Keystone Trails Association

MISSIONTo provide, preserve, protect and promote recreational hiking trails and hiking opportunities in Pennsylvania.

Established in 1956, the Keystone Trails Association has been working to protect and promote Pennsylvania’s hiking trails for over 50 years. Over time, the Keystone Trails Association has continued to grow and expand its advocacy efforts and trail programs. Today, the Keystone Trails Association has firmly established itself as a force and voice for hikers throughout the commonwealth.

 In the beginning, the Keystone Trails Association was formed as a coalition of local trail clubs that maintained the Appalachian Trail in Pennsylvania. The local trail clubs wanted to cooperate on projects like publishing an Appalachian Trail guide to Pennsylvania and building a series of shelters along the trail. Early efforts included the publication of Pennsylvania Hiking Trails - now in its 13th edition - and launching a hiking awards program.

Contact Keystone Trails Association

101 N. Front St.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania  17101
Phone: (717) 238-7017


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Pennsylvania

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