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.

Since 1924, the SMHC offers adventure and fun for all kinds of people.. like you. Join us!

SMHC Outings and Events for April:

12 – Wed: Bradley Fork to Cabin Flats
15 – Sat: Porters Creek Trail
19 – Wed: White Oak Sinks
22 – Sat: Big Loop out of Tremont
22 – Sat: Porters Creek to Charlies Bunion (Off-Trail)
23 – Sun: Easy Hike: Smoky Mountain Railroad
29 – Sat: White Oak Sinks
29-30 – Sat-Sun: Eagle Creek Backpack

Our listing of April hiking outings, work trips, and events. The listing contains contact information for outing leaders, meeting places and times, and outing descriptions.

SMHC Appalachian Trail Maintainers' Committee is seeking volunteers for AT maintenance activities.

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.