Camping in Madison County, Ohio

Trail Sentinel Program

Help your community by signing up for the Trail Sentinel Program!
Trail Sentinel Program
The idea of the Trail Sentinel Program is for trained volunteers to ride the trail
and be the eyes and ears for the local law enforcement agencies.


Check out these links for more information!

Objectives of the program

Procedure handbook & manual

Changes to the Ohio Revised Code's Bicycle Laws
Effective September 21, 2006

Trail Safety and Courtesy Guidelines

Equestrian Safety and Courtesy Guidelines
Documentation provided by Mike Hathaway, President
Ohio Horseman's Council – Madison County Chapter


Be the eyes and ears of you local law enforcement agency and become a Trail Sentinel

Interested in the program?

Click here for a registration form, or contact us

Click here to view our photo gallery that documents the development of the program, along with ongoing activities.


During our Annual Meeting on January 18, 2017, the Trail Sentinels received letters of appreciation for
their many hours of advocacy along the trail. From left are, Commissioner David Dhume, Gene Pass,
Jerry Miller, Mike Michael, Jim Price, Harry Huffman, John Allison and Commissioner David Hunter.




Top Ten Volunteers (6 weeks)

Related press releases:

01-25-17
Madison Press article: Trail Sentinels receive letters of appreciation

01-28-16
Madison Press article: Trail Sentinels recognized for service

04-05-15
Madison Messenger article: Train to be a trail sentinel

04-04-15
Madison Press article: Park officials seeking volunteers

03-31-15
We are looking for volunteers for our Trail Sentinel Program. Mark your calendar for a training class scheduled for Wednesday, April 29, 2015.

02-15-15
Madison Messenger article: Volunteer trail sentinels thanked

01-25-14
Madison Press article: Trail sentinels recognized

01-29-13
Madison Press article: Volunteers recognized

01-24-12
Madison Messenger article: FMCPT honors volunteers for work on the trail

05-03-11
Madison Messenger article: Become a trail sentinel

04-23-11
Madison Press article: Park District Seeking Trail Sentinels

01-26-10
Madison Messenger article: Trail Sentinel award recipients

02-03-09
Madison Press article: 12 volunteers recognized for 637.5 hours of service

02-05-08
Sign up now to participate in the Trail Sentinel Program! Dates have been selected for this year's training. Click here for more information.

02-07-07
Sign up now to become a member of the Trail Sentinel Program! Dates have been selected for this year's training. Click here for more information.

01-29-07
Madison County Commissioners recognize Trail Sentinels during 2007 Annual Membership Meeting. Click here for more information.

09-01-06
Changes to the Ohio Revised Code's Bicycle Laws - Effective September 21, 2006. Click here to view changes.

01-23-06
Madison Messenger Community Calendar: "CPR classes". Click here to view article.
(of interest to future Trail Sentinels)

12-06-05
A Trail Sentinel Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, December 14, 2005. Click here for more information.

11-22-05
Madison Press article: "Volunteers are sought for GOBA event". Click here to view article. (Includes a Trail Sentinel update.)

11-22-05
Madison Messenger article: "Wal-mart donates $2000". Click here to view article.

08-12-05
Madison Press article: "Wal-Mart donates funds to bike trail". Click here to view article.

08-08-05
Madison Messenger article: "Trail sentinel program kickoff set for Aug. 13". Click here to view article.

07-31-05
RSVP Summer Newsletter features our Trail Sentinel Program. The Friends of Madison County Parks and Trails are sponsoring a kick off meeting on Saturday, August 13 at 10:00am at the Prairie Grass Trailhead Shelter located behind the Madison County Senior Center. Click here for more information.

07-05-05
Madison Press article: "Raised safety focus required". Click here to view article.

06-15-05
Madison Press article: "Horses may be welcome on trail, ATV's are not". Click here to view article.

06-07-05
Madison Press letter to the editor: "Help report violations". Click here to view article.

05-20-05
Madison Press article: "Equestrians will be allowed on the trail". Click here to view article.

05-02-05
Madison Messenger Community Calendar: "CPR Classes". Click here to view article.

01-24-05
Madison Press article: "FMCPT hopes to establish Trail Sentinel program". Click here to view article.

12-27-04
Madison Messenger article: "United Way grants $1000 for new bike trail sentinel program". Click here to view article.

04-13-04
Click here for information regarding horseback riding on multi use trails.

04-10-98
Madison Press article: "Think while you're out on the road". Click here to view article.
(With the arrival of Spring, this letter to the editor written seven years ago by FMCPT member Rodger Lynch outlines critical safety guidelines for bicyclists and motorists.)




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