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Hikers & Runners

Please help us keep our singletrack trails from becoming roads by doing the following:Hikes_Page_2

  • Walk or run single file, rather than abreast of each other. Walking or running side by side kills trailside vegetation and turns our trails into roads.
  • When yielding the trail, step toward the side, stop, and wait for the other user to pass. Continuing to run off-trail leads to trail braiding and widening.
  • When other users yield to you, stay on the trail. Don’t walk or run off-trail to get around them.
  • If you use ear phones, consider turning the volume low enough so that you can hear other trail users who are attempting to ask if they can pass you.

Group Hiking Etiquette

The Ridge to Rivers trail system is a wonderful place to hike or run by yourself or with friends.  The trails get a tremendous amount of use however, and can become quite congested at times.  If you hike with, or are organizing a group hike or run, please consider adopting the following recommendations to help minimize your impact on other riders and hikers using the trails:  

  • Hike or run in groups no larger than 10 or 12.  If you have a larger number in your group, please consider splitting your group up and either leaving at different times or using different loops.

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