Etiquette and Rules for Trail Safety

On the Trail

  • Be courteous to other trail users.
  • Stay to the right; pass on the left.
  • Pedestrians have the right-of-way.
  • Pedestrians and cyclists traveling two-abreast must yield to on-coming and overtaking traffic.
  • When overtaking, give courteous but audible, advance warning using voice or bell.
  • Bicyclists should ride at speeds that are safe for current conditions: generally 10-15 miles per hour.
  • Horses should be kept on the grass shoulder, where possible.
  • With the exception of motorized wheelchairs, motorized vehicles are not allowed on the trail

Stay Safe

  • Bicyclists should wear a helmet; helmet use is required by state law for those under age 16.
  • Carry a mobile phone; don’t wear earphones.
  • Wear reflective material; carry a whistle or noisemaker.
  • Stay alert, be observant of your surroundings.
  • Tell friends or family the route you'll be taking; travel with a partner, when possible.
  • When stopping along the trail, move off the pavement to avoid blocking the path for other users.
  • Pets must be kept on a short leash and owners must clean up pet waste.
  • When on roadways, remember to ride with traffic, but walk and run against traffic.

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