The Great Smoky Mountains offer a vast paradise of nature for those that enjoy hiking. Did you know that there are over 800 miles of maintained trails here? On these trails, you are sure to find all the beauty the Smoky Mountains have to offer.
If you are an avid hiker, but you forgot your gear, you are in luck. On the other hand, if the beauty you are seeing as you walk around Gatlinburg, Tennessee is luring you to set out on your first hiking adventure, there’s something for you too! In Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, there are some great stores where you can find all the necessary hiking equipment, and still walk out with a little cash in your pocket.
Hike the Smokies: The staff here has everything you need to hike any trail on the 520,000 acres of nature here in the Great Smoky Mountains. The staff here will not only help you choose the gear you need for your hike, they can also help you find a trail that is suitable to the skill level represented in your group. Hike the Smokies is located at Light #8 in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
The Day Hiker: This is a mom-and-pop shop designed to meet the needs of any hiker without depleting your budget. They offer packs, trail guides, special hiking apparel, defense you might need should you come into contact with a bear, water bottles, first aid supplies and much much more! They also have a great deal for active duty military, retired military and military dependents, 10% off your ENTIRE purchase! The Day Hiker can be found in “The Village” off of Gatlinburg Parkway in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
These two shops will get you started. There are also several other great hiking shops to choose from. A visit to any one of these businesses before setting out on your hike will ensure a pleasant and safe experience.