Carolina Mountain Club

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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!


Update on the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forest

February 06, 2020

After months of delay, the National Forest Service expects to release the draft plan for managing the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests in mid-February. This is a quick reminder; the plan will set policy for managing the NFs for the next 15-20 years. Because so much of the Club’s activities occur on NF land, the plan is highly important to us.

The next step in this process is for the Club – as organization and members – to provide comments to the NFS on the draft plan. The NFS is required by law to take these comments into account in finalizing the management plan. The Conservation Committee will take the lead on this, preparing information packages, comment letter templates, and workshops to help members submit comments on the plan.

Stay tuned as we move forward in the management plan process. For full details, National Forest Revised Plan 2020


Clawhammer Mt

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

  • 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

  • Youth Partner Challenge

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

  • Approaching Storm

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

  • Usual Suspects

    A familiar group often seen on the trail.

  • 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.

  • Camino

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

  • 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.