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Shared Trails

Sharing Our Trails:  A Guide to Trail Etiquette

In many parts of the country, trails are open to and shared by equestrians, runners and hikers. Trail sharing or multi-use trails can and does work when people respect each other and work cooperatively to keep each other safe.

Common Courtesy:

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Respect all trail restrictions and use only trails open to your mode of transportation.
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Be considerate of others on the road or trail.
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When traveling on shared-use trails, continually watch for other types of recreationists.
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Slow down when sight lines are poor.
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Keep speeds low around other recreationists.
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Keep noise and dust down.
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Listening to headphones or ear buds can make it difficult to hear and communicate with other recreationists
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Keep pets under control. Dogs are to be leashed.
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Be familiar with local rules.

Guidelines For Recreationists When Encountering Horses On The Trail:

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Runners and hikers yield to horses
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Hikers, bird watchers, and trail runners should always stop and step to the side of the trail when they meet horses on the trail.
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Step to the downhill side of the trail.
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Speak to the rider and horse in a friendly, relaxed tone.
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Keep pets under control.

Guidelines For Equestrians on shared trails:

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Be sure you can control your horse and it has been exposed to other trail recreational uses before riding on shared-use trails.
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Be alert and aware of the presence of other trail enthusiasts.
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At trailheads or staging areas, park vehicles and secure horses in a manner that provides a safe distance between the horses and passing traffic.
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Be prepared to let other trail enthusiasts know what needs to be done to keep you, the horse and other trail enthusiasts safe when you meet on the trail.
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Less experienced horses and riders should ride behind more “trail-wise” horses and riders.
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If you are “ponying” a horse, go slow and never take a loose horse on the trail.

Source:  http://www.treadlightly.org/files/page_text/TrailShareTips_sm.pdf

 
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