Thru Hiker Services

 

 

By hikers, for hikers. At O76, we’ve been hiking the trails of Western North Carolina and North Georgia for decades. And we know the right gear can make all the difference. If you’re planning an overnight stay on the Bartram Trail, a “thru” (or section) hike on the Appalachian Trail or enjoying countless other trail networks in North Georgia & Western North Carolina, we’re here to make your journey memorable and prepared – and if we can’t help, we’ll get you in touch with one of our local partners who can.

Did you know? Outdoor 76 offers additional perks to love on our hiking community - We happily offer a 10% off thru-hiker discount, as well as free mail drops, shipping services, in-store WIFI, a full selection of trail food, gear, footwear and more. Everything you need for your journey afoot is located within walking distance, right here in downtown Franklin, NC and Clayton, GA!

   
NOBO mile 70 - SOBO mile 2123

Outdoor 76
104 N. Main Street
Clayton, GA 30525

 
NOBO mile 110 - SOBO mile 2083

Outdoor 76
35 E. Main Street
Franklin, NC 28734

Amenities offered in Clayton:

- Pedorithic trained footwear experts

- Showers and Laundry onsite, $5 each

- Specialty AT Gear, Clothing, Footwear

- Free limited edition A.T. Thru-Hiker Buff

- 10% off entire purchase, exclusions apply

- Tap room with 8 craft beers on draft; shuffleboard table, dart board and big screen T.V.

- Free shuttle from Dicks Creek Gap, 3/1/22 - 5/15/22 @ 9:30am to Clayton, GA

- Free shuttle from Clayton, GA back to Dicks Creek Gap, 3/1/22 - 5/15/22, leaves from Outdoor 76 @ 9am

 

Amenities offered in Franklin:

- Pedorithic trained footwear experts

- Specialty AT Gear, Clothing, Footwear

- Hiker Lounge with couches and area to sort gear

- Laundry onsite, $5 load

- Free limited edition A.T. Thru-Hiker Buff

- 10% off entire purchase, exclusions apply

- Tap room with 18 craft beers on draft; shuffleboard table, dart boards and big screen T.V.

- Macon County Transit picks up from Winding Stair Gap daily, please call (828) 349-2222 to confirm pick up times

 

-  Packages MUST be addressed with hiker’s name c/o Outdoor 76 and the estimated arrival date for pick-up  -

 

We must plug the hiker service that we’re most known for… Our staff is has unprecedented footwear training in biomechanic and fit needs!  Nobody does this better. As hikers we know just how important it is to take care of your feet. No other service can make up for footwear that put an end to a hike. Stop in and let us evaluate your feet and get you started on the trail with the best fitting footwear you have ever had!