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 March:

2 Sat: A.T. Work Trip
6 - Wed: Rich Mtn. Loop
9 - Sat: Schoolhouse Hike
16 - Sat: Burnt Mill Bridge Loop / John Muir Trail (Big South Fork)
16- Sat: Thunderhead Prong
23- Sat: Virgin Falls Pocket Wilderness Area
27 - Wed: Virgin Falls via Lostcreek Falls and Cave
30 - Sat: Anakeesta Ridge and Canyon Off-Trail
30 - Sat: Brushy Mountain Trail

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


National Trails Day, Saturday June 1, 2019
Come and help out on the Appalachian Trail for a day; T-shirts, picnic and door prizes.
More info and registration form to follow soon!

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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