Buckeye Trail Association

About the Buckeye Trail Association:

The Buckeye Trail Association (BTA) has been the leader in building, maintaining, protecting and promoting Ohio’s State Trail since 1959. Though the entire route is marked with blue blazes, the Buckeye Trail continues to change and improve. The BTA continues to look for ways to relocate the BT off of roads, construct the BT as a primitive hiking trail and upgrade those off-road sections to high quality trail.

But the Buckeye Trail Association is more than just a management organization. It is also a social group. Hundreds of events are planned each year, both formally by the BTA, and by individual members and 5 regional BTA Chapters. Most of these events are open to the public. Visit the Buckeye Trail Association for more information on events and how to get involved.

The Trail:

The Buckeye Trail is a 1,400+ mile long-distance trail that loops around the state of Ohio. The North Country Trail coincides with the Buckeye Trail for over 800 miles. The American Discovery Trail also coincides with it through southern Ohio.

The Trail passes through many of the most scenic locations in the state, such as the Hocking Hills region. It also goes through many small towns in Ohio, making this trail both an outdoor and history experience.

The BTA produces and sells maps of the BT which are available on their website: http://buckeyetrail.org/maps.php

photos courtesy of BTA