Open our doors and you will hear “Welcome to Little River Trading Company”. Framed among the foothills of Great Smoky Mountain National Park, LRTC has been sharing its love for the outdoor life with folks near and far since 1996. Whether you are a long distance hiker preparing for a backpacking trip, a family interested in car camping, or a Maryville native in search of the latest’s outdoor fashions, Little River Trading Company is your outfitting store!
Are you looking for trails, trying to figure out what gear you need for your adventure, or seeking information about products, then stop on by and chew the fat with our highly experienced team members. We are proud to boast that all of our staff members are outdoor adventure seekers. Check out our “off the clock” series on Facebook to see what team members like to do on his/her days off. We also provide monthly gatherings called “Adventure Tales” where team members share their own personal experience on adventures in places such as Patagonia, Glacier National Park, the caving world of underground Tennessee along with many other destinations. The staff receives ongoing training in product information so they are current with new designs, brands and technology.
Sometimes stopping by the store is just not convenient, but you can still find information about our products and how to use them. Check out our Michael the Gear Guy channel on Youtube and keep up-to-date with is videos on our Facebook page. He will introduce you to new and innovative products, compare competitive products for you and show the multitude of uses for products we carry.
Not ready to start hiking on your own? Locate the hiking series link on our Facebook page for pictures of previous hikes and trail descriptions of future hikes. We offer beginner, intermediate and adventure hikes each month. LRTC has hike information posted in the lobby of the store. Trail descriptions are available for you to pick up and study before deciding whether to join us.
There is a reason we have been Blount County’s number one outfitting store for over 20 years – stop on by and let us show you.