Hiking Clubs

Hiking clubs in and around Western North Carolina

When you are in the area, check out the hikes given by the local hiking clubs.

All hikes are run by volunteers. Most have their hike schedule on the web.

Before you go on a hike as a guest,

  • Call the leader to make sure that the hike is appropriate for guests in general and for you, in particular,
  • Bring the right gear for the hike,
  • Confirm the time and location of the meeting point,
  • Get to the meeting point 15 minutes before,
  • If you get a ride to the trailhead from another hiker, be prepared to chip in for the cost of the ride. Have several small bills handy,
  • Thank the leader at the end of the hike.
  • If you have gone on more than two hikes with a club, it is time to join the club.

Appalachian Trail Conservancy– Dedicated to the conservation and maintenance of the A.T.

Blue Ridge Hiking Club –Hiking Club based in Boone, NC

Carolina Berg Wanderers – Hiking club based in Charlotte, NC

Carolina Mountain Club – Hiking club based in Asheville, NC

Friends of the MST – Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail

Georgia ATC –Hiking club based in Atlanta

High Country Hikers – Hiking club based in Hendersonville

Hikers of Iredell County – Hiking club based in Statesville and Mooresville, NC

Mountain High Hikers – Hiking club based in SW North Carolina and North Georgia

Nantahala Hiking Club –Hiking club based in Franklin, NC

Pisgah Hikers – Hiking club based in Brevard, NC

Smoky Mountains Hiking Club – Hiking club based in Knoxville, TN

Tennessee Eastman Hiking and Canoeing Club – Hiking club based E. TN and SW VA