Temporary Trail Closure

by Dave Adams on March 22, 2017

Temporary Closure of the North Country Trail between El Dorado Rd and Rt 268 Trailheads due to a gas pipeline construction project.


Butler NCT Chapter and BOC combined hike

by Dave Adams on March 13, 2017

March 18 – Join us on a combined hike with the Butler Outdoor Club. Meet 10:00AM under the SR528 bridge and boat launch parking area. Hike 7 miles on the North Country Trail and Mountain Bike Trail hike to Davis Hollow and return (loop) leader – Steve Smith


Cherry Pie and Washington’s Trail 1753 Hikes

by Dave Adams on January 2, 2017

Saturday February 25, 2017 8:30am – 2:00pm
Jennings Environmental Education Center
Junction of Routes 8 and 528

Pick your favorite winter hike and enjoy free cherry pie.

History hikes start every half hour 9:30 to 12:30.

Guided nature walks start at 9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm.

North Country Trail 7 mile hike starts at 9:00am under the
528 bridge with optional return shuttles from Jennings.

Event is free, although a $2 per person donation will be
encouraged for participation in the guided hikes/walks.

You must pre-register for all events at the dcnr website


First Day Hike

by Dave Adams on January 1, 2017

Our January chapter hike will be combined with trail affiliate Butler Outdoor Club and Moraine State Park’s First Day Hike.
Sunday, January 1, 2017 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Bike Rental Parking Lot, North Shore Moraine State Park – Start the year out right with a hike on the North Country Trail in Moraine State Park! Join the folks from the Butler Outdoor Club, starting at the bike rental lot (157 North Shore Drive, Portersville, 16051) and hiking southwest on the NCT. Some points of interest will be the new bridge over Muddy Creek, the Lake Arthur dam, and the trail under route 422. There will be several opportunities to turn back and make a shorter hike; hikers can opt to walk from 1 up to 6 miles on moderate terrain. Dress for the weather, sturdy shoes or boots, bring your own water and snacks. Take part in a statewide hiking tradition!


2016 Year End Review

December 31, 2016

The Butler Chapter continued its mission to maintain and improve the NCT in Butler County in 2016. Our volunteers spent many hours clearing and DR mowing the trails in State Game Lands 95. We build a 30ft wooden bridge across a washed out culvert with SGL95 approval. We hosted a Keystone Trail Care Crew for […]

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September Chapter Hike

September 1, 2016

Our Butler Chapter September Hike will be combined with the Wampum Chapter’s September hike. Sunday 9/18 at 1:00 PM – The Wampum Chapter’s September hike is on the North Country Trail from the Rt. 528 trailhead at the east end of Moraine State Park to Staff Road for a distance of approximately 3.5 miles. We’ll […]

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August Chapter Hike

August 24, 2016

Aug 27 – Butler Outdoor Club and Butler Chapter NCTA hike Meet 10:00 am at the Old Stone House (SR528, SR8 & SR173) 5 Mile hike on the NCT from the Old Stone House to the SR528 trailhead (w/shuttle) led by Steve Smith

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Butler Chapter Trailwork

July 1, 2016

There will be a trail work day on Wednesday –July 6, 2016 ! We will meet at 9:00 AM at the parking lot on Branchton Road. There is a NC Trail signpost on the other side of Branchton Road. We will be doing “trail improvement “ between Branchton Road and Vulture-Bear Rock. Bring pruners and […]

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May 15 Chapter Hike

May 3, 2016

Our May monthly hike will be on Sunday, May 15, at 1:00, where we will pick up where we left off at Kohlmeyer Road, hiking east and south, over the new NCT bridge, through Vulture Rock, past Branchton Road, and ending at the Tamarack camp site where we will check out the overnight campling facility. […]

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April 17 Chapter Hike

April 5, 2016

Our April hike will be Sunday April 17, 2016 at 1:00. We will begin at the State Game Lands parking lot on Leonard Road, just a couple hundred yards from the Glass Blowing Center. We will hike 2.7 miles to Kohlmeyer Road. When we get to Kohlmeyer, we may continue on for another half mile […]

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