Carolina Mountain Club

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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!


COVID-19 Hiking Regulations

1) Bring hand sanitizer to use on the trail.

2) No sharing food and drink.

3) Avoid touching face.

4) Cover your mouth whenever coughing or sneezing using inner elbow or tissue and dispose of it using Leave No Trace Principles.

5) Keep some distance between you and other hikers. Six feet has been recommended by CDC.

6) People at higher risk for severe illness as noted by CDC should refrain from hiking at this time.

7) Any hike leader or hiker who is feeling sick should refrain from hiking and congregating with others.

8) Hikers and hike leaders should number no more than 10. This means hike leaders will have to take reservations for any hike they are leading.

9) No more carpooling. Everyone should drive themselves to the trail head unless they live in the same household.

10) Bring face covering to use when passing other hikers or when crowding occurs.

11) The CMC waiver must be signed. Hikers are responsible for their own safety and can use gloves, their own pen, hand sanitizer.

Topic: CMC National Forests Plan Comment Writing Workshop 

Comments accepted until June 29. Your comments are important. 

If you missed it live, you can watch this informational video on our new CMC YouTube channel late 6/22 through 2/29

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJnZKFfToQgiUhWKO25fQug?view_as=subscribe


Yellow Lady Slipper

Yellow Lady Slipper

A rare treat, a Yellow Lady Slipper on the Rough Creek Trail near Canton.

  • Yellow Lady Slipper

    A rare treat, a Yellow Lady Slipper on the Rough Creek Trail near Canton.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Usual Suspects

    A familiar group often seen on the trail.

  • 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.

  • Approaching Storm

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

  • Youth Partner Challenge

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

  • Camino

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