Rules

Trail users are expected to follow these rules, which will help to make everyone’s experience enjoyable:

The Montour Trail Safety and Etiquette Guide is available at trailheads and access areas.

The Montour Trail Safety and Etiquette Guide is available at trailheads and access areas.

  • No motorized vehicles, in accordance with the MTC’s mode of transport policy. The only exceptions are approved powered mobility devices and e-bikes, emergency and police vehicles, and Trail maintenance equipment.
  • E-bikes must comply with policy restrictions.
    • Power rating less than 750 watts
    • Weight under 100 pounds
    • Top speed 15 mph
  • Keep right, except to pass.
  • Warn before passing.
  • Stay on the Trail.
  • Trail open daily, dawn to dusk.
  • Camp only in designated areas.
  • Leash your pet.
  • No hunting.
  • No outside signage (such as political banners, advertising ) permitted, according to MTC policy. This includes pamphlets in the Trail’s designated literature boxes.
  • No horses, except in Cecil Township between Hendersonville (Morganza Road) and Venice (Rt. 980). Horses must stay off the improved limestone surface where possible and the rider must clean up after his/her mount. See details below.

Our Trail Safety and Etiquette suggestions explain how to make your outing on the Trail a pleasant experience for everyone.

Note that planned events must comply with the MTC’s Event Policy.

For Trail Users with Horses

  • Ride at your own risk.
  • Ride only on designated approved bridle trails.
  • Horses are not permitted on the improved surface. Ride on the grassy shoulder wherever possible.
  • Ride in single file and keep speed at a walk/trot only.
  • Dismount and lead your horse over bridges and through tunnels.
  • Curb your horse when possible. Clean up manure left on the path by pushing it to the side of the Trail.
  • In case of emergency, call 911.

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