We're not the only people taking a nature break, so keep these things in mind while on the trail.


  1. Be friendly and courteous.
  2. Share the trail nicely. Walk on the right. Pass on the left. Warn people when you are planning to pass.
  3. Stay on the trail. Creating your own trail or cutting switchbacks creates erosion and damages habitat.
  4. Downhill traffic should yield to uphill traffic. When in doubt, give the other user the right of way.
  5. Leave no trace. Pack out your litter and any you find left by others. Practice the old Scout policy of leaving the area cleaner than you found it
  6. We're the visitors in our little buddies' forest home. Don't disturb the animals, even the ones you don't find personally appealing - spiders, snakes, skunks, and so on. Ticks are fair game, though.