As many of you have seen on the newsletter that we sent out, we are sitting down for a meeting on Thursday March 23rd at 6 pm here at The Local Hiker. During this meeting, we will discuss the anticipated route, how long each hike should be and how to prepare for the hike.

Open to anyone whether doing the series of hikes or not.
Dates of Section Hike:
April 22nd
May 20th
June 17th
July 8th
September 29th-Oct 1st 3 days/2 nights
Last Hike from Sassafras to Table Rock is TBD (mid to late Oct)

E-mail with any questions or to

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Check out the links (to the left) to see two awesome videos Ridge Runner Media did for us. Clicking our logo will take you to a video that's all about our store. The one year later picture will take you to a video that highlights each of the three businesses from Spartanburg's 2013 Main Street Challenge!

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The Local Hiker

October 7th is the date for 2017 Local Hiker Outdoor Challenge with a whole new series of challenges!

Registration is now open!

Click on the link below to get your registration form! In the meantime, click the logo and enjoy a snapshot of last years challenge!

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Thanks and we look forward to seeing you soon! 

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.


Coming Up!

August 17th - At 6 pm Part II of the Map and Compass Class, be there or get lost....

Sept 29th - Oct 1st Sassafras Mountain to Bad Creek Access 33.1 Miles

Foothills Trail Meet-up Hike

If you want any information on the stuff that is coming up, you can 

E-mail for more info