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 January:1 - Tues: Seven Islands State Birding Park
2 - Wed: Chestnut Top Trail
5 - Sat: Newcomer’s Hike: Schoolhouse Gap / Chestnut Top
12 - Sat: Abrams Falls Trail
16 - Wed: Old Sugarlands Trail - Cherokee Orchard Rd
19 - Sat: Injun Creek Loop, Easy Off-Trail
26 - Sat: Lone Mountain
Our January Newsletter, with hiking outings, work trips,
It contains contact information for outing leaders, meeting places and times, outing descriptions, and much
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,
and sign up today.