Between Mt Jewett and Lantz Corners only.
please note: THE KNOX & KANE RAIL TRAIL FROM mT jEWETT to lantz corners (US Route 219) IS CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION. HANDICAP USERS SHOULD NOT ATTEMPT TO USE THIS SECTION OF TRAIL at this time (walkers & bicyclists can use the trail now). ONCE THE TRAIL construction is completed, IT will be OPEN FOR THESE TYPES OF USERS:
Pedestrians/hikers, handi-cap persons with or without motorized mobility aids (not to exceed a 36-inch maximum width and maximum speed of 10 mph), joggers/runners, equestrians and also skiers, snowshoers and snowmobilers (max speed limit - 25 mph) during snowy times of the year. No vehicles or ATVs/UTVs allowed on the Knox & Kane Rail Trail unless pre-authorized or in emergency situations. Trail users should obey all signs posted on the trail (click HERE to see signs).
Trail ETIQUETTE & Safety Tips
Use common sense, courtesy, and caution.
Do not litter. (Pack it in, carry it out!)
Equestrians must ride off to the side of the groomed bike path. Or on the horse path through the woods when directed by signs.
It is the responsibility of equestrians to make sure your horse is conditioned for meeting people, bicycles, dogs & wildlife on the trail. (Learn how to prepare your horse for trail encounters - read this article from theHORSE). If your horse is not ready to encounter these trail users, please don’t ride on the trail until your horse is desensitized (for the safety of everyone - including yourself).
Keep your pet or pack or saddle animal under control. Dogs should be leashed. REMOVE ALL PET WASTE.
See Pennsylvania’s Dog Law Click Here (also see NOTE below for “Property Use Guidelines”)
Bicyclists and equestrians should wear a helmet.
Hikers and bikers yield to horses.
Keep to the right, pass on the left. (See IBF's User Safety Article)
Give an audible signal when passing other trail users, especially equestrians. Stopping and making verbal contact with horse and rider is important. To learn more about sharing the trail with horses, check out this article by American Trails.
Check your bike, skis and gear for any issues before embarking on the trail.
Carry a map, always know where you are.
While taking a break, move to the side of the trail or use rest areas.
During hunting season use extra caution - check the Pennsylvania Game Commission's website for dates of hunting seasons, and always wear florescent orange when accessing the trail during these times of the year.
Report downed trees or branches on the trail. Remove debris if you are able.
Check your snowmobiles, skis, snowshoes and gear for any issues before venturing out.
Snowmobilers yield to hikers, skiers and equestrians.
(See American Trails article winter users on the trail)
Snowmobilers wear helmets.
Limit riding hours from 8AM to 10 PM.
Obey speed limits (max 25mph), use lights at night.
Snowmobile license, registration & insurance laws - see PA regulations.
NOTE: THE KNOX & KANE CORRIDOR IS OWNED BY HEADWATERS CHARITABLE TRUST. PLEASE REFER TO THEIR PROPERTY USE GUIDELINES REGARDING RULES FOR USING THE RAIL TRAIL. PROPERTY USE GUIDELINES. SHOULD YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, YOU CAN CONTACT HCT AT (814) 236-4333 OR EMAIL AT email@example.com.
what if you encounter bears or a rattler on the trail?
Promoting responsible recreation through stewardship, education & communication. - treadlightly!