The objective and responsibility of the RCATV Trail Patrol Program is to train and support a team of volunteers who can act in the interest of follow riders, the RCATV, OFATV and the landowner. It is our goal to achieve a safe and effective means to warden our trails, consistently and respectfully. This program has been put in place to address trail and rider safety; to provide a positive presence on the trail; and to ensure that riders using designated RCATV or OFATV trails have obtained and affixed a valid Trail Pass to their all-terrain vehicle.

Role of the Trail Patrol?

The Trail Patrol team comprises of volunteer trail warden’s from amongst RCATV members. Warden candidates go through a formal selection process, abide by a Code of Conduct and Confidentiality Agreement, are trained in partnership with law enforcement. The role of the trail wardens includes:

  • provide positive presence on the trails
  • sell trail passes on the trails
  • enforce the Trespass to Property Act where required
  • act as public relations officers and ambassadors
  • NOT police officers on the trail
Safety Stop

Why do we do SAFETY stops?

  • Keep our riders safe
  • Educate riders
  • Reduced risk of rider safety infractions with OPP
  • Increases permit sales by creating relationships with riders
  • Compliance with our landowners
  • Reduces the risk of trail closures
  • Addresses issues in high-visibility or problematic areas

Why do we do PERMIT stops?

  • Is run in conjunction with SAFETY stops where trail permits are part of the landowner Land Use Agreement or by-law
  • Educate riders about permits and safety
  • Enforces the permit requirement
  • Reduces the risk of trail closures due to trespassing
  • Addresses issues in high-visibility or problematic areas

Trail Warden Resources