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Have you registered for the KTA Trail Challenge?
 

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.


 

REGISTER FOR A HIKING EVENT WITH US:

 

September 10:

KTA Trail Challenge (50k/25k)

 

(formerly the Susquehanna Super Hike & Ultra Trail Run)

 

September 23-25:

NEW! Quehanna Elk Quest Hiking Weekend

(Weekend packages still available!)

 

 

October 14-16:

Fall Hiking & Meeting Weekend

(Read on for the FREE deals we're offering!)

 

 

Plan to hike 100 miles this summer? Try Our 100-Mile Trail Challenge

 

Kids Trail Ambassador Program

 

What is a KTA Hiking Weekend?

 




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 717-766-9690 or email us today!

 

More Ways to Help Pennsylvania's Hiking Trails:

 

 

 

Trail News

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNER OF KTA'S 2016 FALL FACEBOOK PHOTO CONTEST!

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CANDIDATES FOR ELECTION 2016

by Wanda Shirk, KTA Board of Directors President and Nominations Committee Chair
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A CALL FROM ON-HIGH

 by E.J. Beck
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KTA TRAIL CARE VOLUNTEERS TAKE IT TO BELTZVILLE

 by Ed Lawrence, KTA Trail Care Chair
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KTA TRAIL CARE: MID STATE TRAIL, WOOLRICH REGION

 by Joe Healey
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LETTER FROM KTA'S SUMMER INTERN

by Sarah Kownacki
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THANK YOU, CUMBERLAND VALLEY VISITORS BUREAU!

 by Sara Haxby, KTA Program Administrator
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PENNFUTURE AND COMPUTER MINISTRY DONATED A COPIER TO KTA!

 We are beyond grateful for the generosity of these 2 organizations. We will be thankful every time we look at our ledger and see that we saved money on copies.  
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KTA RECEIVES TRAIL MAINTENANCE TOOLS FROM PHILADELPHIA TRAIL CLUB

 by Jim Foster, KTA Board of Directors, Secretary
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REMINDER TO CLUBS AND COMMITTEES

 The KTA Board Room in Mechanicsburg is available anytime at no charge.   Contact Us: ktahike@verizon.net 717.766.9690 46 East Main Street Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
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