How To Join

You can join the Carolina Mountain Club either online or using a hardcopy by clicking on one of the links below.  You are invited to participate in a few hikes or some trail maintenance before joining CMC, but please contact the leader ahead of time. Some trail work is open only to members.

After you join, we’ll begin sending you our “eNews" as well as a quarterly update of all of the hikes scheduled for the upcoming quarter. You will also receive a $10 voucher to Diamond Brand Outdoors.      

By joining, you’ll have full access to member services, so that you can begin enjoying Western North Carolina’s oldest and largest hiking trail club. 


You have a choice of joining and paying online , with your credit card, or downloading the Membership Form and mailing it in with your check. If you choose to pay online there will be a $1 fee to cover additional costs to the Club.

                          Membership Form


Membership fees

  • Individual $20
  • Family $30

Once you join CMC you will be able to log on to the members area of the website where you can modify your personal information and find other members.                         

CMC is a non-profit organization.  Contributions above the $20 and $30 member levels are tax deductible and also may qualify for 501(c)3 corporate matching funds.  Your dues and contributions support CMC programs to promote hiking and to build, maintain, and protect trails in Western North Carolina.  Please consider joining and/or making a contribution.

Refund Policy:

Carolina Mountain Club does not refund payments for membership dues.

Membership Customer Service Contacts:

(704) 451-5268
Carolina Mountain Club, P.O. Box 68, Asheville, NC 28802

Privacy Policy:
Carolina Mountain Club does not share individual member information with third parties.