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!

In Memory of Charlie Klabunde, SMHC Life Member, 1931 - February 7, 2015


SMHC Outings and Events For March, 2020

All remaining outings in March have been cancelled due to the pandemic.
We hope to resume our outing schedule after April 12. The SMHC Board will decide whether to extend the cancellations at the April 6 Board Meeting.

Go to our newsletter at http://www.smhclub.org/newsletters/2020/smhc/0320.pdf for full details, meeting places and times, and leader contact info. All outings are in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park unless otherwise specified. You do not have to be a member of the club to participate- we welcome visitors! Our outings are open to all hikers in good physical condition.

Coming in April:

4 - Sat: AT Work Trip
4 - Sat: Sams Creek (offtrail) (CANCELLED)
11 - Sat: Porters Creek Wildflower Hike (CANCELLED)
18 - Sat: White Oak Sink
19 - Sun: Frozen Head State Park Wildflower Hike
25 - Sat: Jakes Creek Trail to Blanket Mountain
25-26 - Sat-Sun: Backpack: Lead Cove Trail to Site 85, Pilkey Creek



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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