Become a Member or Renew Your Membership. . .

Membership in the Buckeye Trail Association is a great way to help maintain the Buckeye Trail. The Association is a non-profit, volunteer organization responsible for all aspects of the trail. Your membership entitles you to a quarterly newsletter, and access to a growing list of special events and benefits. To join, download and print out the membership form OR click the "Join" button to the right of the desired membership category BELOW to pay online. Within 2-4 weeks you will receive a New Member package, which includes the latest issue of Trailblazer, a Buckeye Trail sticker, and information on volunteerism and upcoming events. Below are some of the other great benefits you will enjoy by being a member!

  • Protecting the trail
  • Trailblazer Magazine
  • BTA Decal
  • Discount at the BT Shop
  • Discount at selected outfitters
  • Discount with The North Country Trail
  • Discount with The American Hiking Society
  • Discount at festivals and BT trips
  • Free camping at exclusive locations
  • One free trail map with each renewal
  • Access to the competitive $500 scholarship
  • Voting rights and ability to run for office

Attend a Membership Drive Event

Visit our Membership Drive page to see if there is an event near you.

BTA Chapters

Chapters are localized efforts taking on the challenge of the mission of the Association along the Buckeye Trail around Ohio. Chapters are busily building, maintaining, protecting and promoting the use of Ohio’s longest scenic hiking trail for our citizens, communities and partners in Ohio. They are providing outdoor recreation, opportunities to volunteer, education, access to the varied resources Ohio and local economic benefits along the Buckeye Trail. Currently the Buckeye Trail has 5 Chapters:

  • Miami Rivers Chapter
  • Little Cities of the Forest Chapter
  • Muskingum Lakes Chapter
  • Crooked River Chapter
  • Central Ohio Chapter

For additional info about the chapters, visit our Chapters page

Renew Your Membership

Simply click on the "Renew" button next to your desired renewal category BELOW. You will receive an e-mail confirmation of your payment and renewal.

Give a Gift Membership

A gift membership to the BTA is a gift you can feel great about giving to a friend or family member. You can support the BTA’s efforts and introduce someone to the Buckeye Trail at the same time. The gift recipient will receive a New Member Packet, as well as a subscription to our quarterly newsletter, the Trailblazer.

Become a “Library Patron”

Libraries today have very limited budgets to acquire new material. The Buckeye Trail Association also has a limited budget. So we are asking you to sponsor your local library (and others if you wish) as a Buckeye Trail Library Patron. Click here for more information.


Membership Catagories and Dues


Catagories Dues

Student (full-time) $10.00
Individual (one year) $25.00
Individual (two year) $40.00
Individual (three year) $55.00
Household (one year) $30.00
Household (two year) $50.00
Household (three year) $70.00
Organization (one year) $35.00
Sustaining (one year) $50.00
Business (one year) $50.00
Business (two year) $90.00
Business (three year) $130.00
Life – Individual $400.00
Life – Household $600.00