Upcoming Events . . .

Directions to BTA Barn at Tappan Lake (83949 Beale Road, Cadiz OH)

Location: Take I-77 to US-250 east (just south of New Philadelphia). Follow US-250 past Tappan Dam almost to the end of the lake. There is a causeway with a sign that reads "Tappan Lake Park". Turn right (this road would also take you to Deersville). Approximately 3.1 miles from the US-250 turnoff is Beall Rd. on the right. Follow this dead-end road (be sure to take the left leg not the right curve) and go a total of 1.3 mi. to where it ends at the BTA Barn down a long gravel driveway. Remember the house side of the driveway is absolutely and strictly off limits. It is a private residence so please respect their wishes and stay on our side of the driveway and please do not block any roads.

Contact: Mary Hamilton at

2017 EVENTS

Link to Meetup Events


Find even more events on and off the Buckeye Trail hosted by our local chapters and other BTA groups at... http://www.meetup.com/pro/buckeyetrail/

 

 

June 22-25, 2017

E.G.G.S. Hike

Location: Burr Oak State Park

Description: The 8th Annual EGGS Hike will be held once again at Burr Oak State Park and Wildcat Hollow on June 22-25. We will have 5 challenges this year consisting of a 20 mile day, 20 mile night, 40, 60, and 80 mile challenge, and each challenge has a time limit to be completed in based upon mileage (12 hours for every 20 miles hiked). See you there!

Registration: Registration is $50 for each participant and includes a free T-shirt, course map, and plenty of gifts from our sponsors. Online registration has closed.

Camping: Camping for the event is free with registration and is at Group Camp located near Dock #3 at Burr Oak.

Contact: Visit the EGGS Hike page for additional information. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for new updates and information.

July 1, 2017 - 2:00PM

Beginner's Guide to the Buckeye Trail

Location: Quail Hollow Park, 13480 Congress Lake Ave., Hartville, OH

Description: This presentation will give the history and evolution of Ohio's scenic hiking trail with an overview and characteristics of the trail's various unique sections. Also covered, will be basic tips for planning and hiking the trail either by selectively hiking parts, section hikes, or even a through hike, along with the advantages and challenges of each method. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session with the Crooked River Chapter, Buckeye Trail Association members, volunteers, and hikers.

Come learn more about this amazing resource that is in our own backyard!

Contact: Randall Roberts at

July 8-12, 2017

Whipple/Road Fork

Description: Trail maintenance of the Road Fork and Whipple Sections' off road areas. This will include chainsawing of downed trees, mowing, weed whacking, pruning, and possible freshening of blazes for a little over 30 miles in the heat of July. We will need all the help we can get. We will leave for work at 8:00am and quit at 3:00pm.

Camping: Camping will be at the Little Muskingum Watershed Association building, located at SR26 and Thomas Ridge Rd (T 88) Hot showers and flush toilets are available in the building. Donations to the LMWA for use of the facilities are appreciated. Camping GPS coordinates 39.54184, -81.22484

Meals: This is a chuck wagon event. Meals will be provided free (donations accepted) for the first 20 volunteers to sign up with Jay Holwick at by July 2, 2017. Please note: if you are arriving Friday, the Friday night meal is NOT included - please bring your own.

Mapping: See the location for this event in Google Maps

July 15, 2017

Little Loop Big Event - One Group, One Day

Information/Registration: Registration is OPEN! Visit the Little Loop Challenge web page for all the details and the link to registration.

Contact: Randall Roberts at

July 22-23, 2017 - NOTE DATE CHANGE

BT Circuit Hike - Belle Valley and Stockport Sections

Description: Saturday: Meet at Wood Grove Campground, Point 3 Stockport Section. Leave at 9:00AM to car pool to foot path on Chapel Drive (C-20) about one mile west of Point 27, Belle Valley Section. The hike is about 12.7 miles.

Description: Sunday: Sunday: Meet at foot path and McMannis-Riggs Road, Point 6, Stockport Section. Coordinates: (N39.63246 – W081.69874). Leave at 8:30AM to car pool to Point 3. The hike is about 12.0 miles. Free AEP permit required.

Camping: Wood Grove Campground at 8605 Wood Grove Rd, McConnelville, OH 43756 (Point 3, Stockport Section)

Contact: Jim Gilkey at 614-879-9912 ahead of time or at 740-277-8749 on the hike weekend.

August 12-13, 2017

BT Circuit Hike - Medina and Akron Sections

Description: Saturday: Meet in Richfield Heritage Preserve east parking lot at 4374 Broadview Road (SR-176) about .7 miles north of SR-303, Medina Section. Coordinates N41.24966 - W81.66415. Leave at 9:00AM to carpool to Old Weymouth School parking lot, west of Point 18. The hike is about 13.6 miles.

Description: Sunday: Sunday: Meet in parking lot on Vaughn Road, just north of Point 2, Akron Section. Coordinates: (N41.28815 – W081.57331). Leave at 8:30AM to car pool to parking lot at 4374 SR-176, north of SR-303. The hike is about 12.2 miles.

Camping: Willow Lake Park at 2400 Substation Rd, Brunswick OH 44212

Contact: Jim Gilkey at 614-879-9912 ahead of time or at 740-277-8749 on the hike weekend.

August 12-13, 2017

Mogadore Section

- West Branch State Park - Work Weekend

Description: This weekend we will continue to build trail at the state park.

Camping: Camping is free for anyone attending this event. We will be camped out at the end of the road leading to the Horse Camping area (2 miles from the Bridle Trail day use parking lot). Coordinates for the road leading to the horse camp. N 410 8.901' W 810 8.238'. If you want to camp out the entire weekend you can arrive as early as Friday night after 5:00PM. The gate leading to the camping area will be unlocked by then. We will also be able to use the regular campground showers to clean up each day.

Meals: Bring your own food and water.

Contact: Steve Latza

Aug. 18-20, 2017

BTA Board Retreat

Location: BTA Barn near Deersville OH. See directions at the top of the page.

Contact: President

Sept. 9-11, 2017

St. Marys - Newport

Description: Construction of box steps at the site of the Newport BTA Bridge washout on the Miami and Erie Canal towpath just west of point 10 on the March 2014 St. Marys Section map. We will leave for work at 8:00am and quit at 3:00pm.

Camping: Camping will be at the Lake Loramie State Park Campground. Camping GPS coordinates 40.36043, -84.35867

Meals: Bring your own food and water.

Mapping: See the location for this event in Google Maps

Sept 16-17, 2017

Belle Valley Section in the Muskingum Lakes Chapter Region

Description: TBD

Camping: TBD

Meals: TBD

Mapping: See the location for this event in Google Maps

September 16-17, 2017

BT Circuit Hike - Stockport Section

Contact: Jim Gilkey at 614-879-9912 ahead of time or at 740-277-8749 on the hike weekend.

September 23-27, 2017

New Straitsville Section

- Work Week - Burr Oak State Park - Chuck Wagon Event

Description: Trail maintenance week. We will leave for work at 8:30am and quit at 3:30pm.

Camping: At the Group campground near boat dock 3

Meals: This is a chuck wagon event. Meals will be provided free for the first 20 volunteers to sign up with Jay Holwick at by September 18, 2017. Please note: if you are arriving Friday, the Friday night meal is NOT included - please bring your own.

Oct. 7, 2017

BTA Blue Blaze Marathon

October 14-15, 2017

BT Circuit Hike - Akron Section

Contact: Jim Gilkey at 614-879-9912 ahead of time or at 740-277-8749 on the hike weekend.

Oct. 14-15, 2017

Mogadore Section

- West Branch State Park - Work Weekend

Description: This weekend we will continue to build trail at the state park.

Camping: Camping is free for anyone attending this event. We will be camped out at the end of the road leading to the Horse Camping area (2 miles from the Bridle Trail day use parking lot). Coordinates for the road leading to the horse camp. N 410 8.901' W 810 8.238'. If you want to camp out the entire weekend you can arrive as early as Friday night after 5:00PM. The gate leading to the camping area will be unlocked by then. We will also be able to use the regular campground showers to clean up each day.

Meals: Bring your own food and water.

Contact: Steve Latza

Oct. 14-18, 2017

New Straitsville

Description: Reroute trail off road in the Athens Unit of the Wayne National Forest from West Old Stone Church Trail Head. We will leave for work at 8:30am and quit at 3:30pm.

Camping: TBD

Meals: Bring your own food and water.

Mapping: See the location for this event in Google Maps

Oct. 21-22, 2017

Old Mans Cave Section at Pretty Run

Description: Vegetation management; hopefully building a privy. We will leave for work at 8:30am and quit at 3:30pm.

Camping: Camping will be at the Pretty Run property. Camping GPS coordinates 39.34987, -82.62431

Meals: Bring your own food and water.

Mapping: See the location for this event in Google Maps

Oct. 21-22, 2017

Caesar Creek Grand Re-opening of the Buckeye Trail

Description: Come experience the "new" Buckeye Trail at Caesar Creek as we celebrate the conclusion of our 2 year plan to resurrect this trail. Historically one of the worst stretches of Buckeye Trail sections in the state, those who attend will find it to be near the top for its overall trail conditions and fabulous water views. Miles of trail have been reshaped and fortified to withstand years of traffic. Our 2 day celebration will include the option of backpacking the entire Buckeye Trail in the park (23 miles) or participating in section hikes on Saturday and Sunday. More details coming Summer of 2017!

Camping: Camping at the horse camp is available for registered backpacking and hiking participants.

Meals: Bring your own food and water.

Contact: Joel Timmons at

Oct. 21-22, 2017 - Note Date Change

All Chapter Backpack Hike at Caesar Creek

Description: This event will be held in conjunction with the Grand Re-opening of the Caesar Creek Section. More details to follow.

Nov. 4-8, 2017

West Union Section - Edge of Appalachia

Description: Continue building new trail from where we left off in September of 2016. We will leave for work on Saturday at 8:30am and quit at 3:30pm. We will leave for work on Sunday thru Tuesday at 8:00am and quit at 3:00pm. due to the time change. On Wednesday, we will work from 8:00am to 12:00 noon.

Camping: Near the maintenance building at 3223 Waggoner Riffle Rd. Camping GPS coordinates 38.74836, -83.46397

Meals: This is a chuck wagon event. Meals will be provided free (donations accepted) for the first 20 volunteers to sign up with Jay Holwick at by Oct.30, 2017. Please note: if you are arriving Friday, the Friday night meal is NOT included - please bring your own.

Note: The portable hot shower will be available on site.

Mapping: See the location for this event in Google Maps

November 18-19, 2017

BT Circuit Hike - Stockport and New Straitsville Sections

Contact: Jim Gilkey at 614-879-9912 ahead of time or at 740-277-8749 on the hike weekend.

Dec. 9, 2017

BTA Board Meeting

Location: In Columbus OH at 10:00AM at the ODNR office at 2045 Morse Road, Bldg. E-1, Columbus, OH 43229. It is about 10 minutes east of I-71 Morse Road exit. The complex is located between Karl Road and Cleveland Avenue on the south side of Morse Road.
Folks will have to check in at the gatehouse, provide an ID and receive a temporary visitor’s pass.....

Contact: President

December 9-10, 2017

BT Circuit Hike - Akron Section

Contact: Jim Gilkey at 614-879-9912 ahead of time or at 740-277-8749 on the hike weekend.

 

Page last updated June 21, 2017