Trail Safety Tips


The following trail safety tips can help you have a safe, enjoyable experience on Montgomery Parks’ trails.

 Your safety is our concern. Program the Park Police Emergency number 301-949-3010 into your cell phone before you leave. Enjoy your visit!

Trail Safety Tips

  • Always let someone know where you are going or travel with a friend.
  • Wear reflective material.
  • Don’t leave valuable items in plain view inside of your car, carry only what you need.
  • Trust your instincts. Don’t walk where you feel uncomfortable.
  • Park in well-lit, heavily traveled areas if possible.
  • Ride and walk on the right. Pass on the left.
  • Use a bell or loud voice when announce passing.
  • No more than two walkers or riders abreast on the trail.
  • Riders yield to pedestrians.
  • Earbuds in both ears are discouraged so you can hear any warnings.
  • Be aware of your surroundings at all times.
  • Carry a fully-charged cellphone.
  • Carry identification.
  • Wear visible clothing.
  • Ride with a light at dusk or dark.
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Last Updated: May 31, 2019