We Take Hiker Boxes!

We are so stoked that you're planning an epic through hike! Alpenglow Sports is happy to hold hiker boxes for resupply. The TRT and PCT are practically in our backyard and we cannot wait to hear your stories. We provide this service at no charge.

So that we can best help you, please take a look at our requirements below.

Hiker Box Checklist

  1. If you are shipping your box to us, please use FedEx or UPS only (not USPS), and ship to the following address: 

    Alpenglow Sports
    415 N. Lake Blvd.
    Tahoe City, CA 96145
  2. Your box/container must be 12"x12"x12" or smaller. If we receive a box larger than this, there will be a $20 fee. We are a small shop and are tight on storage space!
  3. Please label the outside of your box in multiple locations with your name, phone number, planned pick-up date, and the date we can donate it by if it has not been picked up
  4. Please do not include any perishable items in your box as they stink up our shop.
  5. Exiting the trail early and hoping we will ship your box back to you? We are happy to do that! We just ask that you cover the shipping costs that it requires to reunite you with your box.

Call us for advice

If you have any doubts about the process, please call us! There are a few important details on this page that must be included on your box! Call if there is any confusion.

100% free

Alpenglow Sports provides this service for free for all hikers. We love being able to help you on your thru hike, and hear all about your adventures upon arriving at our shop.

Ship with FedEx and UPS only

USPS does not deliver to Alpenglow Sports in Tahoe City. It's critical that you ship your boxes with FedEx or UPS to ensure that it arrives at Alpenglow Sports. This is the most common mistake!

Mark your box

Please label the outside of your box in multiple locations with your name, phone number, planned pick-up date, and a recycle-by date if it has not been picked up. 

Hiker Box FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions so that you can learn everything you need to know about hiker boxes at Alpenglow Sports.

Still need help? Email us at info@alpenglowsports.com