Outdoor 76 is a specialty outdoor retailer and outfitter located on Main St. in Franklin, North Carolina - an official designated Appalachian Trail Community! We are committed to meeting your technical needs on the trail and your lifestyle off the trail. Our staff is exclusively made up of outdoor enthusiasts who have spent years hiking, paddling, climbing, cycling, camping and fishing the mountains of Western North Carolina. Choose your adventure within almost any budget - we have a wide range of products, services and expertise to optimize your outdoor experience. We are a full service stop for Appalachian Trail thru-hikers and Bartram Trail Hikers. We will be happy to provide anything from directions to the trail - to rental camping and backpacking gear, personalized outfitting for your specific adventure needs - to helping you get that old pair of hiking boots to fit right. Let us help you remember how much you love playing in the mountains of North Carolina!
Owners Cory McCall and Rob Gasbarro make shopping for your outdoor needs easier than ever. They provide top-notch service and advice on all of their footwear, clothing lines, camping gear and more. Expect friendly faces and a willingness to work with you on your specific outdoor needs. These guys know what they're doing.
Be sure to look for their timber-framed entrance on your left as you head down Main Street in Franklin.
Located at 76 Main Street in downtown Franklin.
If coming from the North/East (Asheville, Interstate-40), take the first Franklin exit off of U.S. Hwy 441/23 South. This is NE Main Street. Continue through 4 stop lights an up 'town hill.' This is Main Street and Outdoor 76 is located on your left hand side. Look for their timber framed entrance.
If coming from the South (Atlanta, Florida, SC), take U.S. 441/23 North into Franklin where you will stay on 441 as it changes to 'Business 441 North.' This takes you into Franklin via two lanes. At your first light continue through it and bear to the left, taking you by the Franklin Chamber of Commerce on your left and Franklin High School on your right. At the next light, go right and up the hill along 441 Business to the light at the top of the hill. Go straight through and continue for another 0.2 mile to a the short 'Patton Ave' on your left. Go up the hill and at the stop sign take a left onto Main Street and look for Outdoor 76 on your left.