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Are horses permitted on the Montour Trail?
Horses are permitted on the shoulders of the trail in Cecil between Morganza Road and the crossing of Route 980 and Route 50. Equestrians are requested to clean up after their horses and walk them through the tunnel.
I want to plan a group event on the trail. Is there anything I need to do?
See our policy on trail events.
How can I get involved with the Trail?
There are lots of ways! Start by signing up for our FaceBook Group to find out what's going on. Join the Montour Trail Association to receive our newsletter and help build the trail. Then find a Friends Group or volunteer.
I sent a request for information a week ago. Why haven't I heard anything?
We are an all-volunteer organization. Those answering the phone or emails generally have full time jobs and do not have back-ups for when they are on vacation, out of town, ill, or just plain swamped with other commitments. We'll do our best to respond as quickly as we can, but ask for your understanding if you catch us at a busy time. Sometimes you can get a faster response to some types of questions from the FaceBook group.
Serious Ride Planning
What is the Great Allegheny Passage?
The Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) rail-trail offers 135 miles of hiking and biking between Cumberland, Maryland, and Pittsburgh. In Cumberland, the GAP joins the C&O Canal Towpath, creating a continuous trail experience, 320 miles long, to Washington, DC.
How can I find out more about planning a trip on the GAP?
The GAP website has plenty of information about accommodations and more. For the Montour Trail section of your ride, you can use our campsites. And see our interactive map for more support.
Are there any other lodging opportunities not listed on the ATA web site? There seem to be very few options listed for the eastern half of the Montour Trail.
There are no hotels in Clairton, Glassport, or McKeesport. Your other options are a very nice but somewhat pricey Bed and Breakfast in Jefferson Hills Borough, a less expensive motel on Route 51 in Jefferson Hills that involves a two mile ride down fairly busy four lane Route 51 that has no shoulders, or you ride to a bed and breakfast in Boston on the outskirts of McKeesport, which is probably a 30 to 45 minute bike ride partially on roads from milepost 46 at the end of the Montour Trail.
Are there hotels near the trail that provide free airport limousine service?