BT in the News . . .

Miles to GO - Hikers on the BT

Richfield camp property could open by summer

Special Announcements . . .

Last Week to Pre-Register for TRAILFEST 2015. It will be held May 14-17 at the Spiritual Center of Maria Stein in Maria Stein, Ohio. For more information visit,

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! 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.

  • First Work Party of The Season! Miami Rivers Chapter along with the Buckeye Trail crew have created 1500 feet of new trail on the Camp Kern property near Fort Ancient!
  • Connie Pond did a presentation at Outdoor Source for guests about the Buckeye Trail. Byron Guy, Jeff Yoest, Bob Litt and Sam Boniface we also there representing the BTA and answered questions about backpacking, shelters, EGGS, and maintenance.
  • Homer Elliot of Rural Action led 9 Volunteers from Ohio University putting in a bypass of a major washout of the trail near Smoke Rise Ranch

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!