Jones Gap & Rainbow Falls

March 16

9 am

Jones Gap State Park

The Local Hiker Crew will offer a hike at Jones Gap which will include a little side trip up to Rainbow Falls. The total distance for this hike will be approximately 6 miles and somewhat difficult. Trekking poles will be your friend! Dress appropriately, bring snack and water.
You can sign up for this hike at or by calling or coming by the shop.

Backpacking Trip to Roan Mountain and the Balds Information Meeting

April 30@ 6pm

The Local Hiker Crew will offer a two day one night backpacking trip June 8-9 at Roan Mountain. If you would like to participate in this backpacking trip it is highly recommended you attend this information meeting. Details regarding the trip will be given out, to include a packing list, meal planning ideas, appropriate gear for the trip and more.

Thanks and we look forward to seeing you soon! 

Our Story...

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.


Upcoming Events / Classes and Other Info! 

The Local Hiker

Foothills Trail Workshop

March 23


The Executive Director of the Foothills Trail Conference will be at The Local Hiker to offer information on this amazing resource we have for backpacking, day hiking, wildlife and plant viewing! He will make himself available after a short presentation to answer any questions you may have regarding the trail, programs/events offered throughout the year and let you know how you can get involved in and become a member of the Foothills Trail Conference!