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 are 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!

Join us for our 100th Birthday Party!

We are turning 100 and we are throwing a party! Join us for a family-friendly event on July 16, 2023 at the North Carolina Arboretum.

NC Arboretum

 Visit the Centennial Celebration Website for Details

 Download Centennial Celebration Poster (PDF)

CMC Centennial Celebration Poster

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  • Jun. 10 , 10:00 AM - North Mills River Trail - 5.0 mi.
  • Jun. 11 , 9:00 AM - Ox Creek Rd. to Rich Knob - 8.2 mi.
  • Jun. 11 , 10:00 AM - Glassmine Falls Overlook to Graybeard Overlook - 5.0 mi.
  • Jun. 14 , 8:00 AM - NC 128 to Balsam Gap - 5.0 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!


Trail Maintenance

Trail Maintenance

CMC trail maintainers improving the AT by building in some needed steps. Photo by Jim Magura

  • Trail Maintenance

    CMC trail maintainers improving the AT by building in some needed steps. Photo by Jim Magura

  • Hogback Creek Shelter

    Maintainers taking a break after a busy day of restoration of the Hogback Creek Shelter. Adding in some custom benches around the fire.

  • Taking in the View

    Judy, Sharon and Sue taking a break on the trail and enjoying the view in the Black Balsam Area. This Photo taken by Jim Magura was on the inner loop off of rt 215 accessed by the Flat Laurel Creek trail.

  • A Late winter View

    A late winter view of Mt Hardy on the lower loop off of Flat Laurel Creek.

  • Wildcat Rock

    Winter view on the trail! Photo by Tom Butler

  • Karen's Hike

    Rain closing in at the end of the day. Photo by Tom Butler

  • Andrews Bald

    Andrews Bald - September 28, 2022, Photo by Tom Butler

  • Little Bradley Falls

    Little Bradley Falls in the CMC 100 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

  • Dupont Forest Lakes

    A cool morning at Lake Denise, photo by Tom Butler

  • Paris Mountain

    Paris Mountain February 2023, photo by Tom Butler.

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