Start Your Trek: 7 Unbeatable Hiking Retailers in Tennessee

By Alli Hill

Start Your Trek: 7 Unbeatable Hiking Retailers in Tennessee

Tennessee hikers know that it takes a special kind of store to meet their needs. Given the hundreds of hiking trails, state parks, waterfalls, and outdoor wonders throughout Tennessee, it’s no surprise that the state plays home to some of the best hiking stores around. Inside you’ll find tons of hiking treasures that can make your next trail experience an epic one. For the best in hiking apparel, gear, and accessories, head to one of these seven unbeatable hiking stores in Tennessee. 

1. Rock/Creek, Chattanooga and Franklin, TN

Featuring all the hiking brands you love, even well-outfitted hikers can’t help but find something new and necessary here. The folks here know how to give back to the hiking community—every purchase goes toward local non-profits and land managers to ensure you always have plenty of places to roam. Choose from high quality brands like Patagonia, the North Face, and Marmot

3. Bink’s Outfitters, Multiple locations

With big names like Keen hiking boots and Camelbak hydration, you know this is a serious hiker’s store. Here you can fuel up on everything you need for a successful hike. And with top quality brands like these, you can rest assured your investment will last for years to come.

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4. GSM Outfitters, Sevierville, TN

GSM (Great Smoky Mountains) Outfitters is in the heart of hiking country, serving as a gateway to hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains. Keen, Marmot, and Osprey line the walls and shelves, along with other top-notch brands that won’t leave you stranded. If you plan on doing any hiking in the mountains, make sure you stop here first.

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5. Outdoor Experience, Cookeville, TN

Just a stone’s throw from some of the best hiking in the Upper Cumberland region, you’ll need the right gear and clothing if you want to get the most from your experience. The trail system here seems to have no limits to challenges and scenery, making it a premier destination for locals and travelers alike. The team at Outdoor Experience recognizes their obligation to the hiking community, which is why they stock only the best names in hiking, including the North Face, ENO and MSR.

6. LifeView Outdoors, Nashville, TN

Music, nightlife, restaurants, entertainment—Nashville has everything going for it, even when it comes to the outdoor scene. Even in a busy city you’ll find plenty of places to enjoy Mother Nature, and LifeView Outdoors can help you enjoy it in the best possible way. Choose from favorite brands like Black Diamond, Mountain Hardwear, and Adventure Medical, to name a very slight few.

7. Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid, Memphis, TN

Yes, there is a Bass Pro Shop inside a pyramid, which is even more reason to make the trip. Inside you’ll find some of the top quality brands this famous chain is known for, including Merrell, Columbia Sportswear, and Adventure Medical.

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