There are many ways to join in the work of the KHTA. Participation in 2nd Saturday trail work is possibly the most immediately gratifying. Meeting other hiker-trail builders is part of the fun. Experienced hikers may want to take on the responsibility for monitoring a section of the KHT, THROUGH THE ADOPT-A-TRAIL PROGRAM [LINK]. To find out more about how the KHTA works, attendance at KHTA Board meetings is encouraged. Several Board positions are open. TO GET BOARD MEETING TIME AND LOCATION: Contact Us. THE KHTA ALSO SPONSORS HIKING EVENTS.
MONTHLY 2ND SATURDAY KHT WORKDAYS
The Knobstone Hiking Trail is a work in progress. Miles still need to be acquired, and many more need to be built and maintained. Volunteers of the KHTA are needed to accomplish this. You can join in this rewarding work by helping on a KHTA monthly 2nd Saturday work crew (February—November). Membership is not required. Crews are led by experienced trail builders. TO SEE WHAT IT’S LIKE:
HOW TO VOLUNTEER? No experience needed; there is a job for every different experience, strength, and skill level. Tools are provided, and training is on the job. Many hikers find they have learned by years of hiking what a good trail should look like. Most new recruits return–working on this legendary trail is so rewarding, and trail workers seem to be an especially fine and friendly bunch to work with. TO GET ON THE LIST, GO TO:
Bring: lunch and water. Tick spray is provided March—October.
Clothes: long pants and long-sleeved shirts in all weather, gloves if you like to wear them.
Winter weather—icy roads–will cause event closings. They will be posted on
KHTA ANNUAL MEETING
Once a year KHTA members meet to learn about the latest developments in completing the 150-Mile Knobstone Hiking Trail. At the first meeting in 2014, the speaker was Jerry Pagac, the designer of the original Knobstone Trail. In 2015, Joe Payne, the builder who completed the original KT in 1981, was the speaker (photo right; both are now KHTA Board members). FOR THE NEXT PROGRAM, GO TO THE ANNUAL MEETING page.