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 September:

1 - Sat: Cumberland Trail: Catoosa WMA
8 - Sat: A.T. Maintenance Work Trip
9 - Sun: White Rocks and Sand Cave
12 - Wed: West Prong / Chestnut Top Big Loop
15 - Sat: Styx Branch Off-Trail
15 - Sat: Baxter Creek to Mt. Sterling
22 - Sat: Cades Cove Moonlight Hike
26 - Wed: Alum Cave Trail to Mt. Le Conte
29 - Sat: Easy Hike: Ijams Nature Center
29 - Sat: Family Hike: Big Creek to Mouse Creek Falls

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

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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