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!
Run 4 Blue! Join us Saturday, September 13th, as we parade our love for the Buckeye Trail through the streets and countryside of Nelsonville, Ohio. Walk or run through the city streets of Historic Nelsonville, up the scenic Hocking Parkway, and along the Hocking-Adena Bike path. Don't miss this fun opportunity to become a new member or take advantage of your current membership perks AND benefit the Buckeye Trail Association! First 100 entries 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
Muskingum Lakes Chapter Scavenger Hunt/Hike. The newly chartered BTA chapter will host its first event on October 4, 2014 at the BTA Barn near Deersville OH. See the Events Page for the details.
TrailFest 2015 in the planning stages. It will be held May 15-17 in Defiance, Ohio. For more information visit, www.BuckeyeTrailFest.org
BTA 2014 Work Parties. The BTA Trail Management Team has announced the work party schedule for 2014. Visit the work parties page for the dates.
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.