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 for more details.

Be Safe

Bear hunting season coming up, wear your orange hat and garments in the woods.  Oct 17 - Nov 19 and Dec 12 - Jan 2


Breaking News

Tuesday 02/07/2023
Feb. 15 Wednesday hike change

Please note the February 15th Wednesday hike has been changed to the Whitewater Falls/Round Gap hike…d ...

Friday 01/20/2023
Cantrell Creek - Squirrel Gap Loop

The February 8th hike in Turkey Pen is changed to a hike in Dupont State Forest. The new hIke is "Sky ...

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  • Feb. 8 , 9:00 AM - Sky Valley P.L. #1 - 7.5 mi.
  • Feb. 11 , 10:00 AM - Turkey Pen, Pounding Mill, Mullinax Loop - 7.0 mi.
  • Feb. 12 , 9:30 AM - MST/Shut-in Trail through Bent Creek and Arboretum - 7.5 mi.
  • Feb. 12 , 10:00 AM - Lower Big Laurel Creek - 7.5 mi.
  • Feb. 15 , 8:00 AM - Case Camp - Seniard Ridge Loop - 9.0 mi.
  • Feb. 15 , 8:00 AM - Upper Whitewater Falls - Round Mtn. Gap - 8.0 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.


Join the Club

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


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!


Bradley Falls Waterfall Challenge

Bradley Falls Waterfall Challenge

Bradley Falls near Saluda, one of the 100 Favorite Waterfalls in the CMC Waterfall Challenge. Photo by Judy Magura

  • Bradley Falls Waterfall Challenge

    Bradley Falls near Saluda, one of the 100 Favorite Waterfalls in the CMC Waterfall Challenge. Photo by Judy Magura

  • Little Bradley Falls

    Little Bradley Falls in the CMC 100 Waterfall Challenge. Photo by Judy Magura

  • 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.

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