Start Your Trek: 7 Unbeatable Hiking Retailers in Georgia

By Alli Hill

Start Your Trek: 7 Unbeatable Hiking Retailers in Georgia

From oceans to mountains and everything in between, Georgia’s got hiking trails for all kinds of outdoor scenes. Having the right hiking gear as you set out to see it all can make a huge difference in your trip’s success. From shoes and apparel to backpacks and hydration, a walk in the woods is anything but unless you’re fully prepared. Given Georgia’s burgeoning hiking community, it’s no wonder there are myriad retailers that are just as dedicated to hiking as you are. They’ll have everything you need to fuel your passion for the outdoors, and maybe even a few little luxuries you never knew you needed. Your adventure starts here at these seven excellent hiking stores in Georgia. 

1. Kevin’s Fine Outdoor Gear & Apparel, Thomasville, GA

If you think all hiking and outdoor stores are the same, think again. Kevin’s continually brings new, unique items to the shelves. Their fun, upscale store ambiance adds to the overall shopping experience. And even though they’re a small, single location store, you can still find top brands like Yeti, Nebo, and Patagonia

Dubarry and Kevin's favorite dress shoe maker, come design your own! #dubarry #trunkshow #mensfashion

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2. Blue Sky Outfitter, Cartersville and Rome, GA

Whether you hike alone, with the kids, or bring your canine friend along, you can find everything you need to outfit your next hiking trip at Blue Sky. They carry a little bit of everything for nearly every woodland adventure, including backpacks, water bottles, and gear for your dog. Choose from trusted brands like Marmot, Patagonia, and the North Face, to name a few. 

Sorel Boots and Smartwool socks will always keep your toes warm!

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3. North Georgia Mountain Outfitters, Ellijay, GA

The entire North Georgia region is a hiker’s paradise, so it’s no wonder the area features one of the best hiking stores in the state. The folks here do whatever it takes to make sure you’re prepped for your adventure, everything from providing the right apparel and gear to offering directions to the trailheads. Inside you’ll find some of the best names in hiking, including Keen footwear, KAVU bags, and ENO. You’ll come as a shopper, but leave as a friend. 

4. High Country Outfitters, Multiple locations

As it goes with Georgia, large urban sprawls aren’t far from stunning wilderness which makes High Country Outfitters an excellent place to visit for all your hiking essentials. Inside you’ll recognize brands like Marmot, Chaco, Osprey, and MSR, to name a few. From packs to knives to apparel and more, you’ll find everything you need and more.  

Visiting my uncle Greg at work and checking out @highcountryoutfitters collection of ruffwear. I like what I see.

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5. Alpharetta Outfitters, Alpharetta, GA

If you want the best in hiking gear, it pays to go to the experts who have first-hand expertise of what you can expect. Talk to the folks at Alpharetta Outfitters, who can help you find what you need the first time without having to make a second trip somewhere else. As fellow outdoor enthusiasts, you’ll benefit from their knowledge of the area and they can direct you to some of the best trails around. From area maps and watches to water bottles and clothing, you’ll find brands like Orvis, Patagonia, and Yeti, among others.

Say hello to your newest, no nonsense camp cup. @yeti #flyfishing #flyfishga #yeti #campvibes #coffeemug #alpharettaoutfitters

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6. Outside World Outfitters, Dawsonville, GA

Their name says it all: they’re experts on our outside world. From clothing and hiking boots to backpacks, dog leashes, and dry bags, you’ll get everything you need for a quick trail, day hike, or backcountry camping adventure all under one roof. Choose from beloved brands like KAVU, Sealline, and Black Diamond

7. Blue Ridge Mountain Outfitters, Blue Ridge, GA

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, there’s no better guide to hiking in the area than the team at Blue Ridge Mountain Outfitters. If you’re hiking nearby, they’ve been where you’re going and know what you might need to make your hike both enjoyable and safe (there are bears in the mountains, ya know!). Patagonia is a cornerstone brand here, offering reliability, functionality, and quality in every item.

Outdoor gear! You'll love this place! @blueridgemountainoutfitters McCaysville #optoutside #wandernorthga

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