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 August:

3 - Sat: A.T. Maintenance Work Trip
3 – Sat: Lowes Creek (Off-trail)
4th-Sun: Indian Boundary Lake Loop
7 – Wed: Gabes Mountain Trail
10 - Sat: Annual Election Picnic- Greenbrier Pavilion
14 - Wed: Wed: Hike: Middle Prong Trail
17 - Sat: Raven Fork Gorges (Off-trail)
17 – Sat: Charlies Bunion
24 - Sat: Hemphill Bald Loop
31 - Sat: A.T. to Silers Bald

Our August Newsletter, with hiking outings, work trips, and events contains contact information for outing leaders, meeting places and times, outing descriptions, and much more!

Note that the Charlies Bunion outing is on Saturday the 17th, not on Sunday, as was announced incorrectly in our Newsletter.

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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