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!

SAT, SEPT 25TH 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 Pisgah National Forest. We’ll be out rehabbing the trail and making new friends. No experience necessary, experienced CMC trail crews will be on site to supervise and train the less experienced. We will carpool to site. More info, preregistration required, limited to 1st 100. Join us afterwards at Bearwaters Brewing Canton @ 3PM! Sign in to the member website and click on the green NPLD icon to register.

2021 CMC Trail Maintainers Picnic:  Saturday, September 18, 12 to 4 PM  Location: Lake Julian Park off Hendersonville Rd in Arden, Shelter # 6. 

Please join me as we pay tribute to the many CMC Trail Maintainers who’s work is deserving of special recognition. This is also a great opportunity to meet your peers on the other crews and all the AT and MST Trail Maintainers you may have not met. Theyre a great bunch of people who share the same passion for Trail Work. .Please sign up on the CMC Website in the members section, Select Trail Maintenance, then Volunteer Picnic (with the spinning icon). Add your name, number of additional people joining you, and the food item you're bringing to pass. CMC will provide Brisket as a main dish, drinks and utensils. I look forward to seeing you next Month at this special event.

Todd Eveland  - CMC Councilor for Trail Maintenance

CMC Members - Your Diamond Brand Outdoors $10.00 voucher now expires on 12/31/21.  Use it or lose it! Please consider making a purchase to help this local AVL retailer in these hard times that cost more than $20.00


Diversity

Diversity

Carolina Mountain Club joined about 25 representatives from area outdoor organizations for a joint hike with Black Folks Camp Too founder Earl B. Hunter Jr. on Friday to hear about what his organization is doing to diversify the outdoors. .

  • Diversity

    Carolina Mountain Club joined about 25 representatives from area outdoor organizations for a joint hike with Black Folks Camp Too founder Earl B. Hunter Jr. on Friday to hear about what his organization is doing to diversify the outdoors. .

  • CMC on Max Patch

    Max Patch - Keeping it inviting for all

  • CMC Bridge Work

    The CMC Maintenance Team, Restoring a trail bridge for hikers.

  • Cowee Overlook

    Another great club hike!

  • Horizons

    A Horizon's club hike

  • Black Balsam to Shining Rock - Scheduled Hike

    Early morning group hike up to Shining Rock via Black Balsam along Art Loeb trail, November 2020. Greeted with the sun on an early morning hike. Photo courtesy of Sharon Smith

  • 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.

  • Approaching Shining Rock on the Art Loeb

    Approaching Shining Rock on the Art Loeb, early fall morning in full sun. Delightful!! Photo by Sharon Smith

  • Jump Off Mt Kephart

    Side trail on the back side of Mt Kephart in the Smokies to 'jump off' ledge for a great view of the valley and Charlie's Bunion on the upper right of the photo. Not for the faint of heart.

  • 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

  • Schoolhouse Falls

    School House Falls in Panthertown, one of many scenic waterfalls throughout the park.