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 January:

1 – Mon: Seven Islands State Park
3 – Wed: Laurel Falls/Cove Mountain Trail
6 – Sat: Finley Cane/Lead Cove Trails
13 – Sat: North Old Mac/South Old Mac Trails at Frozen Head State Park
13 – Sat: Easy Hike: Old Sugarlands Trail
20 – Sat: Lumber Ridge Trail/Spruce Flats Branch, Off-Trail
24 – Wed: Chestnut Tops Trail
27 – Sat: Abrams Falls via Abrams Creek Ranger Station


Our January Newsletter, with hiking outings, work trips, and events. It contains contact information for outing leaders, meeting places and times, and outing descriptions.

Here is our January Appalachian Trail Maintainers' Committee Newsletter.

The SMHC is now selling copies of Jenny Bennett's Murder at the Jumpoff

The estate of Jenny Bennett has bequeathed the remaining copies of Jenny's first book, Murder at the Jumpoff, to the SMHC.
Bennett, an SMHC Life Member and author, passed away in 2015.
These are new, unopened copies of the book. We are selling them for $10 each, shipping included.
Visit our merchandise page to pick up your copy today!

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.