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 December:

3 – Sat: Parsons Branch Off-Trail
7 – Wed: Panther Creek State Park
10 – Sat: SMHC Installation Dinner
11 - Sun: House Mountain
17 - Sat: Greenbrier Ramble
18 - Sun: Big Ridge State Park
21 - Wed: Seven Islands State Birding Park
31 - Sat: Panther Creek State Park

Our listing of December 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.