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This group is for people who wish to learn about and do more with Ohio's Buckeye Trail. For over 1,440 miles, the Buckeye Trail winds around Ohio, reaching into every corner of the state. From a beachhead on Lake Erie near Cleveland, to a hilltop overlooking the Ohio River in Cincinnati, a hiker can experience a little of all that Ohio has to offer. The Buckeye Trail is the longest circular trail in the nation.

This group is open to all Buckeye Trail enthusiasts whether you live in Ohio or not or whether you are an avid hiker or not. All are welcome.

The Buckeye Trail is identified by blue blazes, 2" wide by 6" high, on trees or poles. The trail is maintained and managed by the Buckeye Trail Association (http://www.buckeyetrail.org/) a non-profit volunteer organization.


The Buckeye Trail and the North Country Trail share the same path for over 800 miles. The North Country Trail (http://northcountrytrail.org/) is America's longest National Scenic Trail stretching 4,600 miles from New York to North Dakota. The American Discovery Trail (http://www.discoverytrail.org/) follows the Buckeye Trail for most of its route through Ohio. While the Buckeye Trail is primarily a foot trail parts of the Buckeye Trail can be explored by bicycle, horse and car.

The Buckeye Trail needs your support! You can help the Buckeye Trail by hiking it, organizing hiking trips on it, getting involved in trail crew outings and donating to the Buckeye Trail Association (http://www.buckeyetrail.org/) .

Membership in the Buckeye Trail Association (http://www.buckeyetrail.org/) not required but recommended. If you wish to learn more or join the Buckeye Trail Association visit http://www.buckeyetrail.org . The Buckeye Trail Association is an Ohio non profit, 501(c), organization.

Upcoming events (5+)

Martin Luther King Day Hike at Hueston Woods State Park

Hueston Woods Lodge & Conference Center

Description:The hike will start at the Hueston Woods Lodge at 9:00 AM. Arrive early and have breakfast (you pay for breakfast) with other hikers at the Lodge at 8:00 a.m. We will hike clockwise around Lake Acton to the Hueston Room at the Nature Area where you can stop, warm up and enjoy a free Hot Bowl of Bean Soup and Corn Bread (donations accepted). Continue on to the Lodge or we will have a shuttle for hikers not wanting to continue. There will be two hike leaders to help hikers unfamilar with the park. Approx. distance around the lake is 11 miles. Note: Dogs (all pets) are not allowed in the nature preserve portion of Hueston Woods. There is an easy route bypassing that section if you bring your dog. Contact: John Rethman [masked]

Winter Adventure Weekend

Carter Caves State Resort Park

What: 10th Annual Winter Adventure Weekend When: January 24-27, 2019 Where: Carter Caves State Resort Park, Kentucky Events: 223 events to choose from! Cost: $20 + field trip fees. Registration is open. Details: https://www.winteradventureweekend.com/ Carter Caves Winter Adventure Weekend provides activities and workshops for anyone interested in the outdoors, whether you are a beginner or advanced winter adventurer there is something for you. You will experience the great outdoors in programs including adventure workshops, hiking, rappelling, canoeing, or enjoying a commercial cave tour. All field trips and instructional workshops are led by experienced guides who are very knowledgeable about leading outdoor adventure activities. Events Include: * Hiking * Rappelling * Rope Climbing * Crawling Cave Trips * Walking Cave Trips * Rock Climbing * Mountain Biking * Camping In A Cave * Tree Climbing * Ice Skating * Canoeing & Kayaking * Yoga In The Cave * Adventure Presentations * Archaeology Tours * Squeeze Box * Cardboard Cave * Workshops * 5K Fun Run/Hike * Live Music Visit: https://www.winteradventureweekend.com/ Carter Caves State Resort Park - The beautiful setting of Carter Caves State Resort Park is the ideal setting for the Winter Adventure Weekend. Nestled in the hills of Eastern Kentucky, Carter Caves is 2,000 acres of wooded hills rich in plants, animals and geologic formations both above and below ground. Carter Caves is home to over a dozen caves. Above ground, the park has close to 30 miles of trails highlighting many fascinating geological features, including natural bridges, arches, caves, sinkholes, cliffs and a boxed canyon. Register early as many field trips fill up quickly. This event is sponsored by Carter Caves State Resort Park.

BT circuit hike - Scioto Trail Section

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Saturday: Meet at the junction of Nipgen Road, C-34 and SR-772, Point 30. Coordinates: (N[masked] - W[masked]). Leave at 9:30AM to car pool to the S-curve on Prussia Road, C-46, Point 26. The hike is about 11.1 miles. Sunday: Meet at the Pike lake State Park parking lot on Pike Lake Road, Point 36. Coordinates: (N[masked] - W[masked]). Leave at 9:00AM to car pool to Nipgen Road, C-34 and SR-772, Point 30. The hike is about 9.2 miles. Contact: Jim Gilkey at[masked] ahead of time or at[masked] on the hike weekend.

Annual Winter Hike (1, 3, or 5 miles) Clear Creek Metropark

Clear Creek Metro Park

Hikes start at 10 a.m. ; get specific start point and hike information prior to 10 a.m. at the Mathias Cabin parking lot (1st parking lot, north side of Clear Creek Rd). Bring Water and dress appropriately. Soup will be served at park office after the hike.

Past events (570)

Annual Winter Hike Sharon Woods Metropark

Sharon Woods Metro Park

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