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!


Speaking of Travel

Randy Fluharty, president of the Carolina Mountain Club in Western North Carolina, along with members Elaine Tennen and Carroll Koepplinger, love to hike. There is so much to know about the physical, mental health and spiritual aspects of taking a good hike, and they explain why a good hike is good for us, where to go, what to wear and how to get going.

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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