First Day Hike 2020

Thank you to everyone that joined us at Croft State Park for the First Day Hike!  There were 104 hikers that came out to spend their first day of the year outdoors.  That is easily the largest group we have seen since opening!  We are very excited to see the enthusiasm this community has for hiking going into 2020.  Keep an eye out for our monthly hikes coming up if you would like to become a part of groups like this!

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Hiking Tips

We want to educate, encourage, & equip you to have the BEST hiking experiences.
Here are a few tips to help get you prepared.

  •  Substitute your cotton clothing for merino wool or other fast-wicking fabrics
  • Bring blister-preventing salves and bandages
  • Make sure your waterproof gear is washed and retreated if necessary
  • On shorter trips, waterproof hiking boots along with rain pants and gaiters will keep your feet dry
  • On longer trips, where water is likely to get into shoes despite the preventative measures listed above, it is a good idea to wear a lightweight trail running shoe or light-hiker shoe that will dry quickly.
  • Know your trail before you go.  Some trails' terrain and routes change dramatically due to rain.

Thanks and we look forward to seeing you soon! 

Upcoming Events / Classes and Other Info! 

The Local Hiker

Established in October of 2013, The Local Hiker is a locally owned business on the east end of Main Street in downtown Spartanburg, South Carolina. Our purpose here in the upstate is to educate, encourage and equip those looking to get in the outdoors.  We want to ensure everyone has a great experience whether they're hiking, biking, climbing, camping or even surfing and the appropriate equipment is step one.  We have it all from sunscreen to sleeping bags and everything in between. Paired with a knowledgeable and friendly staff that will provide the proper guidance, you can rest assured your business is safe here at The Local Hiker.


COVID19 Update for TLH

Temporary Revised Shop Hours

Monday -Friday 12-6

Saturday 11-6

Sunday - Closed

Upcoming hikes and classes will be determined on a case by case basis and are subject to change.  We will do our best to keep you updated via social media and email during this time. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Thank you for continuing to support local.