Welcome. . .

The Buckeye Trail Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization dedicated to building, maintaining, protecting and promoting use of Ohio's longest scenic hiking trail for our citizens, communities and partners. We provide outdoor recreation, opportunities to volunteer, education, access to the varied resources of Ohio and local economic benefits.

The Buckeye Trail itself is 1400+ miles long and winds around Ohio, reaching into every corner of the state. From a beachhead on Lake Erie near Cleveland, to a hilltop overlooking the Ohio River in Cincinnati, a hiker can experience a little of all that Ohio has to offer. The trail is marked by blue blazes, hence our "Follow the Blue Blazes" expression.

Please visit our pages to find out what we are all about!


BT in the News . . .

Piqua receives trail town status

Piqua becomes the newest Buckeye Trail Town

Xenia celebrates becoming a Buckeye Trail Town


Special Announcements . . .


Help Raise $15,000 for the BT Volunteer Program by December 31
and Help Celebrate 2015 as the BT's Year of the Volunteer!

Our Volunteer Program has grown organically over 55 years through the cumulative effort of thousands of individuals that have shared the vision of the Buckeye Trail. Today our need to recruite, engage and support a corps of volunteers around the state has also grown. Be part of the challenge by supporting our Volunteer Program and celebrating our Volunteers on the BT today! Your support will help us:

  • to develop a Buckeye Trail Adopter training series
  • launch a Volunteer Resources webpage
  • provide a person to work with volunteers “personally”
  • implement our new volunteer management software
  • celebrate 2015 as the Buckeye Trail's Year of the Volunteer
  • and more!


Map Survey Request - The Buckeye Trail Association Maps Committee is asking our membership to help determine what direction the Buckeye Trail mapping products take in the future. Your vote counts and can influence how the BTA produces maps in the future! The poll can be found at: http://goo.gl/forms/5WB98LSL5L


Run 4 Blue! Join us Saturday, February 21st, as we parade our love for the Buckeye Trail through The Dawes Arboretum in Newark, Ohio. Don't miss this fun opportunity run or walk AND benefit the Buckeye Trail Association! All pre-registrants will receive a "Run for The Blue Blazes" t-shirt! Top 3 male and female in each age group gets awards. Register today at http://www.buckeyetrail.org/run4blue.php



TrailFest 2015 in the planning stages. It will be held May 15-17 at the Spiritual Center of Maria Stein in Maria Stein, Ohio. For more information visit, www.BuckeyeTrailFest.org

BTA 2015 Work Parties - Check out the dates for 2015! Visit the work parties page for the dates or the events page for the details.

Special Offers for BTA Members. Enertia TrailFoods (Based in Marietta) is offering a 10% discount to BTA members who place an order of $30.00 or more on their Enertia TrailFoods website—trailfoods.com. You must use the code Buckeye to get the 10% discount. Road, Rivers and Trails is offering a 10% discount for all BTA Members, just show them your membership card, www.roadsriversandtrails.com.