Because the River Mountains Loop Trail has become “found” and is popular for special group events we have had to develop a permitting process to handle events.
There are four permitting entities which have different requirements. Below is a permit matrix which will get you started. We want everyone to enjoy the trail and we wish to prevent conflicts with multiple events planned for the same day and same segments/portions of the trail.
Also we can not have everyone applying their own version of trail markings on the trail so rules and guidelines are now in place. And one of the main reasons for permits is to not over permit the use of the trail such that the average Joe & Jane can go out on a Sunday trail ride with family and enjoy it.
The River Mountains Loop Trail is already home to several large Marathon and Triathlon events on an annual basis. The lead times listed in the matrix could be much longer if you require a specific date so we recommend you start early and contact all entities involved.
In order to best read the permit matrix click on the thumbnail images below: