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|Length||1444 mi (2324 km)|
|Trailheads||Northern:Headlands Beach State Park|
Southern:Eden Park, Cincinnati
|Trail difficulty||Easy to strenuous|
|Sights||Hocking Hills, Ohio and Erie Canal, Miami and Erie Canal, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Wayne National Forest|
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The Buckeye Trail is a 1,444-mile (2,324 km) hiking trail and long-distance trail that loops around the state of Ohio. Part of it is on roads and part is on wooded trail. Road portions of the trail are gradually being relocated to separate trail.
This trail passes through many of the most scenic locations in the state, such as the Hocking Hills region and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. It also goes through many small towns in Ohio, making this trail both an outdoor as well as a history experience.
The trail's northern terminus is on Lake Erie in Headlands Beach State Park east of Cleveland. From the northern terminus, one branch leads south down the eastern edge of the state while another leads west across the north towards Toledo.
The Buckeye Trail Association, a non-profit volunteer organization, maintains and develops the trail. The trail is identified by blue blazes, 2 by 6 inches (5.1 cm × 15.2 cm), on trees or poles. A single blaze marks the trail where the route is fairly straight or obvious, while a double blaze marks a turn with the upper blaze offset to indicate the new direction. A double blaze with no offset simply means pay attention - the trail route may not be obvious.
BT blaze on a beech tree in North Chagrin Metropark
- Hocking Hills State Park
- Wayne National Forest
- Little Miami River
- Miami and Erie Canal
- Ohio to Erie Trail
- Buckeye Trail Association, Inc.
- Buckeye TrailFest - Annual Outdoors Gathering
- Miami Rivers Chapter of the Buckeye Trail Association, Inc.
- Trail Talk - The Forum of the Buckeye Trail Association, Inc.
- "What in the Blue Blazes?". Buckeye Trail Association. Buckeye Trail Association. Archived from the original on 2012-05-20.
- "Historic Signage Marks Canal "Junction"". Miami and Erie Canal Corridor Association. Fall 2008. Retrieved June 28, 2017.
- "Buckeye Trail Association". Buckeye Trail Association.