Using the trails in Linn County can be a positive experience for all users.  However, if trail users don’t follow trail safety and courtesy guidelines the results can be dangerous, result in injury, or can result in a negative image and experience of and on the trails. Watch the video to learn more about how you can contribute to a positive trail experience for all users.

Here are some general safety guidelines and rules of courtesy:

  • Biker and skaters should always wear a helmet
  • Carry plenty of fluids.  Drink frequently
  • Keep to the right and do not weave
  • Always pass on the left
  • Signal when passing.  For example, in a loud voice say, “On your left”
  • Obey all traffic signals
  • Be alert to trail hazards such as loose gravel, holes and branches
  • Do not block the trail anytime
  • When wearing headphones, keep the volume low and be extra cautious
  • Adapt your speed to trail and traffic conditions
  • Keep track of where you are
  • Carr identification and contact information
  • Carry a cell phone to report emergencies
  • Bicycles should have front and rear lights at dusk or later
  • Walkers should carry a lit flashlight at dusk or later
  • Please report suspicious activities and material to authorities
  • Do not litter
  • Dogs must be on a leash (6 foot maximum)