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:

1 - Fri: Buck Bald Sunset/Moonrise Hike
9 – Sat: SMHC Installation Dinner
10 - Sun: House Mountain
13 - Wed: Old Mac At Frozen Head
16 - Sat: Roaring Fork Ramble Off-Trail
23 - Sat: Rich Mountain Loop
27 - Wed: Rich Mountain Trail/Road

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

The 2017 SMHC Installation and Holiday Banquet

Saturday, December 9, 2017
5:00 PM–9:00 PM

Fox Den Country Club
12284 N. Fox Den Drive
Knoxville, TN 37934

Guest Speaker – “Into the Mist” Author David Brill

Visit the Banquet reservations page for full details and to register to attend.
The Banquet is open to both SMHC members and non-members.

The SMHC is now selling copies of Jenny Bennett's Murder at the Jumpoff

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.