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 November:3 – Sat: A.T. Maintenance Work Trip
4 – Sun: Cumberland Trail/Graysville Mountain Section
7 – Wed: Ramsey Cascades
10 – Sat: Cat Stairs, Off-Trail
11 – Sun: Indian Flats Falls
14 – Wed: Old Settlers to Campsite 33
17 – Sat: Rayfield Orchard Site on Rhododendron Creek Off-Trail
17-18 – Sat/Sun: Laurel Gap Shelter Backpack
18 – Sun: Cataloochee Divide – Canceled
24 – Sat: Easy Hike: Ijams Nature Center
Our November Newsletter, with hiking outings, work trips,
It contains contact information for outing leaders, meeting places and times, outing descriptions, and much
Announcing the 2018 SMHC Holiday Banquet
Our 2018 Holiday Banquet will take place Dec. 8 at Fox Den Country Club in Farragut, TN. The Banquet is an annual celebration of the year in the life of the Club. Great atmosphere, food, and fellowship are all to be expected! Our very special guest speaker this year is Benny Braden, 900-Miler record-holding hiker and backpacker. Reservations are required, deadline is December 1. Make your reservation today, and plan to come out for this wonderful evening with your fellow hikers in the Smoky Mountains Hiking Club! Everyone is welcome, you do NOT have to be a Club member to attend.
For additional information and to make your reservation, here is the Banquet page.
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.