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 . . .

CARVTOBER! 2014 Carve for a Cause - Celebrate CARVTOBER this year. Stand out in your neighborhood with a custom design on your pumpkin (or gourd of your choice), and support your favorite nonprofit at the same time. CARVTOBER helps organizations raise money with each pattern purchased through their CARVTOBER page. Thanks to your support, non-profit organizations can participate for FREE in CARVTOBER. You can contribute patterns to it too. For more information visit www.carvtober.com/buckeye-trail-pattern

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 - only a few left this year! 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.