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Etiquette / Trail User’s Code
- Stay on the trail. Hike only along marked routes. Do not take shortcuts.
- Walk with a friend. Let family and friends know your hiking plans.
- Keep to the right when passed by other trail users.
- Keep dogs on a leash, especially on or near farmland.
- Daytime use only.
- Leave the flowers and plants for others to enjoy.
- Respect the privacy of people living along the trail.
- Do not climb fences or open gates.
- Leave the trail cleaner than you found it. Carry out all litter.
- Leave only your footprints and take only photographs.
- No motorized vehicles.
- No camping or fires.
- Remember: You use the trail at your own risk.
When Riding Your Bike
- Share multi-use paths with consideration for pedestrians and other cyclists.
- Yield to pedestrians.
- Ring your bell or call out to let others know you’re passing from behind, around that turn, or up/down that hill. Downhill riders should yield to uphill riders, unless the trail is clearly signed as one-way or downhill-only. Pass other riders safely and courteously.
- Ride on open trails only. Do not trespass on private property.
- Stay on marked trails and don’t cut new ones. When conditions are wet, soft or muddy, choose other trails or routes to avoid damaging the trail base.
- Wear a helmet and use lights at night.
- Control your bicycle. Pay attention and control your speed.
- Never scare animals. Deer and horses, when spooked, may bolt and cause a collision with you or others around you. And, don’t surprise a skunk… ever.