Carolina Mountain Club
Carolina Mountain Club

Hike, Make Friends, Have An Adventure:

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 join the Carolina Mountain Club either online or by mail. Join one of our hikes and get acquainted! If you would like to join our club, Join CMC in the blue bar above  and follow the prompts. 

Craggy Pinnacle - Saturday October 14 

Join Carolina Mountain Club as we restore this trail to a great overlook. 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.  Additional details on




Dry Falls

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Breaking News

Wednesday 09/20/2023
9/23 Lovers Leap and Pump Gap Loop Time Change

The meeting time for the Lovers Leap and Pump Gap Loop Hike on 9/23 has been changed to 8:30am. ...

Saturday 09/16/2023
Sign up for the CMC Annual Meeting and Dinner

Sign up for the CMC annual dinner and meeting online now! Login to the Members Area. Click on the ...

Friday 09/15/2023
Assault on Black Rock Scheduled for 11/15/23

Check the online schedule for information on this new hike scheduled in place of Hemphill Bald from Po ...

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  • Sep. 23 , 8:30 AM - Lovers Leap and Pump Gap Loop - 8.0 mi.
  • Sep. 24 , 8:00 AM - Cataloochee and Little Cataloochee via Little Cataloochee Trail - 9.5 mi.
  • Sep. 24 , 10:00 AM - An Easy Section of the Buncombe Horse Range Trail - 6.6 mi.
  • Sep. 27 , 8:00 AM - Panthertown East Entrance - 6.6 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!


A Late winter View

A Late winter View

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

  • 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

  • Hanging Rock State Park

    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.

  • Karen's Hike

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

  • Little Bradley Falls

    Little Bradley Falls in the CMC 100 Waterfall Challenge. Photo by Judy Magura

  • Andrews Bald

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

  • 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.

  • Roan Mountains

    In the Roans, June 16th

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