Leave No Trace

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers are coming to The Local Hiker November 7th @ 10:00AM! 

The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, a national organization that teaches children and adults how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly, is bringing their award-winning Traveling Trainer program to our area in November.

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer program consists of four teams of two educators that travel across the country in Subaru Hybrids teaching people how to protect and enjoy the outdoors responsibly. The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers offer programs to the general public, volunteers, youth, nonprofit organizations, friends groups, governmental agencies, and more on Leave No Trace skills and techniques intended to reduce the impact of outdoor activities in communities around the United States. The Traveling Trainers do all of this while traveling and living out of their Subaru, camping over 250 nights a year! In 2015 alone, the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will reach 15 million Americans!

The Local Hiker

Thanks and we look forward to seeing you soon! 

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Misc. Information

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Trailblaze Challenge

The fall Trailblaze Challenge will be November 6th - 8th and will take place on the Foothills Trail! Check out the links for more info! 

Interested in completing a 28.3 mile hike in one day AND for a great cause? The Make-a-Wish Foundation is offering such a challenge. We will host one of the trail guides for an information meeting @ 6pm on 07/15 at the store. You can sign up at info@thelocalhiker.com. Visit www.sctrailblazechallenge.org for more information about this Trail Blaze Challenge hike.

10 am - 7 pm

9 am - 7 pm


Hours of operation

August Class

Our August class will take us back to the basics, backpacking basics It is the foundation for what we love to do! It will be in the shop on the 20th @ 6:00PM.

This class will provide basic information for backpacking and hiking. So if you consider yourself a beginner, this class will have a lot of great information for you! If you consider yourself beyond the basics, this class is a great way to fortify and grow the knowledge you already have! 

You can sign up at info@thelocalhiker.com or in the store. This is a great opportunity for those new to hiking, scout/youth groups or those that just need a refresher!

Meet-Up Hike for August

Our August hike will be on the 22nd @ 10am. We will be hiking Jones Gap NRT # 1 which leads us to Jones Gap Falls.

We will meet at the main parking area/ranger station at Jones Gap. We will hike the Jones Gap Falls area, approximately 5 miles. If time permits and the group wants to we will hike on up to Rainbow Falls too!

You can call the store or email us at info@thelocalhiker.com to get signed up or for additional information. See you on the trail!

Upcoming Events

We are a locally owned business in downtown Spartanburg South Carolina that specializes in hiking, backpacking and camping supplies. 
We are here to help you get the most from your outdoor experiences.

We look forward to seeing you in the store and helping you plan
your next outdoor adventure!  

173 E. Main Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306
(864) 764-1651

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Spartanburg, SC 29306
(864) 764-1651
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