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 May:1– Wed: Rabbit Creek from Cades Cove to Campsite 15
4- Sat: Appalachian Trail Maintenance
11- Sat: Ramsey Cascades
11- Sat: Sams Creek (offtrail)
18- Sat: Bald River Falls 18/19 - Sat /Sun: Ladies Only Backpack - Cabin Flats
19- Sun: Seven Islands State Birding Park
25- Sat: New Section of the Cumberland Trail
27- Mon: Hemphill Bald From Polls Gap
Our May Newsletter, with hiking outings, work trips,
It contains contact information for outing leaders, meeting places and times, outing descriptions, and much
Registration is now closed, as of May 15.
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.