Etiquette & Safety

Trail Etiquette & Safety Guidelines:

All Users:
  • STAY ALERT - Remove headphones and be aware of   surroundings at all times.
  • Be Courteous - The trails is for all users.  Share the trail, and respect other users regardless of sport, speed, or skill level.
  • Stay to the right at all times, expect when passing.
  • When passing, make sure to look behind you, ring a bell or give a loud audible warning, Ring bell or call out "Passing on Your Left" when passing.
  • Pass ONLY to the left and give at 2 foot clearance when passing.
  • Do NOT block the trail by going 3 or 4 abreast.
  • When stopping move off the trail.  Be aware of others approaching you from behind and make sure they know you're pulling over.
  • Yield to others when entering the trail and at crosswalks.  When in doubt yield to others.
  • STOP at stop signs, they indicate dangerous cross car traffic.
  • When exiting the trail, stop, look and listen for motor vehicle traffic.
  • Do not let your children ramble freely across the trail.
  • Stay immediately behind or to the left of your children.
  • Wear proper attire and safety gear for your recreational activity, including reflective gear, hat, sun block, helmet, pads, etc.
  • Do not leave glass, paper, cans, plastic, or any other  debris on or near the trail.  Dispose of trash in proper containers.
  • Respect private property and the privacy of people living along the trail.
Bikers and Bladers:
  • Travel at a safe and controlled speed. The Trail is not an appropriate place for high speed racing. 
  • Control your bike and be ready to stop.
  • Remember: Wheels yield to heels.
  • Adjust your speed to trail congestion and surface conditions.
  • Be predictable - Travel in a consistent and predictable manner.
  • Warn with a loud bell, whistle, or voice well BEFORE overtaking someone.
  • Travel in single file, especially during busy times.
  • Be sure child bikers are skilled enough to control the bike and maneuver as needed in order to stay safe.
Pet Owners:
  • Keep your pet on a very short leash and under control.
  • Treat your pet as you would a child.
  • Clean up after pet and dispose of waste in proper trash receptacles.
Hikers & Walkers:
  • Do NOT READ while on the trail. Stay alert.
  • If warned before being passed, call out, "Thanks for the warning!"
  • If NOT warned before being passed, politely call out, "Please warn before passing!"
  • Protect our environment - Stay on the trail and don't create short cuts or new paths.