BT in the News . . .

Miles to GO - Hikers on the BT

Richfield camp property could open by summer

Special Announcements . . .

Hike In, Pack On, Campout!

Help increase the Buckeye Trail’s ‘Backpackability’ by supporting our campsite development effort! Over the years nearly 100 campsites have been developed along our 1,400+ miles, we need about 60 more to have a campsite about every 10 miles on average. Click here for details on how you can help us to reach our goal of raising $5,000 by the Emma ‘Grandma’ Gatewood Solstice Hike and Campout: donate to help fund our effort, volunteer your skills, connect us with friendly landowners, or simply send us photos of your best BT campout!

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for the 6th Annual E.G.G.S. Hike and Campout at Burr Oak State Park. What is an E.G.G.S. Hike? 4 hiking challenges consisting of 20, 40, 60, and 80 miles that need to be completed in 12, 24, 36, and 48 hours respectively to honor a founding member of the BTA and the first female to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail, Emma “Grandma” Gatewood, an Ohio native and long time advocate of ultra-light backpacking. All are welcome!
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The Buckeye Trail Association & Premier Races FULL MARATHON TRAIL RUN on the Buckeye Trail Experience 27 miles of rugged beauty on Ohio’s Buckeye Trail in Appalachia’s hill country in the first running of the “Run for the Blue Blazes” BTA Marathon. Registration is now open! For more information visit,

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:

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. Road, Rivers and Trails is offering a 10% discount for all BTA Members, just show them your membership card,


Celebrating Volunteer Accomplishments . . .

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.

  • 377 Boy Scouts attend Camporee in AEP!
  • Volunteers hiked and worked with with Ben Appleby from Linear Active during the Adopter Training Series
  • Melissa Reed, Pat Hayes, Jim Sprague, Darlene Karoly represent the BTA at this years EarthFest in Cleveland
  • Board Member Linda Paul represented the BTA at this years Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist conference
  • Buckeye Trail Crew re-blazed and chainsawed Road Fork Section
  • Richard Lutz and Muskingham Lakes Chapter members experiment with identifying trail issues with GPS

Watch for more Volunteer accomplishments in the Trailblazer and the Loop! 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!