June 4th was National Trails Day and the Buckeye Trail Blitz for 2016! We had 40 volunteers work 182 hours to clean up over 100 miles of Buckeye Trail on that day! This is a significant accomplishment and help to the BTA. In one day we were able to maintain over 100 miles of trail for our day, weekend and thru hikers! That's 7% of our trail in one day!! Thank you volunteers!
Full Marathon • Half Marathon • 10K Run • 5K Run Registration now open. Click here for more information.
The 2016 E.G.G.S. Hike at Burr Oak State Park and Wildcat Hollow in southeastern OH completed on Sunday, June 19, 2016. Here's the direct link to the E.G.G.S. Hike page for hike information .
Photo by Richard Lutz
On May 28, 2016, the Ohio History Connection along with Trail Magic and author and relative of Grandma Gatewood, Ben Montgomery, erected a new historical marker dedicated to Emma "Grandma" Gatewood in the Cheshire Village Park in Cheshire, Ohio.
In spite of the weather - from 77 and sunny on Thursday to 30 and snowing Sunday - TrailFest was awesome! Good programs, good hiking, good food, good fellowship. If you came, thank you for attending; if you didn't come, you missed a great event and we look forwrd to seeing you next year in Yellow Springs. The TrailFest info is still here:
Please visit our Member Drive page for information about the next member drive. Is Cincinnati next?
Anita Proxmire took 1, 2, and 3rd place in our Live, Breathe and Hike Photo Contest. Please visit our Live, Breathe, Hike Photo Contest page for all the details!
Following the blue blazes of the BT leads us to great places, adventures, and people. We hope that your experiences on the BT inspire you to support the Buckeye Trail Association today by kicking off a campaign to grow our membership, volunteerism, and enjoyment of our trail. Please visit our Live, Breathe, Hike page for more information.
Dates for the BTA's 2016 Work parties are available.
Special Offers for BTA Members. Road, Rivers and Trails is offering a 10% discount for all BTA Members, just show them your membership card, www.roadsriversandtrails.com.
Are you looking for ways to help? Our goal is to find you a volunteer position worthy of your unique talents, and one that excites and inspires you. For more information on available opportunities, contact Barry Unger, our Volunteer Coordinator at or register in the Volunteer Portal and you will be notified of opportunities. Remember that signing up in the software does not sign you up for any job, it just allows you to see opportunities. Register as a volunteer now!
There are not enough thank you wishes to go to all of these remarkable volunteers. This work is perhaps not as glamorous as making a trail from a path in the woods, but it is rewarding and vital to the success of the Buckeye Trail. THANKS.