Trails

Perkiomen Trail

Experience the Trails


Montgomery County offers its residents and visitors a premier trail system. The Montgomery County Division of Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites is responsible for constructing and maintaining all county trails. We currently have almost 60 miles of regional county trails connecting greenways, waterways, and heritage corridors within Montgomery County and are planning to construct additional trail miles.

We diligently enhance, promote, and protect these valuable natural assets. We strive to provide trail visitors with an exceptional experience while they traverse through Montgomery County on foot, bicycle, or even horseback. View a map of the trails and plan your next adventure.

ALL COUNTY PARKS, TRAILS & HISTORIC SITES ARE NOW SMOKE FREE.  NO SMOKING (INCLUDING VAPORIZERS) OF ANY KIND IS ALLOWED.


Looking to Hold an Event?


Montgomery County understands there may be times when organizations would like to use our trails for formal activities and events, such as walks and rides. Any organization that would like to use our trails for an organized event must first contact the park nearest to where the event will begin. All events must be registered and organizers will need to complete a Special Use Permit Application. Applications are due a minimum of 90 days prior to your event date for approval. The county assesses fees for Special Use permits.

Event organizers are required to comply with all rules and regulations set forth by the county. Trails should be left in as good or better condition after the event, and all trash and signs should be removed. Please note that no events will be scheduled that preclude regular visitation to the trail or require closure of the trail or park to the general public, and no races will be permitted. Organizations looking to use a trail for fundraising must be a registered nonprofit organizations or be able to provide information that all proceeds will be donated to a nonprofit organization or agency.

Chester Valley Trail Phase II Notice


The entire Phase II Project Area is an active construction zone and closed to all public access. Chester Valley Trail info

MASKING


Montgomery County's Office of Public Health recommends wearing a mask outdoors, regardless of vaccination status during high level of COVID-19 community transmission. Specifically, this means wearing a mask when outdoors if you cannot stay at least 6 feet apart from people who do not live in your household.

Whether indoors or outdoors, masking is not recommended when actively participating in sports practice, activity, or events. This includes actively participating in high intensity aerobic or anaerobic activities in well-ventilated locations and where people are able to stay at least 6 feet apart. Masking is recommended when people are not actively participating in the sports practice, activity, or events, or high intensity activities.

For the latest updates, visit https://www.montcopa.org/COVID-19Guidance.

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Additional Resources


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