Trail Etiquette

Trail Etiquette

Trail Etiquette

  • Travel on the right. Pass on the left. Never block the trail. All trail users must keep to the right except when passing or turning left. Pedestrians: move to the right when someone is passing. Move off the path when stopping.

  • Maintain safe speeds and travel in a consistent and predictable manner.

  • Yield to pedestrians. Cyclists and in-line skaters must yield to pedestrians. Pedestrians always have the right-of-way.

  • Give audible warning before passing. Cyclists: sound your bell or call out a warning when approaching others, then pass safely on the left. Skaters: follow travel rules as per bicyclists. Do not perform trick-skating maneuvers on heavily used trails.

  • Pets must be on leash, not to exceed six feet. Clean up after your pet

  • Yield when entering and crossing trail. Obey all traffic signals and stop signs.

  • Group users allow ample room for others to pass.

  • Always look ahead and behind before passing.

  • Use designated path.

  • Where designated, cyclists and skaters must ride on the specified path. Don't ride on a marked pedestrian path. Look both ways at crossings. Cyclists: yield to through traffic at intersections; pedestrians have the right-of-way. Pedestrians: exercise caution.

  • Stay on the trail. Ride only on designated paths to protect parks, natural areas and yourself. Riding off a designated trail is dangerous and prohibited in City parks.

  • Helmets required for bicyclists under age 16. Recommended for all bicyclists and skaters.

  • No motorized vehicles, motorcycles or pocket bikes. Electric wheelchairs allowed.