A Thorough List of Outfitters on the Appalachian Trail

As the gear aficionado, I feel responsible to inform my fellow dirty hikers of the places to get gear on the trail! Surprisingly  enough, the lack of an official online list of the outfitters on the trail astounded me. Sure, only when I delved into the depths of WhiteBlaze (I know, I know, it’s a vortex) I found a few lists, opinions, and even an update about a new outfitter for the hikers of 2014!

I proudly announce the list of outfitters either on or a hitch from the Appalachian Trail.  If you currently possess an Appalachian Trail handbook or guide, these outfitters are highlighted with more information. I also have only provided a list of outfitters related to the backpacker or hiker. There are other outfitters near the trail which cater to water sports, hunting, and biking which will not be included in this list.

Georgia

Mountain Crossings at Walasi-Yi at Neels Gap
Miles from Trail: on trail
Trail Mile Marker: 31.7
Accept Mail Drops: Yes
Selection: Abundant
Free Shakedown
https://www.mountaincrossings.com/default.asp

North Carolina

Three Eagles Outfitters, Franklin, NC
Miles from Trail: 10
Trail Mile Marker: 109.8
Accept Mail Drops: Yes
Selection: Average
Provides Shuttle
10% Thru-hiker Discount
https://www.threeeaglesoutfitters.net/hiker-services.php

Outdoor 76, Franklin, NC
Miles from Trail: 15
Trail Mile Marker: 109.8
Accept Mail Drops: Yes
Selection: Average
Free Internet
Provides Shuttle (late Feb – mid May)
10% Thru-hiker Discount
https://outdoor-76.myshopify.com/pages/a-t-thru-hiker-services

Nantahala Outdoor Center, Wesser, NC (known simply as the N-O-C, some say “knock” as well)
Miles from Trail: on trail
Trail Mile Marker: 137.3
Accept Mail Drops: Yes
Selection: Average
https://www.noc.com/noccom/adventures/hiking/at-thru-hiker-resources/

Bluff Mountain Outfitters, Hot Springs, NC
Miles from Trail: on trail
Trail Mile Marker: 273.9
Accept Mail Drops: Yes
Selection: Average
https://www.bluffmountain.com/

Tennessee

NOC Great Outpost, Gatlinburg, TN
Miles from Trail: 15
Trail Mile Marker: 206.8
Accept Mail Drops: Yes
Selection: Abundant
https://www.noc.com/noc-gatlinburg/hours-a-directions/

Uncle Johnny’s Nolichucky Hostel and Outfitters, Erwin, TN
Miles from Trail: on trail
Trail Mile Marker: 341.5
Accept Mail Drops: Yes
Selection: Limited
https://www.unclejohnnys.net/

Mahoney’s Outfitters, Johnson City,TN
Miles from Trail: 15.9
Trail Mile Marker: 341.5 (hitch from Erwin)
Accept Mail Drops: N/A
Selection: Average
https://www.mahoneysports.com/camping.html

Virginia

Mt. Rogers Outfitters, Damascus, VA
Miles from Trail: on trail
Trail Mile Marker: 467.6
Accept Mail Drops: Yes
Selection: Abundant
https://mtrogersoutfitters.com/

Sundog Outfitter, Damascus, VA
Miles from Trail: close
Trail Mile Marker: 467.6
Accept Mail Drops: Yes
Selection: Abundant
https://www.sundogoutfitter.com/at.htm

Outdoor Trails, Daleville, VA
Miles from Trail: 1
Trail Mile Marker: 724.0
Accept Mail Drops: Yes
Selection: Average
Shuttle Services
https://www.outdoortrails.com/

Rockfish Gap Outfitters, Waynesboro, VA
Miles from Trail: 4.5
Trail Mile Marker: 857.9
Accept Mail Drops:
Selection: Average
https://www.rockfishgapoutfitters.com/

Appalachian Outdoors Adventures, Luray, VA
Miles from Trail: 5.6
Trail Mile Marker: 937.9
Accept Mail Drops: N0
Selection: Average
https://www.aoaluray.com/index.html

Appalachian Outdoor Readiness & Essentials, Purcelville, VA
Miles from Trail: 6 miles from AT at Snickers Gap
Trail Mile Marker: 998
Accept Mail Drops: Yes
Selection: Average
Delivers to thru-hikers between Rt. 50 (Ashby Gap) and Harpers Ferry
https://www.appalachianreadiness.com/

West Virginia

The Outfitter at Harpers Ferry, Harpers Ferry, WV
Miles from Trail: 0.5
Trail Mile Marker: 1019.6
Accept Mail Drops: Yes
Selection: Abundant
https://www.theoutfitteratharpersferry.com/

Pennsylvania

Cabela’s, Hamburg, PA
Miles from Trail: 4
Trail Mile Marker: 1214.0
Accept Mail Drops: N/A
Selection: Abundant
Shuttle Service
Note: Find a reason to visit this Cabela’s. Not only is this the biggest Cabela’s in the world but it has extravagant displays of taxidermy.

Edge of the Woods Outfitters, Delaware Water Gap, PA
Miles from Trail: 2 blocks from AT
Trail Mile Marker: 1289.6
Accept Mail Drops: Yes but only from Fedex or UPS, not USPS.
Selection: Average
Provides Shuttles for a fee
https://www.edgeofthewoodsoutfitters.com/athikershuttleinfo.html

Connecticut

Backcountry Outfitters, Kent, CT
Miles from Trail: 0.8
Trail Mile Marker: 1463.2
Accept Mail Drops: N/A
Selection: Limited
Ice cream shop inside
https://www.bcoutfitters.com/

Massachusetts

Notice: Outfitter in Cheshire, MA is closed. Updated 2/7/2014

Nature’s Closet, Williamstown, MA
Miles from Trail: 3.3
Trail Mile Marker: 1588.7
Accept Mail Drops: N/A
Selection: Limited
https://naturescloset.net/

Berkshire Outfitters, Adams, MA
Miles from Trail: 2.5 if you hitch from Outlook Av., 10 if you hitch from MA2
Trail Mile Marker: N/A
Selection: Average
https://www.berkshireoutfitters.com

Vermont

Eastern Mountain Sports, Manchester Center, VT
Miles from Trail: 5.4
Trail Mile Marker: 1647.2
Accept Mail Drops: N/A
Selection: Abundant
https://www.ems.com/shop/index.jsp?kw=storeDetail&f=112

The Mountain Goat, Manchester Center, VT
Miles from Trail: 5.4
Trail Mile Marker: 1647.2
Accept Mail Drops: Yes
Selection: Average
https://mountaingoat.com/

Base Camp Outfitters, Killington, VT
Miles from Trail: 0.6
Trail Mile Marker: 1700.3
Accept Mail Drops: Yes
Selection: Average
https://basecampvt.com/basecampvt/Base_Camp_Outfitters.html

New Hampshire

The North Face, Hanover, NH
Miles from Trail: on trail
Trail Mile Marker: 1743.2
Accept Mail Drops: N/A
Selection: Limited

East Mountain Sports, West Lebanon, NH
Miles from Trail: 5.1, Take bus from Hanover
Trail Mile Marker: 1743.2
Accept Mail Drops: N/A
Selection: Abundant
https://www.ems.com/shop/index.jsp?kw=storeDetail&f=97

Lahout’s, Lincoln, NH
Miles from Trail: 11
Trail Mile Marker: 1812.2
Accept Mail Drops: Yes
Selection: Abundant
Note: There are three Lahout’s in Lincoln.
The North Face®/Patagonia® Store Summit Shop
Lahout’s Columbia, Life is good & Burton Concept Store
Lahout’s Ski Shop Main Store

Maine

Ecopelagicon, Rangeley, ME
Miles from Trail: 9
Trail Mile Marker: 1964.9
Accept Mail Drops: N/A
Selection: Limited
https://www.ecopelagicon.com/OUTDOOR.html

Indian Hill Trading Post
Miles from Trail: 11 miles from Monson
Trail Mile Marker: 2070.8
Accept Mail Drops: N/A
Selection: Abundant
Attached to a grocery store
https://www.indianhill.com/index.php

Did we miss any?  Feel free to let us know in the comments below.

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Comments 2

  • Bryant Davis : Jun 21st

    Maine Quest Adventures in Millinocket is full service AT provider. We do shuttles, food drops, mail drops and are a registered Maine guide service. You can reach us at [email protected] or by calling 207 447 5011

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  • Bob Gabrielsen : Dec 8th

    Hi there! In Georgia there are actually 3 Outfitters as listed in the AT Guide and the Thru Hikers Companion. Woody Gap Outfitters, Mountain Crossings, and Top of Georgia Outfitters….. not just Mountain Crossings. Thanks

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