10 Best Hiking Retailers in Ohio

By Katie Griffing

10 Best Hiking Retailers in Ohio

Hiking is a favorite activity for many people in Ohio. Thankfully, there are a number of excellent hiking trails to enjoy, especially in Northeast Ohio, such as the Rocky River Reservation, Quail Hollow State Park, and Cuyahoga Valley National Park. If you’re thinking about hitting the trails but need to gear up first, here are the 10 best hiking retailers in Ohio to check out. 

1. Appalachian Outfitters, Burbank and Peninsula, OH

For all of your hiking, climbing, and exploration gear needs, head to Appalachian Outfitters in Peninsula. As one of Ohio’s largest outdoor specialty stores, Appalachian Outfitters carries an extensive lineup of products, sportswear, and gear that hikers love. 

2. Outdoor Source, Columbus, OH

Outdoor Source is an independent outdoor retailer that specializes in the very best outdoor apparel and equipment for any hiking adventure. Based in Columbus, the dedicated staff can help you pick out the right gear from the best brands in the business, such as Patagonia, the North Face, Smartwool, and much more.

3. Benchmark Outdoor Outfitters, Cincinnati, OH

Benchmark is an independent outdoor shop located in Cincinnati that has been in the outfitting business since 1974. Beyond the extensive inventory and top-notch brands, Benchmark can offer hiking enthusiasts expert advice and help when it comes to finding tailor-fit gear that suits any outdoor needs.

4. Great Miami Outfitters, Dayton, OH

Great Miami Outfitters is a premium supplier of outdoor and hiking gear, apparel, and supplies located in Dayton. This shop is conveniently located near the Twin Valley Backpack Trail and a vast park system so you can stock up on everything you need for a day out hiking. From trekking poles and water bottles to the best footwear and apparel, Great Miami Outfitters has it all.

5. Geiger's, Chagrin Falls and Cleveland, OH

Since 1932, Geiger’s has been the one-stop-shop for families looking for women's and men's clothing, footwear, accessories and gear for snow sports, hiking, and other outdoor activities. The locally-owned shop has expanded to three locations in Ohio and carries high-quality hiking boots and apparel in brands like Merrell, KEEN, Salomon, and more.

6. Kames Sports, North Canton, OH

Kames Sports was founded in 1963 and provides Northeast Ohioans with a place to find high-quality outdoor gear for hunting, hiking, motocross, and everything in between. Be prepared for any hiking trip with apparel from brands like TRAILCREST, Rocky, and more.

7. Sun & Ski, Cincinnati, OH

Sun & Ski in Cincinnati specializes in making your outdoor dreams come true. This specialty shop offers the best in hiking gear, clothing, and shoes in brands like Salomon, Merrell, Sperry, and more. For friendly, personalized service and an easy shopping experience, make your way to Sun & Ski for everything hiking-related.

8. Delamere & Hopkins, Cincinnati, OH

Delamere & Hopkins has been a Cincinnati staple among the outdoor community for over 23 years. This outdoor gear shop sells the best products and apparel for fishing, hiking, hunting, and any other outdoor pursuit. Not only do they provide the gear but they also organize a number of classes and trips for the local community to enjoy. 

9. Vertical Runner, Multiple locations

One of the most important things anyone who loves hiking must have is a great pair of shoes. If you’re in need of some fresh, comfortable gear for your feet, then head to Vertical Runner. This friendly specialty store has everything you need for a quick race or longer hiking adventure. Find locations in Brecksville, Hudson, and Wooster, Ohio. 

10. The Backpackers Shop, Sheffield, OH

The Backpackers Shop is a family-owned and operated shop that is well-equipped with the best in backpacking and hiking gear in the Cleveland area. The knowledgeable staff is always ready to lend a helping hand to help you pick out the right hiking footwear and accessories.

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