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Welcome, friends of the Buckeye Trail. This group is open to all Buckeye Trail enthusiasts, whether you live in Central Ohio or not. All are welcome.

This group is for people who wish to learn about and do more with Ohio's Buckeye Trail. For over 1440 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 identified by blue blazes, 2" wide by 6" high, on trees or poles. The trail is maintained and managed by the Buckeye Trail Association (BTA), an Ohio non-profit 501(c) volunteer organization.

The Buckeye Trail (BT) is the longest circular trail in the United States. The Buckeye Trail and the North Country Trail (NCT) share the same path for over 800 miles. The North Country Trail is America's longest National Scenic Trail stretching 4600 miles from New York to North Dakota. The American Discovery Trail (ADT) 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. Membership in the BTA is not required but recommended. If you wish to learn more or join the Buckeye Trail Association visit

If you have any questions, you can send an email to

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