The primary objective of the Carolina Mountain Club is to explore and enjoy the mountains of Western North Carolina and adjacent regions by hiking their trails. We do this by offering three to five hikes each week--from easy 4-6 mile half-day hikes to challenging, fast-paced all day hikes. Our hikes offer something for everyone--exercise, natural beauty, companionship, mountain history and culture, and adventure. Hikes are available to non-members as well as members of the Club. However, if you're not yet a member of the CMC you must contact the hike leader in order to join a scheduled hike. All hikes are led by members who volunteer their time, expertise and love of hiking. So pull on those boots, shoulder the backpack, and join us on the trail! You can also join the Carolina Mountain Club either online or by mail. To join our club, click on Join CMC in the blue bar above and follow the prompts.
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Bridge Construction on I-40W
Traffic in both directions of I-40 will be reduced to one lane between U.S. 276 (Exit 20) and mile mar
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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.
You have the power to keep our mountains safe for future generations.
What better gift can one give?
What is more fun than working together to save our treasures, getting some good laughs, and
even catching a mud ball or two!
A late winter view of Mt Hardy on the lower loop off of Flat Laurel Creek.
Winter view on the trail! Photo by Tom Butler
A firetower with a view at Hanging Rock State Park in Danbury, NC. One of the 100 Fire Towers on the CMC 100 Fire Tower challenge.
Rain closing in at the end of the day. Photo by Tom Butler
Little Bradley Falls in the CMC 100 Waterfall Challenge. Photo by Judy Magura
Andrews Bald - September 28, 2022, Photo by Tom Butler
Maintainers taking a break after a busy day of restoration of the Hogback Creek Shelter. Adding in some custom benches around the fire.
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.
In the Roans, June 16th