Hiking Outfitters

Here is a list of some of the wonderful outfitters located across Western NC and the surrounding region. We're lucky to have such a large number of quality outfitters in the region, thanks to the large amount of recreational opportunities available in these mountains. What this means is that no matter where you're staying or what direction you're coming from, you're likely to have a store between you and the trails - or at least nearby.

Outfitters are listed in alphabetical order. To have your place of business displayed on this page, please contact us and we'll be glad to add you to the list.

Backcountry Outdoors
18 Pisgah Hwy.
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768

Black Dome Mountain Sports
140 Tunnel Road
Asheville, NC 28805

Blackrock Outdoor Co.
570 W. Main St.
Sylva, NC 28779

Bluff Mountain Outfitters
Located on the Appalachian Trail in the town of Hot Springs, NC. Providing shuttle service for bikers, hikers and boaters.
152 Bridge St.
Hot Springs, NC 28743

Bryson City Outdoors
Located in downtown Bryson City. BCO carries hiking, camping, and paddleboarding gear.
169 Main Street
Bryson City NC, 28713

Curtis Wright Outfitters
Main St.
Weaverville, NC
Web site

Diamond Brand Outdoors
Diamond Brand Outdoors, Western North Carolina's oldest outdoor outfitter, is on your way to adventure. Diamond Brand Outdoors offers a quality selection of shoes, clothing, equipment and supplies for camping, hiking, climbing, canoeing, kayaking, backpacking, fly fishing, and more. For more information, call us or visit our web site!
South Asheville Location
1378 Hendersonville Rd.
Asheville, NC 28803
(828) 684-6262
Web site
Downtown Asheville Location
53 Biltmore Ave.
Asheville NC 28801
(828) 771-4761
Web site

Explore Biltmore Estate
Outdoor Center
Asheville, NC
888-428-8260 or 828-225-1323
Web site

Footsloggers - Outdoor & Travel Outfitters
139 South Depot Street
Boone, NC 28607
Web site

Frugal Backpacker Outdoor Outlet
The Frugal Backpacker Outdoor Outlet offers high quality outdoor gear and clothing at discounted prices. The Frugal Backpacker is the outlet store for Diamond Brand Outdoors and offers a selection of shoes, clothing, equipment and supplies for camping, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, backpacking, and more. For more information, call us!
52 Westgate Parkway
Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 209-1530
Web site

Headwaters Outfitters
Explore the headwaters of the French Broad River. Headwaters Outfitters is located in Rosman, NC just outside of Brevard - approximately 1 hour southwest of Asheville. Offering 3, 4 and 7 hour self-guided river adventures. For a quick weekend on the outdoors check out their overnight canoe camping trips. Rates include all paddling equipment and transportation. Family reunions, and youth groups of all kinds are welcome! Reservations can be made their website or by phone.
P.O. Box 145
Rosman, NC 28772
Web site

Highland Hiker Cabin Store
601 Main St
Highlands, NC 28741
(866) 836-9920
Web Site

Highland Hiker - Cashiers
We are the publishers of our Day Hike Guide that includes detailed maps & directions to public hikes around Highlands & Cashiers.We have been in business for over 25 years outfitting hikers, outdoor adventures, travelers, and fly fishermen. We carry a wide variety of clothing for evening dinners, outdoor exploration, fly fishing, and much more. While in Highlands, visit our shoe store to fit your feet into a pair of shoes for your travels. We also offer fly fishing instructions through our famous Fly Fish Clinic. Please call for more details. (866) 836-9920
47 Highway 107 South
Cashiers, NC 28717
(828) 743-1732
Web Site

High Mountains Expeditions
High Mountain Expeditions
P.O. Box 1299
Blowing Rock, North Carolina 28605
Web site

Looking Glass Outfitters
A local gem! Brevard's best outdoor specialty store located at the foot of Pisgah National Forest and right next to downtown Brevard. We offer everything you need for hiking, camping, climbing, trail running, tree climbing, and more. Rock climbing is our specialty!
90 New Hendersonville Hwy.
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768
Web site

Mast General Store
The Original Mast Store
Hwy. 194
Historic Valle Crucis, NC
Other locations in Boone, Waynesville, Hendersonville, and Asheville, NC and Greenville, SC. See web site for details.
Web site

Mountain Adventure Guides
13490 US 25/70 HWY.
Marshall, NC 28753
Web site

North Carolina Outward Bound
2582 Riceville Road
Asheville, NC 28805

Puzzle Creek Outdoor Company
Puzzle Creek Outdoor Company focuses on Camping, Hiking and Running.
1639 Highway 74A
Spindale, NC 28160
Web Site

Rock Dimensions
Guided rock climbing, rappelling and caving. Courses range from beginner to advanced, BSA climbing merit badge, groups and individualized instruction.
131-B S. Depot St.
Boone, North Carolina 28607
828-265-3544 or 888-595-6009
Web site

Gear up for the great outdoors at REI Asheville, where our friendly staff will help outfit you with top-quality clothing, packs, shoes, boats, bikes and more. REI Asheville also rents camping equipment and offers a variety of classes and presentations to inspire you to play in the outdoors. Whether you're planning to cycle the Blue Ridge Parkway, climb in Pisgah National Forest, or hike the Appalachian Trail, we'll help you get out there!
Web site

Ski Country Sports
Highway 184
Across from Sugar Mtn.
Banner Elk, NC 28604
Other locations in Asheville and Charlotte, NC. See web site for details.
Web site

Slickrock Expeditions
P.O. Box 1214
Cullowhee, NC 28723
Web site

Snakeroot Ecotours
Offers custom tours of one of the wildest and most scenic corners of Western North Carolina. The Toe River Valley and Black Mountains are full of rich wildflower coves, mossy spruce-fir forest, and hidden waterfalls. We examine the genius of every species and explore the intricacies of their relationships. We'll show you native orchids, phosphorescent nightlife, and can even lead you on a backpacking adventure.

The Trail Hound
Depot Street
Asheville, NC 28801
Web site

Take A Hike Mountain Outfitters
A locally owned and operated store since 1999. Our staff has extensive knowledge of local hiking trails and favorite camping spots. We are only 300 yards off of I-40 at exit 64 - the most convienient outfitter for those coming to the Mountains from the Eastern part of the state! Some of the brands we carry are Patagonia, Merrell, The North Face, Keen and Royal Robbins.
100 Sutton Ave
Black Mountain, NC 28711-3421
Web site

The Hike Inn
Primarily a stop for hikers along the Appalachian trail. Now offering guided hikes.
3204 Fontana Road
Fontana Dam, NC 28733
Web site

Wolf Laurel Outdoors
P.O. Box 411
Hot Springs, NC 28743
Web site

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