The Local Hiker

​​Appalachian Trail general info session

February 18th @ 10AM 

​​We will have an Appalachian Trail general information session, Q&A forum and planning tips for both day hikers and thru hikers. Come by the store to sign up or e-mail info@thelocalhiker.com to RSVP. Hope to see you there!
The Q&A forum will be conducted by an AT thru hiker!

​​​We are starting our meet-up hikes a little differently this year. To kick things off we are scheduling a series of hikes on the Foothills Trail, with the intent of section hiking it over the course 4 or more months.  We are still working out some minor details with the Foothills Trail Conference.  If you are interested please don't hesitate to reach out ahead of time and let us know. E-mail info@thelocalhiker.com with any questions or to pre-register. There will be a meeting at the shop prior to the hikes starting, so jot down any questions you may have and bring them with you.
Dates to remember:
03/23 - 6PM (at the shop) Information meeting about the hike
03/25 - 10AM (at the shop) Meeting w/Executive Director of the Foothills Trail Conference
Open to anyone whether doing the series of hikes or not
04/22 - First section hike

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May 9th @ 6PM - We so excited to have been selected again as one of the stops on Backpacker Magazine's GET OUT MORE Tour for 2017. This event has always been a huge success for us and the tour and we know how much fun it is for you guys to come out and experience that and win free gear! So go ahead, mark your calendars! 

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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.