Trail Etiquette

 

PLEASE NOTE: ATV’S, dirt bikes or motorcycles are not allowed on the trails.

All users of the Trail:

Show courtesy to other trail users at all times. Use the right side of the trail except when otherwise designated. Always pass on the left. Alert the person you are passing “on your left.”

Bicyclists:

Yield to pedestrians. Give audible warning when passing. Ride at a safe speed. Slow down and form a single file in congested conditions, reduced visibility, and other hazardous conditions.

Pedestrians:

Stay to the right side of the trail except when otherwise designated. Watch for other trail users. Be especially alert when running. Listen for audible signals and allow faster trail users to pass safely.

Who yields the trail?

Before passing another trail user, be courteous and make your approach known well in advance. A friendly greeting, “Hello, passing on your left,” or ringing a bell is considerate and works well. All trail users (bicyclists, walkers or others) yield to equestrians. Stop and wait for the horse rider to indicate it’s okay to continue. Bicyclists yield to walkers. “Wheels Yield to Heels.”

General

  • A mountain bike is suggested for unimproved sections of trail, while a hybrid is suitable for resurfaced sections.
  • The trail is open dawn to dusk, closed at sunset. Advance written permission is required to be on or along the trail after dark.
  • The trail is approximately 80 feet wide: please stay on the trail respecting adjoining private property. Don’t create new trails.
  • Please carry out any trash and pick up after pets. Leave no Trace.
  • There are port-a-lavs at the Forest City and Union Dale trailheads from May through November.

For a detailed list of equestrian trail use concerns, call the office at 570-679-9300.