For 36 years, Trail Creek has been outfitting your free time. Whether it has been a bucket list trip to the Serengeti, a hike in the First State National Park or a backyard barbeque, you have trusted us to provide you with the right product. Many of you probably bought your first pair of hiking shoes from us or your first fleece. 

What makes us stand out from the crowd?

We know you can get product anywhere, but we take an interest in your passions and pursuits, and listen when you tell us what you need, what you are looking for. We love helping you help select top-notch outerwear and the ultimate adventure gear made so you can get outside more.

In fact, we can tell you the difference between Marmot’s PreCip jacket and Patagonia’s Torrentshell, and have you talk with a staff member who has put both on trial, either out in the elements, or at the company’s onsite testing facility.

Each season we round up the latests trends and styles made by brands that build their products responsibly. We share industry news and community events to keep you connected. And if you want tips on how to find the best local trails, races or microbrewery, we’ve got that covered too.


Our goal: Outfitting your free time so you can dive into one of your wildest adventures, or slide into some of life’s uncomplicated joys.

Check it out: SEP 10, 2018: TCO Featured in SNEWS as a #coolshop.


We are honored to be featured in Best of the Main Line 2018 as best outdoor apparel! We are thankful for our amazing customers! Thank you for your support.

Thanks honeygrow for an awesome feature blog post and interview with Ed! Read it here.

We know we’re living in an online world, but at Trail Creek we value the customer experience above all else. So, to make things easier for you guys, we are excited to now be on locally.com! You can see our inventory and find exactly what you’re looking for before coming in. Check it out!

Locally.com does not represent our entire inventory, but we’re constantly adding product to be as up-to-date as possible.

Visit us in Kennett Square

We are so grateful for the local support and amazing community of #KSQ #TCOKSQ

That’s why we stared 1% for Kennett. It works like this: We donate 1% of every sale to a local non-profit like Kennett Food Cupboard and Historic Kennett Square.

Be sure to drop by!

Kennett Square
120 W State St., Kennett Sq, PA





Why Shop Small

At Trail Creek Outfitters, we strive to be More Than A Store.

When you come in our doors, we learn your name, and we work with you to understand what you need. Many of you have become our friends and we are thankful for our loyal customers. When you are looking for a particular item, our friendly staff work their hardest to give you attentive service because they care. They care about you, and they care about getting you the best products to meet your needs.

For our staff, this is the fun part, because they have the best product knowledge in the area. We can do the homework for you, with products already curated for our area and climate so you get the best gear that you need.

Because we are a small, independent, local business, our tax dollars stay right here in Southeastern PA. More than that, we are a part of this community, and care deeply about our neighbors and our environment. We sponsor a Trail Run Series that raised over $60,000 last year alone. Our Annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival has raised over $100,000 for land conservation and clean water. This is on top of the many smaller donations that we provide locally. We are proud to give back to local causes that are important to us and to you, and we are proud to call this place home.

From all of us at Trail Creek Outfitters, thank you for your continued support!

10 reasons why shopping at TCO makes a difference to you and to the community:

From season to season, you can rely on Trail Creek Outfitters to bring you the best that the outdoor industry has to offer. We’re here with all your gear no matter what adventure you’re about to take on.

Here are 10 reasons why shopping at TCO makes a difference to you and to the community:

1—We carry Brands That Care, which follow responsible, sustainable and fair trade practices. Several of our products are Made in the U.S.A.

2—Winner of The North Face’s first Never Stop Exploring Award that recognizes a specialty dealer that has the most impact strengthening their community by encouraging outdoor exploration.

3—Gives back to the community by offering grants to get kids outside through summer camps at Brandywine Valley Association, Ashland Nature Center, The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County and Stroud Water Research Center. Trail Creek also sponsors local events including the BVA’s Polar Plunge, TLC Hootenany Hoedown & Wild West Saloon and the Natural Lands Trust’s Lenfest Center.

4—Hosts inspiring adventure films at the shop complete with local food and drink.

5—Sponsors the annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival.

6—Partners with United By Blue for the annual Brandywine River Clean Up. We’ve collected over 5,000 lbs. of trash from the Smith’s Bridge area of the Brandywine River.


7—One of only 100 dealers in the U.S. carrying the new apparel line from Black Diamond.

8—Patagonia Core Dealer – Core Dealers carry the broadest selection of Patagonia product in the nation.

9—The North Face Summit Dealer – There are fewer than 50 stores in the nation that are chosen to be Summit Dealers. Only Summit Dealers can carry Summit Series pieces, the pinnacle styles offered from The North Face.

10—We have an exceptional staff that knows our brands, plays outdoors in the gear we carry and, most importantly, who care about you.

Read our profile from Kennett Square’s Meet Our Merchants.