Why Yellow Springs?

The community of Yellow Springs is diverse with an authentic downtown with an eclectic assortment of shops, galleries and restaurants; recreational opportunities at Glen Helen Nature Preserve, John Bryan State Park, and the Little Miami Scenic Trail; and cultural activities within the village itself and at Antioch College.

Hikes, presentations, the silent and live auctions, good meals, great friends, workshops, and much more will keep you busy, learning, and entertained during TrailFest.

We look forward to seeing you there! As information is prepared, we will post it here.

Glen Helen Video

Watch this video for an introduction to Glen Helen:

What is the best part of a TrailFest?

The people, seeing old friends, making new friends, people coming from all over to celebrate the Buckeye Trail.

What is the second best part of TrailFest?

The locations! Each year we travel to a different portion of Ohio to show off what makes the trail special in that area. Of course it is what the people of today have accomplished, but what about the people of yesterday? So much, so little time.


Join us for led and self led hikes on the Buckeye Trail
and other trails. All skill levels—easy, moderate, difficult.


Join a trail crew and help build a section of trail.
Learn from the best.


Attend the Buckeye Trail Association business meeting.
Learn how you can help.


Meet hikers and trail maintainers from around the state.
Never hike alone again!

Buckeye Trail Association