In general, the Montour Trail Council develops policy to help ensure that all users have a safe and positive experience. These policies also protect and enhance this shared resource for present and future users.
E-bikes and Other Powered Devices Policy
The Montour Trail prohibits motorized vehicle use. This policy details permissible modes of transportation — such as e-bikes, wheelchairs, and maintenance vehicles. It also recognizes that some users have special needs.
Policy for Trail Users with Horses
What information do we collect?
How is the information protected?
Montour Trail Council regards Information as confidential and never conveys it to third parties. We will not sell or otherwise provide mailing lists to outside individuals. The data stored in our membership database is password-protected. Only MTC administrative personnel can access that information.
How is the information used?
The Council might use contact information to communicate with you periodically concerning trail news and events. Such contact may be via postal mail, email, or (rarely) telephone. Other information contributes solely to planning events, ensuring safety, etc.
You may opt-out of such communications by sending an email to MTCoffice@montourtrail.org, or clicking the opt-out link in a bulk email from us.
Winter Maintenance Policy
Montour Trail volunteers do not perform snow and ice removal during winter months, since this practice can damage the limestone trail surface. Policy states that winter Trail users may encounter slick surfaces and, consequently, should exercise caution, especially on bridges, in tunnels, and at low-lying areas.
The sign policy protects and enhances the viewscape of the Montour Trail. It preserves the limited space in MTC Trail-side literature boxes for important Trail-related communications with Trail users. Except in a few limited cases, we prohibit non-Montour Trail signs — including political signs and advertisements — and will remove them. In a few cases, there are kiosks at trailheads and parking areas for public-interest postings.
Safety & Etiquette Recommendations
Our camping sites allow people thru-traveling the Montour Trail to spend the night trail-side.