Trail Etiquette

PLAN AHEAD

Check out rules and regulations for the area. Take a map and plan your trip before you go. Let someone know where you are going and when you plan to return. Prepare for all types of weather. Take plenty of water and sunscreen.

BE CONSIDERATE

Be courteous and yield to other trail users. When encountering equestrians, step to the downhill side of the trail. Avoid making sudden movements or loud noises.

STAY ON THE TRAIL

Stay on designated trails. Do not cut switchbacks.

DISPOSE OF WASTE PROPERLY

Pack it in, pack it out. Please use the restroom at the trailhead.

LEAVE WHAT YOU FIND

Leave all rocks, plants, and other natural objects undisturbed. Do not remove or damage historical structures and artifacts.

EQUESTRIANS

Use certified, weed-free hay to prevent the spread of noxious weeds and exotic plant species. Remove or scatter manure and excess hay. Stay on trails and travel in single file to minimize impact. Avoid riding horses on muddy trails. Deep holes lead to erosion.

BIKERS

Wear a helmet. Ride in the middle of the trail to prevent widening. Yield and use caution when approaching stock animals. Do not make sudden movements or loud noises, which may startle the animals. Yield to hikers, other bikers, and equestrians, and any users traveling uphill. Always be in control of your bike.

RESPECT WILDLIFE

Enjoy and observe wildlife from a distance. Never follow, approach, or feed wildlife. Keep pets on a leash and under control at all times to avoid conflicts with animals and other trail users.