April, 21st---Meet up hike

  • Pisgah National Park
    • John Rock Trail Loop
    • 9 AM
    • You can sign up at the store or by emailing info@thelocalhiker.com

April 19th @ 6 pm- We will have a backpacking basics class where we will discuss the 10 essentials, how to pack a backpack and other basic hiking and backpacking information. This is a great opportunity for those new to the outdoors or those needing a refresher.

Paddle the Pacolet
May 19th 9am - 3pm

Paddle the Pacolet is a family fun event, complete with paddling, live music and BBQ waiting for you at the exit point! of the kayaking trip If you don't want to get in the water, no problem! You can still come enjoy the music, food and other festivities!​​

More information can be found by following the registration link below.

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​​​Saturday June 2nd

  • National Trails Day (50th Anniversary)
  • Glendale Outdoor Leadership is sponsoring NTD, supported by The Local Hiker
  • Visit www.americanhiking.org for more information

Dates to look forward to!

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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.


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Backpacker Magazine

"Get Out More Tour"
Where: The Local Hiker
When: May 5th from 1-4pm

Join Backpacker’s Get Out More all star ambassador Randy Propster for an engaging 75-minute seminar full of trail tested tips, practical trip advice and outdoor gear information.  There will be live music by Backline Bluegrass, numerous outdoor organziations will be present at the event and available for information purposes and plenty of food (for purchase).