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!


Hiker Happy Hour – CMC & ATC, September 18th

Join fellow CMC and ATC members and area outdoor enthusiasts on Tuesday, September 18 between 4 and 8 PM, at the Salvage Station,  Hiker Happy Hour - Carolina Mountain Club and Appalachian Trail Club. CMC and ATC will  both promote hikes and trail maintenance in WNC. The Salvage Station will donate 10% of food and beverage proceeds during those hours to the CMC. 

The event is open to the public. Stop by and say "HEY!" at our info table where volunteers will answer questions from potential new hikers and trail volunteers. Invite your friends and neighbors for a fun evening. Stay for a beer or have dinner - remember 10% of proceeds will go to CMC! 

GPX Tracking Skill - Monday, September 24th, 2018

CMC Members are cordially invited to a gpx hike tracking presentation at REI in Biltmore Park on Monday September 24, 2018 at 7:00 pm.  The program will be led by CMC hike leader Bob Levy.  He’ll demonstrate how to download a CMC gpx hike track to AllTrails and the Motion-X iPhone apps.  Bob will also show how to use a gpx file to explore 100s of our beautiful western North Carolina Mountain hiking trails. And he’ll explain how AllTrails on your computer can be applied to modify existing tracks and create new ones. There is no cost to attend, but CMC members must RSVP by emailing Bob Levy, RLEVY@CATO.ORG.

THE CMC GUIDE TO USING MOTION-X GPS AND ALLTRAILS IS AVAILABLE HERE [link].  IT WILL BE THE BASIS FOR BOB LEVY’S TALK AT REI ON SEPTEMBER 24.  IF YOU’RE SCHEDULED TO ATTEND THE TALK, YOU MAY WANT TO REVIEW THE GUIDE IN ADVANCE.  EVEN IF YOU CAN’T BE THERE, YOU MAY FIND THE GUIDE HELPFUL.  

Mt Pisgah Trail Rehabilitation - Saturday, October 13th, 2018

Join the Carolina Mountain Club as we restore this regional icon in the Pisgah National Forest.  We'll be out rehabbing the trail and making new friends. No experience necessary!  Expereinced CMC trail crews will be on site to supervise and train.

Click here for details


Sill Branch Falls Loop

Sill Branch Falls Loop

After a great day of hiking, the group enjoyed a quiet moment of reflection at the Sill Branch Falls. We were treated with a photo by the owner of Tennessee Lights for this amazing photo.

  • Sill Branch Falls Loop

    After a great day of hiking, the group enjoyed a quiet moment of reflection at the Sill Branch Falls. We were treated with a photo by the owner of Tennessee Lights for this amazing photo.

  • Cowee Access to Haywood Gap Hike 794 July 2018

    Cowee Access to Haywood Gap along the MST, 9.4 miles and some unexpected trail surprises. Check the hike report for details The group relaxing after a bit of trail excitement. Photo by Jim Magura.

  • Grassy Ridge - Roan Highlands

    One of the great views along Grassy Ridge in the Roan Highlands - June 2018

  • Grassy Ridge Hike 137

    Time to stop for a lunch break and take in the views along Grassy Ridge - Roan Highlands June 2018

  • Youth Hiking

    Youth Hiking Group on National Trails Day at Max Patch - June 2018. Getting ready to explore with high spirits in slightly damp conditions. Photo by Kate Fisher

  • National Trails Day

    CMC trail crew hard at work cutting in New Steps at Max Patch on National Trails day.

  • Waterfalls

    Photo by Stuart English May 2018 A group of hikers getting ready to visit some of the great waterfalls on the 100 Waterfall Challenge

  • Waterfalls on the Challenge

    Photo by Stuart English May 2018.  No shortage of water on the Waterfall hike. Plenty to go around!

  • Black Crest Trail

    A magical moment on the Black Crest trail heading back from Winter Star to Mt Mitchell. Photo by John Crawford