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.

BT in the News . . .

BT Northern Terminus Dedication in Headlands Beach State Park

Last year BTA member Velda Vogt donated the bronze plaque commemorating State Senators Harry Armstong and Ralph Regula painting the last blazes completing the Buckeye Trail from the Ohio River to Lake Erie in October 1970. On September 26, 2015 we celebrated the re-dedication of the BT to the people of Ohio at the plaque's new home affixed to an inscribed boulder at BT's Northern Terminus!

Here's a link to the News Herald article covering the dedication.

Take a Hike in "Trail Town" Dayton

Go Take a Hike - Husband and wife team wrote the book on the Buckeye Trail

Richfield camp property (north of Akron) opens!

Latest update on Richfield's Camp Crowell Hilaka - The grounds of Crowell Hilaka are open on weekends from 7 AM to 7 PM. Enter on the north side (Broadview Road, next to the Giant Eagle). The gate will be closed at 7 PM. The buildings are not yet open, and other areas are also closed for safety reasons.

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,


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.

  • Thank You to the 27 Volunteers that helped with the Run for Blue Blazes Marathon! All of our runners had a fantastic time and look forward to next year. The runners and the BTA were truly fortunate to have all of you helping out at the event.
  • The Buckeye Trail Crew worked in the New Straitsville Section to get the trail ready for the marathon
  • Welcome New Volunteers in the New Straitsville Section: Linda Remmert and Tom Scholl!
  • Scott Gould began a new video project for the BTA
  • Sally Sugar launched the #buckeyetrailassociation Instagram account

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!