The Local Hiker

Paddle The Pacolet
Where: The Pacolet River
When: New date being decided upon - watch for details

Come join us at Paddle the Pacolet! It's family fun event, complete with paddling, live music and BBQ waiting for you at the exit point! If you don't want to get in the water, no problem! You can still come enjoy the music, food and other festivities! Click the registration button below to reserve your spot.

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Tuesday, July 10th

Backpacking 101 class at the
Cyrill-Westside Library

Come join us for tips and tricks from The Local Hiker crew. This class is for all skill levels and is free 

6:30- 7:30pm

Thursday, July 12th

Make-a-Wish Trail Blaze
Challenge Meeting @ 6pm

-Come to this information meeting to hear how you can hike 28.6 miles in a day to help local Make-a-Wish kids-

For more info contact or to sign up email
Saturday, July 21st

Ellicott Rock Meet-Up Hike
We will meet at the
Burrell's Ford parking area at 9am.
Hike is approximately 7 miles, moderate.  Be prepared - Dress appropriately, bring water!

Glendale Outdoor Leadership School is hosting a Family Camp Out this fall!

-Family Friendly (competitive) Games-
-Pot Luck Camp Fire Style Dinner-
-Family Friendly Movie on the lawn-
-Breakfast and Dessert Provided By G.O.L.S.-
Just $60 per family , you can find more information and secure your spot at


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.