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!

Five years hence: In Memory of Charlie Klabunde, SMHC Life Member, 1931 - February 7, 2015

Five years hence: In Memory of Jenny Bennett, SMHC Life Member, 1952 -June 8, 2015


All outings in June have been cancelled due to the pandemic.

We will be doing a trial resumption of outings for our members in July. We will not be publishing our July Newsletter online, because it contains details that we are reserving for our members, in
an effort to keep the outing sizes down. We will continue to evaluate the pandemic situation and make a decision on publically announcing the August outings.





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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