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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.


 

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Prowl the Sproul Hiking Weekend

 

Trip to Paradise

 

Standing Stone Trail Slackpack

 

Susquehanna Super Hike & Ultra Trail Run

 

100-Mile Trail Challenge

 


 

 

 

 



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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 share photographs, hiking stories, advocacy alerts, trail news, and more with other Pennsylvania hikers, find KTA on Google+ and "LIKE" Keystone Trails Association on Facebook!

 

 
 

Trail News

CIRCLING THE SQUARED

by Ed Lawrence, KTA Trail Care Chair
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YELLOW CREEK BRIDGE WINS NATIONAL AWARD

By Ed Lawrence, Mid State Trail Association
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IN MEMORY OF DAVID N. BARR, JR.


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THE KEYS TO KTA'S HISTORY: TRIUMPH IN TORNADOLAND

by Jean Aron, November, 1985 (reprinted with permission)
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CHILDREN’S LAKE BENCH PROJECT

by Christine Lauriello, Cumberland Valley Appalachian Trail Club
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2014 APPALACHIAN TRAIL HALL OF FAME BANQUET HONORS TRAIL LEGENDS

by Jim Foster, Secretary, KTA Board of Directors
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100-MILE PROFILE: THE GANSNER FAMILY

by Sue-Ann Roades
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SUPER HIKER SPOTLIGHT: LINDA JONES

by Sue-Ann Roades
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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS


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TIPS FOR SAFE AND FUN FAMILY HIKES

by Shanna Klucar, Program Administrator
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