Trail users have responsibilities. Knowing how to interact with others on the trail can be very beneficial to your experience. Trail etiquette helps all kinds of users share and enjoy the trail together while promoting everyone’s safety.
Being prepared and making smart choices can make all the difference on your adventure.
- Always let someone know where you plan to go and when you expect to return. Make sure they know what to do in case of an emergency. It could save you an arm.
- Carry lots of water and stay hydrated. It can be more difficult to stay hydrated in high altitudes.
- Carry a warm, waterproof jacket with you. Weather can change quickly.
- Don’t feed or harass any wildlife you may encounter.
- Everyone is to keep to the right of the trail except to pass. If you must stop, step off the trail. Do not block the trail.
- Share the trail and be aware of other users.
Hikers & Pedestrians
Hiking, running and backpacking in wilderness areas requires extra mindfulness and preparation to have a quality experience. For more information, visit www.leavenotrace.org – The Leave No Trace Seven Principles.