Buckeye TrailFest 2017

Save the Date: April 27, 28, 29, 30, 2017 - TrailFest in Yellow Springs OH. We look forward to seeing you there.

Please help us decide on a TrailFest logo!! Visit our poll at https://poll.fbapp.io/choose-the-2017-trailfest-logo to vote today.

Voting deadline is Dec. 31, 2016. A winner of a free TrailFest t-shirt will be drawn from the voters who both vote for the logo AND attend TrailFest 2017!

As new TrailFest info is ready, it will be posted here:

Attention Hikers

Just as an FYI, hunting season has started in Ohio. The Buckeye Trail Association does not control hunting rights along the trail. IF you are planning to hike the trail during this hunting season, please check with the land manager of the portion of the trail you intend hike to determine if hunting is allowed in that area. We want you to have a good hike, so please be prepared.

The Buckeye Trail's Future Begins with You!

Together the Buckeye Trail Family accomplishes so much thanks to the work of our volunteers and the support of BTA members. Each year we ask hikers to join the tradition of giving back to Buckeye Trail by chipping in to support all of our good work. Click here for more information about our annual appeal.

Live, Breathe, Hike Membership Event in Piqua

You are invited to attend the next Buckeye Trail Association Membership Drive to be held in Piqua OH on January 25, 2017. Show your support for the Buckeye Trail Association by becoming a member and spending an evening with fellow Buckeye Trail enthusiasts. For more information and to register, visit the Piqua Membership Event Page.

Join us at 311 Draft House, a hometown restaurant and bar with a friendly environment to eat, drink, relax. 311 has 20 craft, imported, and domestic beers on tap as well as a variety of local wines. It is a perfect location for our membership drive! 311 Draft House is located at 311 N. Main St., Piqua, OH 45356 It is a perfect See you there...



2nd Annual Buckeye Trail Run - Completed!

It was a great day for the Buckeye Trail Run for Blue Blazes Marathon! Full Marathon • Half Marathon • 10K Run • 5K Run were all run and finished. Some runners were asking for more miles! Click here for all the stats from the race and visit our Facebook page for Marathon posts and photos.


2016 Blitz Report

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!



Visit the BLITZ page for additional information.



2016 E.G.G.S. - All Done!

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

Emma "Grandma" Gatewood Historical Marker

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.



Live, Breathe and Hike Photo Contest

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!



Thank you for Living, Breathing and Hiking Ohio’s Buckeye Trail!

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.






Special Announcements . . .

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.

 

Volunteer Opportunites . . .

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!


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.


  • Volunteer Leaders Angie Sheldon, Brent Anslinger and Andy Neikamp organized a BTA membership drive in Dayton which gained 143 new members for the BTA!
  • Volunteer Leader Jim Gilkey continues to lead hikers around the state on monthly circuit hikes.
  • Jamie and Byron Guy are preparing for an awesome E.G.S.S. hike coming up on June 16th.
  • Welcome to new Adopters Sean, Laura, and John Scaggs (Medina Section)!