People walking dogs on bridge

Responsible Multi-Use Trail Rules 

Safe multi-use trails requires everyone's cooperation. Each trail user is asked to exercise common courtesy. BICYCLES YIELD to horses and hikers. HIKERS YIELD to horses. Stay to the right of the trail except when passing. NO MOTORIZED VEHICLES are permitted on multi-use trails, wheelchairs excepted.

Violations of any of the following may result in citation.

All Trail Users:

  • Be safe, considerate and aware of your impact on the trail and other trail users.
  • For everyone's safety, keep to the right. Proceed single file around blind curves.
  • For your safety, headphones are not advised.
  • Safety helmets are required by law for bicyclists under age 18, and are strongly recommended for all bicyclists and equestrians.
  • Dogs must be on leash where posted, and under full verbal control elsewhere. Please clean up after your dog.

Bicycles: 

  • Bicycles are not permitted, either walked, ridden or carried, on trails marked "No Bicycles."
  • Bicycles shall not be ridden at an unsafe speed, or greater than the posted speed limit. Be aware of how you are perceived by other trail users.
  • Bells are required on bicycles on Park District trails.
  • Bicycles always yield to pedestrians. Before passing, SLOW DOWN, ring bell and establish verbal contact.
  • When approaching equestrians, call out, ring bell and STOP, whether you are seen or not. Ask for instructions on how to pass safely.
  • On blind turns, SLOW DOWN, call out, ring bell and ride single file.

Pedestrians: 

  • Keep to the right when approached by others.
  • Always yield to equestrians.
  • Look behind and to both sides before changing course.

Equestrians: 

  • Keep your horse to the right or where safe when encountering other trail users.
  • Communicate. Let other trail users know how to pass your horse safely.
  • Please clean up after your horse on paved trails.

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