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Did You Know...

You can get an award just for hiking. The Keystone Trails Associations offers seven different awards for hiking the trails of Pennsylvania, including an award for kids under the age of 13! Award recipients are recognized at the annual KTA fall meeting. Interested? Click here to learn more.

 



 

 

Welcome to Keystone Trails Association, the statewide voice of Pennsylvania’s hikers!

OUR MISSION: To provide, preserve, protect and promote recreational hiking trails and hiking opportunities in Pennsylvania.


 

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN:

 
 

SUSQUEHANNA SUPER HIKE & ULTRA TRAIL RUN

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT THE SUPER HIKE!

 

FALL HIKING WEEKEND AT DOUBLING GAP

 

100-MILE TRAIL CHALLENGE

(Deadline for 100 Miles in 2014-2015 is August 31!)

 

NEW! HIKE, HOPS, AND A HAMBURGER

 

KIDS TRAIL AMBASSADOR PROGRAM

 




Join KTA's mailing list!

 

 
Morning mist at Pine Creek Gorge
Photo by Curt Weinhold
Our programs:

Trail Advocacy
  • We support measures that protect our hiking trails.
  • We oppose illegal ATV encroachment on public lands.
  • We oppose Sunday hunting.

Trail Protection

  • We train and support volunteers to work with land owners and land managers to secure more permanent access to hiking trails.

Trail Care

  • Each year we organize a minimum of nine trail care weekends, four week-long trail crews and three Code Orange one day events to build and maintain hiking trails in Pennsylvania.
  • Our Trail Care and Trail Crew volunteers contribute 3000 – 4000 hours of trail labor annually.
  • We provide training workshops on chainsaw safety, trail erosion control, rock work and wilderness first aid.

Local Club Trail Support

  • Our member clubs contribute another 20,000 - 30,000 hours of volunteer labor building and maintaining trails.
  • KTA provides grants to local clubs to fund the purchase of tools, equipment and materials.

Promotion of Hiking Trails and Hiking Opportunities

  • With DCNR, we co-sponsor Pennsylvania Hiking Week
  • We organize the Prowl the Sproul hiking weekend and full hiking programs at our spring and fall meetings.
  • We publish Pennsylvania Hiking Trails, the PA Appalachian Trail Guide, and other maps and guides

To learn more about upcoming events, see our most recent advocacy alerts, and share your photographs, hiking stories, trail news, and more with other Pennsylvania hikers, meet us on Meetup, find KTA on Google+ and "LIKE" Keystone Trails Association on Facebook! For more information, call us at 717-238-7017 or email us today!

 

More Ways to Help Pennsylvania's Hiking Trails:

 

 

 

Trail News

CANDIDATES FOR ELECTION

by Paul Shaw, KTA Board of Directors Vice President and Nominations Committee Chair
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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNER OF THE FALL PHOTO CONTEST!

Congratulations to Clare Kaczmarek, for winning the KTA Fall Photo Contest with the picture above of the Falls Trail in Ricketts Glen State Park. Clare's photo will be featured in the September,...
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CHALLENGE YOURSELF: ONE STEP AT A TIME

The Keystone Trails Association (KTA) 100-Mile Trail Challenge recognizes hikers who complete 100 miles or more of eligible Pennsylvania hiking trails between September 1, 2015, and August 31, 2016....
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JEFF'S JAUNTS: OLD GROWTH HEMLOCKS OF SALT SPRINGS STATE PARK

By Jeff Mitchell, KTA Board of Directors
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NEVER THIRSTY ON THE LOYALSOCK TRAIL - PART 1

 By Sara Haxby, KTA Program Administrator
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TIADAGHTON STATE FOREST GAS DEVELOPMENT SITE TOUR

 by Sara Haxby, KTA Program Administrator
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TIME TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP!


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“NO WHITE SNOW” PLEDGE

 by Christine C. Brubaker 
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THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL—REFUGE AND INCUBATOR FOR THE AMERICAN CHESTNUT TREE

 by Richard Gardner
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CALL FOR TRAIL MAINTAINERS

 by Debra Dunkle, Mid-State Trail Association, Everett Region Manager 
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