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 August:

1 - Wed: Gabes Mountain Trail
4 - Sat: A.T. Maintenance Work Trip
5 - Sun: Virginia Creeper Bike Ride
8 - Wed: Middle Prong Trail to Indian Flats Falls
11 - Sat: Election Picnic at Metcalf Bottoms Pavilion
12 - Sun: Clingmans Dome to Newfound Gap
15 - Wed: Norris Watershed
18 - Sat: Raven Fork Gorge Off-Trail (Cancelled)
25 - Sat: McCloud Mountain

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

The SMHC still has a few copies of Jenny Bennett's Murder at the Jumpoff for sale.

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.