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 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!
2016 HIKING AWARDSKTA congratulates the following individuals who were recognized for their 2016 hiking accomplishments at KTA’s October 15, 2016, Annual Meeting at Whitehall Camp and Conference Center,... Read more...
KTA OPPOSES BIKES IN WILDERNESS AREASby Joe Neville, KTA Executive Director
During the 2016 Fall Meeting of the Keystone Trails Association Council, it was decided that KTA would oppose the legislation that opened Wilderness Areas to... Read more...
Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing ClubSince 1916, the BMECC has been advocating for the preservation and enjoyment of the Great Outdoors. From the inception of the Appalachian Trail, they have helped to build and maintain our 65-mile section of the AT and its cabins, shelters, monuments, and rest stops between Pennsylvania's Lehigh and Susquehanna Rivers. Learn more. Read more...
KTA Trail of the Month
Standing Stone TrailKnown as the Link Trail until early 2007, the Standing Stone Trail (SST) connects the Mid State and Tuscarora Trails and traverses the Blue Mountain and Seven Mountains Regions. Learn more. Read more...
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