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Your donations today are

“…leaving a path for generations to follow.”

Projects to Be Funded

What does my contribution do?

No matter the size of your gift, please know that you are supporting our mission to build, maintain and protect the corridor known as the Benton MacKaye Trail!

Each year we spend thousands of dollars on the purchase of tools, protective gear and materials as well as for training and many other trail related projects.

*Consider what your gift can do.

  • $50 will provide a hard hat with face and ear protectors, swing blade or a spool of weed cutter line.
  • $60 buys a lopper or fire rake.
  • $90 equips one of our trail maintainers with a McLeod rake.
  • $200 provides our certified chainsaw operators with a 16” chainsaw.
  • $500 will allow us to build several foot bridges and numerous steps.

Thank you for your generous donation!

*The items listed are for illustration purposes only. Your gift is not restricted to the above-mentioned items. It may be combined with other gifts to fund the purchase of tools, personal safety devices, materials and training. Funds received in excess of BMTA’s annual budget in this area may be used for larger projects such as bridge building, parking lot construction, building trail head kiosks, etc.

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Projects Past and Present

Here are some of our completed projects as well as some that need funding now. All projects are intended to protect and preserve the trail and to provide increased enjoyment for hikers.

If you are interested in funding part or all of any of these projects, please contact,  President, Benton MacKaye Trail Association.

Project  Cost
Completed Projects
Big Stamp Parking  $   3,500
Brushcutters  $      700
Craddock Center Steps  $      250
Trauma Kits & First Aid Kits  $   2,290
 $  6,740
2021 Projects
25″ Chainsaw  $   1,230
Assorted Tools — Large Silky Saws, Brushcutter and Hammer Drill  $   2,000
2 Kiosks in Tennessee / 1 in Georgia  $   2,500
Footbridge Renovation – Section 2a  $   1,000
Thunder Rock Steps  $   1,100
Thunder Rock Bridge Replacement  $   4,600
FBF Kiosk
Trail maintenance

Gift by Check

To make a gift by check, complete a donation form and mail to:

Benton MacKaye Trail Association
PO Box 6
Cherry Log, GA 30522

Please put “Donation” in the memo line of the check.

The Benton MacKaye Trail Association is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and donations are deductible to the degree permitted by law.