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!

Through April 30th.

Vote CMC Hiking Club as the best hiking club in the area in the Mountain Express Best of Survey

June 1, 2019 - Max Patch Rehabilitation

Saturday June 1st Max Patch Rehabilitation.  Join the Carolina Mountain Club, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, US Forest Service (Appalachian Ranger District)  and our sponsors as we restore this regional icon in the Pisgah National Forest.

More Info, preregistration required, limited to 1st 100 at


Map Navigation Class

Map Navigation Class

Map Navigation Class 4/26 & 4/28 CMC Class Reminder - "coming up soon"

  • Map Navigation Class

    Map Navigation Class 4/26 & 4/28 CMC Class Reminder - "coming up soon"

  • Jack in the Pulpit

    Photo by Elaine Tennen - Jack in the Pulpit 2019 on the Laurel Fork to Jocasse Lake.

  • Bloodroot

    Photo by Dennis Bass

  • Trout Lilly

    Photo by Dick Zimmerer. The flower is a Trout Lily. Photo was taken April 7,2019 on a hike Dick led called “Big Creek" - the Big Creek in the Mills River Recreation Area with the trailhead at Trace Ridge..

  • Blue Bead Lily

    Photo by Dennis Bass Blue Bead Lily (aka yellow bead lily because of the yellow flower which precedes the blue beads.

  • Hard to See

    Dick Zimmerer, the perfect camouflage for hiding and so easy to miss. Spring 2019 along the Trace Ridge Trail.

  • Turkey Pen

    Photo by Judy Magura - Spring Flowers in Turkey Pen, early signs of Spring 2019

  • Indian Pipe

    Photo by Dennis Bass