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.
We support measures that protect our hiking trails.
We oppose illegal ATV encroachment on public lands.
We oppose Sunday hunting.
We train and support volunteers to work with land owners and land managers to secure more permanent access to hiking trails.
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!
Super Hike Sneak PeekRegistration for KTA's sixth annual Susquehanna Super Hike and Ultra Trail Run will start on February 1, 2014. This year, we are shaking things up a bit! We have received a lot of feedback and... Read more...
Pocono Outdoor Club The Pocono Outdoor Club (POC) sponsors hikes, trail care, and other outdoor activities throughout Monroe, Carbon, and Southern Pike County in Pennsylvania and Northwestern New Jersey. The POC will be guiding hikes for KTA members during the KTA Spring Hiking Weekend at the Pocono Environmental Education Center in Dingman's Ferry, PA. Read more...
KTA Trail of the Month
Laurel Highlands Hiking TrailThe Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail is 70 miles long and especially near the southern end, is quite rugged, and provisions have been made to keep the trail as primitive as possible. Most of the trail... Read more...
Keystone Trails Association
101 N. Front St.
Harrisburg, PA 17101