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Buckeye Trail, Wayne National Forest

April 14 - April 19

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Volunteers will join the Buckeye Trail Crew as they head into Wayne National Forest to relocate the BT and North Country National Scenic Trail connecting the historic Village of Shawnee through rugged terrain to the Upstream Rock Run reclamation project. Join us to expand and improve the trail’s offerings to residents and visitors to the Buckeye Trail Town through the scenic hills of Appalachian Ohio’s Little Cities of Black Diamonds region. We will be digging the trail tread with hand tools, including pulaskis, mcleods, mattocks, etc. Bring a day pack and ensure you can have it stocked before we enter the trail, lunch will be on the trail, dress for the weather. The chuckwagon will provide food and bags to bring such onto the trail.


Buckeye Trail Association


Car Camping Tent Sites


Day hiking up to 3 miles each work day

Project Rating


Minimum Volunteer Age


Maximum Group Size


Area and Attractions

The surrounding area provides ample opportunity for the nature lover. From Horseback trails, ATV trails, hiking expeditions and fishing, the Wayne National Forest contains an area rich with the history of Ohio. In the Historic city of Shawnee alone there is much to learn regarding labor laws and how small towns helped to change them, mine subsidence and coal refuse can be found in the hills, marking the more industrious (though also more dangerous and impactful of the local flora and fauna) times that help remind us why preservation efforts are important. Tinker's Cave resides nearby, with a rich history as to it's formation and uses over the years, while historic buildings help to bring us back to simpler times, while also allowing for a more modern take through the locals that live there. Take a walk through Ohio's rich history in the more rural areas of the Buckeye State, and be sure to bring your camera, as scenic views of the hills and wildlife are sure to abound.

Accommodations Description

The crew will camp within Shawnee, OH, in the backyards of volunteers who have made land for such. Bathrooms will be made available, as well as food and drinks from the Buckeye Trail Associations very own Chuckwagon. There is also a gas station/market nearby where sandwiches, salads, baked goods, drinks, etc. can be purchased. Volunteers should bring their own tent, sleeping bag/sleeping pad, cup/bowl/mug/eating utensils, and personal gear.


Airport Pickup Provided from Columbus International Airport. Airport pickup and dropoff times will be sent to registrants when the trip is confirmed.


Buckeye Trail, Wayne National Forest
127 Main Street, Shawnee, Ohio 43782 United States