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The U.S. Forest Service is closing the Point Lookout Trail for 90 days due to a major landslide. This ... » more

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Upcoming Hikes (click for details):

Wednesday Jul. 27, 8:30 AM - Mt. Mitchell - Potato Hill - 9 mi.

Saturday Jul. 30, 8:30 AM - Pine Mountain Loop II - 10 mi.

Sunday Jul. 31, 10:00 AM - Pisgah Ridge Loop - 7 mi.

Sunday Half-Day Jul. 31, 12:00 PM - Frying Pan Tower - 4 mi.

Each year the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) uses funds from the sale of North Carolina AT license plates to provide grants to organizations. In 2016, CMC received a grant for $3030 to buy tools: chain saws, weed-eaters, hazel hoes, rock bars, and toppers. CMC maintains 93 miles of the AT. In 2015, over 100 volunteers contributed 4228 hours in maintaining “our” part of the AT. The new tools are much appreciated. Thank you ATC!

Register now for the fall Mountain Treasures Camporee. The camporee will be held Friday Sept. 30 through Sunday Oct. 2 at Appletree Campground near Franklin, NC. A variety of hikes will be offered Saturday and Sunday. Dinner will be shared Saturday night. To learn more click on this link: Hiking - Camporees

There are so many interesting things along the trail; hike and enjoy!




  • Copperheads


  • Red salamander

    On Sassafras Falls hike

  • Beautiful!

    Autumn abundance

  • Interesting Tree

    This is a tree on the side of the trail as you are going into Skinny Dip off the Parkway

  • Cantrell Creek Lodge, reconstructed

    Lodge as it looks now in the Cradle of Forestry

  • A hiker's tools

    You'll want to have these

  • CMC emblem

    90 Years Young

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We love to hike and work on our beloved trails, and we want you to join us. You can check us out through several hikes with us, or you can join first by clicking on the Join button on our home page. Please contact the hike leader ahead of time if you’re not a member.

Please browse our web site to see other activities you might like. We’re a non-profit with no paid staff, so we depend on volunteers to keep our club going. We would welcome your help!