The Mission of the Carolina Mountain Club is to encourage and support hiking in the Western North Carolina Mountains

We fulfill our mission by:

  • leading hikes and welcoming all who are capable of participating;
  • building and maintaining trails, especially the sections of the Appalachian Trail and Mountains to Sea Trail for which we have accepted responsibility; and
  • working with public and private partners to conserve our natural heritage.


We aim to be an inclusive, equitable, diverse and kind community. At CMC we are united in our adventure by mutual trust, collective safety, respect for the natural world, and appreciation for our time together outdoors. We continually strive to provide a welcoming and respectful environment.


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