We Explore, Enjoy, and Protect the Great Smokies.
You are always welcome to join our weekly hiking outings in the beautiful, rugged Smokies and surrounding natural areas here in East Tennessee. Try your hand at some high-elevation trail maintenance on the Appalachian Trail. Participate in conservation efforts to preserve our natural heritage.
SMHC offers adventure and fun for all kinds of people.. like you. Join us!
SMHC Outings and Events for September:7 - Sat: AT Work Trip (Open to public)
11- Wed: Rich Mountain Trail Loop
14 - Sat: Rocky Top
21- Sat: Defeat Ridge (Offtrail)
21- Sat: Mount Sterling
21 - Sat: Easy Hike: Fort Dickerson
25 - Wed: Sweat Heifer / Dry Sluice Loop
28 - Sat: Family Hike: Cucumber Gap Loop
Our September Newsletter, with hiking outings, work trips, and events contains contact information for outing leaders, meeting places and times, outing descriptions, and much more!
We now have our new dry-fit T-shirts available for purchase! $20 each, available in all sizes on our Merchandise page.
We still have some of the old nylon T's if you prefer, in S/M/L only.
Our group maintains 102 miles of the AT in the Smokies and the Nantahala National Forest. There are lots of ways to help out, ranging from big projects, such as trail relocations and shelter construction, to easy clipping and waterbar cleaning. You can contribute on whatever level you are ready for. We provide all needed tools and training. It's fun work out in the mountains and it is a vital part of making the Appalachian Trail experience a great one for both dayhikers and thru-hikers alike.
If you'd like to find out more about Appalachian Trail Maintainers Committee volunteer activities, contact us and sign up today.