Since opening in 1995, our Lynchburg store has been a reliable source for all your outdoor equipment and clothing needs. Conveniently located in the Boonsboro Shopping Center, our Lynchburg location continues to provide superior customer service and the finest brands.

About the Lynchburg Store

Outdoor Trails-Lynchburg offers one of the best selections of casual clothing, technical outerwear, footwear and gear in the region. We have hiking, backpacking, and camping equipment to suit all your needs, plus a broad range of climbing gear, paddling equipment and outdoor accessories.  By stocking brands like Patagonia, Mountain Hardwear, The North Face, Vasque, Merrel, Keen, Chaco, Osprey, Gregory, Petzl, Mad River Canoe and many more, we ensure you'll get the right stuff to enjoy being outdoors. Our Lynchburg location also has an expanded travel section featuring travel accessories and luggage from Eagle Creek, Grand Trunk, Gregory and The North Face helping you get where you're going with ease.  Got kids?  Be sure to check out our ever growing youth offering: infant/toddler/kid’s outerwear, hiking boots, socks and more...  Looking for a deal?  Be sure to check out our FAMOUS 40-50% OFF SALE RACKS.  Outdoor Trails-Lynchburg, THE premier outdoor specialty shop in Southwest and Central Virginia. 



Meet Our Staff

Our Lynchburg location features a knowledgeable sales staff with diverse outdoor interests and experience.

John Futrell opened the first Outdoor Trails store just down the road from its current location and has been General Manager from the start. John's love for the outdoors began during his childhood, which he spent exploring the woods around his home in Coatesville, PA.  After moving to Roanoke at age 12, John continued to develope his love for the outdoors as a member of Troop 209 in the Boy Scouts of America.  He earned the rank of Eagle Scout at age 16 and was a staff member at Camp Powhatan for 3 years.  John enjoys hiking, camping, backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, rock and ice climbing, and telemark skiing and has an exceptionally broad knowledge of outdoor gear.  Come by and speak to our resident expert in the outdoors.

While at the store, make sure you meet John’s wife, Andrea, who has been helping in the store for years and came on full time in 2007.  Andrea oversees the operations of both locations, so be sure to look for her at both stores.  Andrea shares John’s love for the outdoors and has added a woman’s touch to the store.  Andrea enjoys hiking, camping, snowshoeing, paddling, and more.   She will be more than happy to assist you with all your outdoor needs. 

Our other employees at the Lynchburg location include Brandon, Bob, Jeremian, Adam J., and Jerome.

And Don't Forget the Shop Dogs!

Gizmo (left) and Tigger (right) are our most beloved employees at the Lynchburg store. When you arrive at the Lynchburg location, Gizmo will usually greet you at the front door, which is her favorite place to lay so she can welcome you when you arrive. If she does not greet you at the door, then you can find her taking a nap behind the counter.  Gizmo is very friendly, gives lots of kisses and loves attention. She loves to be petted, especially on her belly. If you pet her, she will quickly become your new best friend. Gizmo is wonderful with children and loves to help keep them occupied while you shop. Tigger is also very friendly and great with kids.  Tigger loves to play, especially chase with the men! 

Gizmo and Tigger both will be happy to show you our variety of dog items, such as leashes, collars, dog packs, toys, and most importantly treats! They are all Gizmo and Tigger approved!

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