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Trail Etiquette

More and more people are using trails, including hikers, joggers, bicyclists, skaters, wheelchair users, and families with strollers. We can all enjoy the Circle Trail if we show courtesy to other users and follow a few simple guidelines:

  • Respect the land — don’t make shortcuts. Protect wildlife and vegetation.
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  • Tread lightly and leave no trace by packing out litter and avoiding trails when they are muddy.
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  • Keep to the right of the trail — save the left side for passing. Adjust your speed when approaching other users. When overtaking another trail user, announce your intentions. When in a group, allow enough room for other users and don’t block the trail.
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  • Bicyclists and skaters, keep your speed down to a reasonable pace. Approach each bend as if someone were around the corner.
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  • Know which areas are open to bicycles and always stay on approved trails. Riding and walking off-trail damages resources.
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  • Bicyclists yield to all other trail users. Hikers yield to horses.
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  • Pet owners, keep your pet on a leash.
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  • Respect adjacent private properties and stay on the trail.