North Country Trail Association


Ohio hosts more than 1,000 miles of the North Country National Scenic Trail, most of which is shared with the Buckeye Trail.

Ohio’s North Country Trail offers a multitude of landscapes and experiences. Walk along rail trails and historic canal routes, and through sprawling state and county parks. Socialize or restock supplies in more populated areas like Dayton and Xenia. Explore the rugged, hilly public lands and dense forests in the southern and eastern corners of the state.

The trail crosses a variety of notable land units and features in Ohio, including Maumee and Shawnee State Forests, various Metroparks, Wayne National Forest, Hocking Hills and Beaver Creek State Parks, and Edge of Appalachia Nature Preserve.

Ohio’s North Country Trail is maintained primarily by volunteers of one NCTA Chapter and two Affiliate organizations:

The state also hosts three official [shared] NCTA and Buckeye Trail Association Trail Towns: Dayton, Zoar, and Lisbon.

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