Trail Rules and Etiquette

Rules and Etiquette

  • Be Safe, Be Kind, Be Respectful.
  • Stay on the trails. Do not enter private property or cross through the yards of homes along the trail.
  • Obey the rules of adjoining nature preserves. Many of these do not allow bicycles or pets.
  • Keep to the right, pass on the left. Ring a bell or call out “on your left” prior to passing. Please be aware of others using the trail and minimize use of phones.
  • Yield to slower trail users. If you have stopped, please move just off of the trail.
  • Stop for cross traffic.
  • Obey traffic signals and signage.
  • No motorized equipment except official and emergency vehicles and motorized wheelchairs.
  • No snowmobiles.
  • If you bring it to the trails, take it when you leave. Never, ever litter.
  • No horses.
  • Dog Owners: Please keep your pet on a short leash, pick up and discard waste in a trash receptacle. If a receptacle is not available, please carry it home.
  • Always leave the trail better than you found it. Thank you!


Bicyclists passing jogger on left
Passing on left correctly, safely, and respectfully.
Car parked illegally on trail
This is a trail, not a parking space.

Safety First!

Child using cross-walk button for signal.Please remember to obey the laws of the city, county and state as you travel to and from our trail system. Thanks!


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