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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.

NOTE: Website and Email Service Changes Scheduled For Saturday, February 4 - You may experience interruption during the weekend. KTA staff may not receive emails sent during the weekend. Thank you for your patience and understanding. 


 

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Registration is Open for the 9th Annual KTA Trail Challenge! 9/9/17

Volunteer at the 9th Annual KTA Trail Challenge!

 

Registration Opens February 1!

Spring Hiking & Meeting Weekend

Ligonier April 7-9, 2017

 

Plan to hike 100 miles this year?

Try Our 100-Mile Trail Challenge

 

Kids Trail Ambassador Program

 

What is a KTA Hiking Weekend?

 




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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 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!

 

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Trail News

NOTICE TO COUNCIL: PROPOSED BYLAW CHANGE

Notice to Council: KTA's Board of Directors has Recommended A Change to the By-Laws to be Approved in April by the Council
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OHIOPYLE

 by Gerald Rowan
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100-Mile Challenge Profile: Donna Stolz

Donna is up for the Challenge. Are you?  
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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!

Did you know that KTA is a membership-based organization?
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TRACY RIDGE PROJECT

by Ed Lawrence, KTA Trail Care Chair
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ADVOCACY IN 2017

by Joe Neville, KTA Executive Director
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January 7, 2017 Board of Directors Meeting

The Keystone Trails Association Board of Directors met on January 7, 2017.
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Dear KTA Clubs - Your Wishlist, Please

by Joe Neville, KTA Executive Director
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Viking Hiking

 Sponsored Content for Treks and Trails International, Inc
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100-Mile Trail Challenge Profile: Westley Shaffer

Read Westley's Interview and Get Inspired!
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