How to Support Small Businesses on the AT, PCT, and CDT

Here at The Trek, we’ve been working on finding a way to support our small-town communities and businesses that depend on the annual influx of hikers. Below we’ve linked several different businesses from our trails that can provide gift cards or products shipped directly to you. If you can, please consider purchasing something from these companies to help them get through these uncertain times.

If you’re a small business and would like to be added to this list, please fill out our survey here.

Appalachian Trail

Photo: Maggie Slepian

The NOC
Gatlinburg, TN

Enhanced their online store

Hostel of Maine
Carrabassett Valley, ME

Purchase a gift card here

The Station at 19e
Roan Mountain, TN

Order future trail magic and help support their business here

The Sterling Inn
Caratunk, ME

Make a reservation for a future stay

Trailful Outdoor Co.
Hiawassee, GA

Purchase a gift card here

Quarter Way Inn
Ceres, VA

Purchase Appalachian Trail honey, board games, and more

Woods Hole Hostel
Pearisburg, VA

Purchase a gift card here

Local Business Relief Fund

This is a fund to provide grants to small businesses in 19 counties and localities in northeast TN and southwest VA. Erwin, Roan Mountain, Damascus, Abingdon, and Marion are some of the communities in that area. Note that this is a wider area than the AT, and other types of businesses are eligible as well.

Giles County (Pearisburg / Narrows) Centralized Gift Card Program

There are several AT hiker-serving businesses part of this program, such as Woods Hole, Angel’s Rest Hiker Haven, MacArthur Inn, La Barranca, Anna’s Restaurant, Dairy Queen, Pizza Plus, and more.

Pacific Crest Trail

Photo: Zach Davis

2 Foot Adventures
Julian, CA

Purchase gear here

Burney Mountain Guest Ranch, Inc.
Cassel, CA

Make a reservation for a future stay here

Carrisito Ranch
Santa Isabel, CA

Buy a Butcher Box here

The Cooler
Julian, CA

Buy a gift card here

Idyllwild Coffee Roasters
Idyllwild, CA

Buy their coffee and have it shipped straight to you here

Julian Chamber of Commerce
Julian, CA

Access sites and gift cards for multiple businesses

Julian Cider Mill
Julian, CA

Order cider (and lots more!) and have it shipped directly to you here

Julian Hard Cider
Julian, CA

Purchase a gift card here

Julian Pie Company
Julian, CA

Have an entire pie shipped to you here

Nomad Ventures Inc.
Idyllwild, CA

Buy a gift card here

Romano’s Restaurant
Julian, CA

Buy a gift card here

Soups and Such Cafe
Julian, CA

Buy a gift card here

Warner Springs Community Resource Center
Warner Springs, CA

Mail a donation here or make an online donation via their Facebook here

Continental Divide Trail

Photo: Bryan Walsh

Amica’s Pizza and Brewing
Salida, CO

Buy a gift card here

City on a Hill
Leadville, CO

Buy a gift card here

Cork on the Water
Grand Lake, CO

Buy a gift card here

Gila Hike and Bike
Silver City, NM

Buy a gift card here

Great Outdoor Shop
Pinedale, WY

Buy a gift card or any outdoor gear you might need here

Lulu City
Grand Lake, CO

Buy a gift card here

Moonlight Pizza and Brewpub
Salida, CO

Buy a gift card here

Mountain Pizza and Taproom
South Fork, CO

Buy a gift card here

Pagosa Mountain Sports
Pagosa Springs, CO

Buy a gift card or make a gear purchase here

Periodic Brewing
Leadville, CO

Buy a gift card here

Power & Light Press
Silver City, NM

Purchase a print from their shop here

Revel
Revel, NM

Buy a gift card or merchandise here

Sagebrush BBQ & Grill
Grand Lake, CO

Buy a gift card here

Sprockets at the 146
Salida, CO

Buy merchandise or a gift card here

Soulcraft Brewery
Salida, CO

Buy a gift card or merchandise here

Squeaky B’s
Grand Lake, CO

Buy a gift card here

Tahk Omakase Sushi
Steamboat Springs, CO

Buy a gift card here

Treeline Kitchen
Leadville, CO

Buy a gift card here

Wind River Brewing Company
Pinedale, WY

Buy a gift card here

Winona’s Restaurant and Bakery
Steamboat Springs, CO

Buy a gift card here

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