Appalachian Trail Guide – Shipping Hiking Gear to a Post Office or Mail Drop Near You.

AT Hiker Boxes
AT Hiker Boxes

River and Peak Outfitter will ship your gear order to you while you are hiking the Appalachian Trail (AT), Continental Divide Trail (CDT), Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), or any other long trail within the US.

You can place an order online or by phone (We have more items in our store than on our website) Some brands restrict us form selling their products on our website.

What information do we need?

  • Your Real Name (Many Post Offices or other pickup locations will not release your package without seeing your Photo ID)
  • Your Estimated Time Of Arrival (ETA) or Target Pickup Date.
  • Your Desired Pickup Location – We recommend referencing The A.T. Guide to locate the best pickup locations.
  • Select Priority Mail Shipping

How will we package and label your order?

We will package and label your order in accordance with the best practices listed in The AT Guide. We will put your name and ETA on each side of the package for easy retrieval upon pickup.

Packages sent to a Post Office

John Doah
C/O General Delivery
Trail Town, VA 12345

Please hold for AT Hiker
ETA April 1, 2019

Packages Sent to a Business

John Doah
C/O Hiker Hostel
2190 Appalachian Trail Way
Trail Town, VA 12345

Please hold for AT Hiker
ETA April 1, 2019

How long will the order take to arrive?

We will ship your package using USPS Priority Mail to ensure it arrives as soon as possible. We are located in the middle of the trail (971.5 N). In an ideal world, you could receive the package as soon as the next day, BUT we highly recommend you give as much time as possible to ensure your package arrives before you do to pick it up. We will send you a copy of the tracking # so you can track the packages arrival.

  • Day 1 – You Place the Order
  • Day 1-2 – We Package and Ship your Order
  • Day 3-5 – USPS Shipping takes 1-3 days depending on the destination
  • Day 2-6 – Pickup your package

These estimates above are based on postal service operating Mon-Sat, Shipping over a weekend could slow you package down by a day.

Priority Mail Shipping Coverage Map
Priority Mail Shipping Coverage Map

Is there anything that cannot be shipped?

We can ship almost everything via Priority Mail but fuel canisters and combustible items are prohibited.

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