History

How we got started…

Diane and I met back in 1991 while climbing at a local crag not too far from Winchester.  She had just returned from her first trip to Nepal and I was just back from climbing in Yosemite.  Back then, the climbing community in Winchester was all but nonexistent, so if she wanted to go climbing, she was kind of stuck with me.   The following year, I needed to replace my Nalgene® water bottle.  These days, water bottles can be found practically everywhere, but back then I had to either drive to Harrisonburg or Fairfax to find what I needed and that got us thinking.  Winchester, VA and the surrounding area needed an outdoor specialty store where enthusiasts could find what they needed.

Since the beginning, it has been our pleasure to meet so many of you we now consider close friends, if not family. We thank you for your continued loyalty and acknowledge that in today’s world, when you have an almost infinite choice of where to get your gear, it is you – the customer – that makes the difference.

Mountain Trails
115 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601
540-667-0030