Trail Maintenance


The NHC maintains 58.6 miles of the AT from Bly Gap at the Georgia/North Carolina border to the Nantahala Outdoor Center on the Nantahala River at Wesser, NC.  The club also maintains several trails that connect to the AT

Maintainers keep the trails in good shape by removing fallen trees, building steps & side cribbing, clearing excessive vegetation, creating water bars and other trail features.  Shelters and signs are maintained.

Volunteer men and women meet each Wednesday at 8:45 AM at the NHC clubhouse at 173 Carl Slagle Rd. and carpool to the selected work site.  Tools and instruction are provided – no experience necessary.  Volunteering with this group is a great way to experience the trail, learn new skills and work with a great group of enthusiastic people while making a positive difference for hikers. 

If you are interested to volunteer as a trail maintainer, please contact our Trail Manager at, or use our volunteer contact form.