Carolina Mountain Club
Carolina Mountain Club

Hike, Save Trails, Make Friends!

Join Us!

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!

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Interested in Joining CMC Search and Rescue Crew ?

Training and qualification events for incoming crew members will begin on November 5, 2022, with the goal of prospective members being fully deployable by early Spring 2023.  Contact the crew directors at SAR@carolinamountainclub.org for more details.

Call for CMC Service Award Nominations

The Carolina Mountain Club honors service to the Club in three ways: the Award of Appreciation for members who have rendered exceptional service during a given year; the Distinguished Service Award for members who have made consistent and cumulatively extraordinary contributions during their membership; and, the highest award, Honorary Life Membership. As an all-volunteer organization, we depend on our members to carry out the business of the club. The recipients of all of these awards have gone above and beyond in their efforts to ensure the success of the Carolina Mountain Club.

IF YOU KNOW OF A MEMBER WHOM YOU BELIEVE SHOULD RECEIVE A CMC SERVICE AWARD, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO THE AWARD COMMITTEE CHAIR, JEFF WILCOX (jwilcox@unca.edu) by September 30, 2022 and SHARE THEIR NAME AND THE REASONS FOR YOUR NOMINATION.

 

Breaking News

Wednesday 09/21/2022
WC100 waterfall hike

The waterfall hike scheduled Wed, Sept 21 was cancelled because all the participants cancelled. Brend ...


Monday 09/19/2022
Cataloochee Divide to Purchase Knob 9/28/22 Canceled

This hike is canceled due to the hike leader's temporary health problems. ...


Tuesday 09/13/2022
Join CMC Search and Rescue

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Hikes

  • Sep. 28 , 8:00 AM - Andrews Bald & Chimney Tops in Great Smoky Mountains National Park - 7.1 mi.
  • Sep. 28 , 8:00 AM - Long Creek Falls & Opossum Creek Falls - 7.8 mi.
  • Oct. 2 , 8:30 AM - Smokemont Loop - 8.0 mi.
  • Oct. 2 , 10:30 AM - Buck Spring Trail from Pisgah Inn to US 276 - 6.0 mi.

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Find a Hike

It's time to get outside! Get some fresh air and get to know like-minded friends who cherish the beauty of our mountain region.

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Join the Club

You have the power to keep our mountains safe for future generations. What better gift can one give?

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Maintain the Trails

What is more fun than working together to save our treasures, getting some good laughs, and even catching a mud ball or two!

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Rhododendron along Kitsuma hike

Rhododendron along Kitsuma hike

Great views; great flowers!

  • Rhododendron along Kitsuma hike

    Great views; great flowers!

  • Rare Pink Ladyslipper

    A special find along the MST near Waterrock Knob

  • Roan in Bloom

    One of many spring flowers in the Roan Highlands, Photo by David Huff

  • Little Hump Big Hump

    Sharon's Hike to Little Hump Big Hump in the Roan Highlands. Photo by David Huff

  • Rattler on the Trail

    Large 6' rattler block our path on a favorite 100 trail. We all went around this one. On the other side we looked back and he was coiled up in a striking position rattling away. This one meant business! (Photo by Jim Magura)

  • Turks Cap Lily

    Happy Butterfly

  • Sam's Gap to Big Bald

    Our lunch break on Big Bald after a six mile trail and climb to the top on April 23, 2022 on the AT.

  • Lost Cove

    Lost Cove hike on 4/6/22 - Good time had by all and a real adventure into history.

  • Cowee Overlook

    Another great club hike!

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