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!

The ATC's Covid-19 Plan

Click here for details on the ATC's recommendations for hikers and maintainers that use the ATC Trails.

Upcoming CMC Scheduled Hikes Have Been Cancelled

Effective 3/17/2020, as a precaution, the CMC Council has decided to cancel all upcoming scheduled hikes until further notice. This is a socially responsible course of action to take in order to do our part to help mitigate the spread of the Covid-19 Virus. Updates will be posted when additional information is available.

2020 Spring Social April 18 - Cancelled

The Carolina Mountain Hiking Club Council voted to cancel the Spring Social due to health concerns. Given the circumstances, the board felt that this action was necessary to protect the health of the club members. A decision to reschedule has not been made at this time.

Help Rehabilitate the AT

Join the Carolina Mountain Club (CMC) as part of the Remote Overnight Crew (ROC) on April 18 and 19 on the Appalachian Trail as we renovate a more remote section of the A.T. The Carolina Mountain Club Trail Maintenance Crew members and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) are partnering to offer a unique opportunity to spend the weekend assisting in the rehabilitation of the AT as it traverses north of Max Patch in the Cherokee and Pisgah National Forests. This section is between Max Patch and Lemon Gap near the Roaring Fork shelter, which may be our base for operations, TBD. Expect between a 0.5 and 1 mile hike in to the campsite.

Members: Register on the home page of the CMC Member Website

Non Members – Email Paul Curtin at to register




Clawhammer Mt

Clawhammer Mt

A rowdy group on a chilly wintry day on the top of Clawhammer Mountain near Club Gap after lunch break. Phone by Jim Magura

  • Clawhammer Mt

    A rowdy group on a chilly wintry day on the top of Clawhammer Mountain near Club Gap after lunch break. Phone by Jim Magura

  • Youth Partner Challenge

    Three new youth hikers receiving the Youth Partner Challenge Patch and Certificate. Congratulations to Camila, Belen and Isa!

  • Approaching Storm

    A view of an approaching storm along the Art Loeb on a difficult wilderness hike.

  • Usual Suspects

    A familiar group often seen on the trail.

  • Autumn 2019

    Autumn finally arrives, Late October 2019

  • Lunch Time

    A great view is always enjoyed, especially when having a lunch break and some chocolate.

  • Selfie Time

    It's always a good idea to take a picture of the friends that helped you scout a new hike.

  • Camino

    (CMC hikers travel far and wide) Lorraine and Judy) on the trail to Santiago via the traditional Camino

  • Pilot Mountain

    One of the great views of Pilot Mountain from the AT. Pilot Mountain is a great challenging hike, best done as a key swap.

  • Lane Pinnacle

    A good day on the trail, just wrapping up.