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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!

 

Looking for scenic trails, trying to figure out what gear you need for your adventure, or seeking information about products, then stop on by and talk with our experienced team members.  We are proud to boast that all of our staff members are outdoor adventure seekers.  Our team members love to share their own personal experience on adventures in places like The Smokies, Big South Fork and destinations all over the world. Our Team is well versed in product knowledge, current designs, brands and technology.

 

Ready to start hiking but need some guidance?  Check out the LRTC 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.

 

WANT TO JOIN

OUR TEAM?

We are always looking for folks with an avid passion for the outdoors!

Our staff love working for us! We strive to build on each others strengths, provide opportunities to get outdoors, and provide learning opportunities through clinics and demos.

​Our staff is committed to remarkable service, outfitting Customers for their next big adventure.

We share our experiences with our Customers to help them make informed decisions.

​Think you can hang with us?

Below is a printable copy of our job application. Fill out and bring a copy by any of our locations.

Charles Woody

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Chris Higgins

Bert Emmerson

Tim Patterson

Mike Waters

Cody Smith

Jae Gilbert

Caroline Haynes

Jordan Burris

E​mily Mayfield

Ben Cohen

Maggie West

Dolphin Riggs

Genevieve Byrd

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