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 October:

5 - Sat: AT Work Trip (Open to public)
6 - Sun: Kirkland Creek (Cherokee NF)
9 - Wed: Jackson Bend Branch (Tellico Lake)
12 - Sat: Rock Creek Gorge (Cumberland Trail)
13 – Sun: Cades Cove Moonlight Hike
13 - Sun: Marie Meyers Park (Knoxville)
19 - Sat: Hangover- Stratton-Bob Bald (Cherokee NF)
23 - Wed: East Lakeshore Trail (Tellico Lake)
26 - Sat: Mount Cammerer (On-trail)
26 - Sat: Panther Stairs (Off-trail)
28 - Sun: William Hastie Natural Area (Knoxville)

Our October 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.
Other SMHC merchandise for sale includes ball caps, patches, Handbooks, and copies of Jenny Bennett's Murder at the Jumpoff book.
All proceeds go toward funding our Appalachian Trail maintenance activities.


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.

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