Outdoor 76 was started by hikers, for hikers! The staff at Outdoor 76 has been hiking the trails of Western North Carolina and across the country for years! We know that if your planning an overnight stay on the Bartram Trail, a thru (or section) hike on the Appalachian Trail, or enjoying the countless other trail networks in Western North Carolina, it requires the right gear. We’re here to help make it easier for you – if we can’t help you, we’ll get you in touch with one of our partners to make it happen.
Outdoor 76 also offers free mail drops, shipping services through multiple carriers, free internet, a full selection of trail food, gear, footwear and other hiking needs. We happily offer a 10% off thru-hiker discount and in-town shuttle service. Everything you need and more is located within walking distance, right here in downtown Franklin!
35 East Main Street
Franklin, NC 28734
(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!