Trail Etiquette

Trail Etiquette

Trail Guidance for All

  • In an emergency, dial 911
  • You are responsible for your own safety at all times.
  • No motorized vehicles, aside from electric assisted bikes and wheelchairs.
  • Share the trail and respect other users.
  • Respect private property and stay on the trail.
  • Use caution at all intersections.
  • Maintain passing room on your left.
  • Continually watch for other trail users.
  • Keep speeds low when overcoming other trail users.
  • Slow down when sightlines are poor.
  • Clean up after your pets.
  • Keep pets under control.

Yielding Guidance

  • Yield the right of way to those passing you from behind.
  • Bicyclist yield to runners, hikers and horses.
  • Walkers and runners yield to horses.
  • Horses yield to passing trail users.

Pedestrian Guidance

  • Pedestrians and runners should always stop and step to the side of the trail when they meet horses on the trail. Ask for guidance if necessary.
  • Maintain passing room to the left of your party.

Bicyclists Guidance

  • Always maintain passing room to the left
  • Use caution at all intersections.
  • Pull to the side of the trail far enough for horses to pass safely as soon as you see them. If terrain isn’t level, move to the downhill side of the trail if possible.
  • When approaching horses from behind, stop, call ahead and make yourself known to the rider.
  • Ask them if it is OK to pass and the best way to do so.
  • Horse riders may pull to the side of the trail if they hear a bicycle approaching but this does not necessarily mean it is safe for you to ride by. Stop and wait for instructions.

Equestrian Guidance

  • Be sure you can control your horse within a shared use environment.
  • Be alert and aware of the presence of other trail users. If possible, pull to the side of the trail when you hear bicyclists and other trail users approaching from behind.
  • Be prepared to let other trail users know what needs to be done to keep you, the horse and others safe when meeting on the trail.
  • Less experienced riders should ride behind more experienced riders.
  • If you are ponying a horse, go slow and never take a loose horse on the trail.
  • The Trail is not suitable for cantering or galloping.

Upcoming Events

Sep
23
Sat
all-day Big HURT @ Olympic Adventure Route
Big HURT @ Olympic Adventure Route
Sep 23 all-day
Big HURT @ Olympic Adventure Route
Consisting of 4 race legs—mountain bike, kayak, road bike, and run—the event has had a number of distance and location configurations over the years. Teams or Individual Iron Competition
Sep
29
Fri
all-day Dungeness River Festival @ Railroad Bridge Park, Sequim, WA
Dungeness River Festival @ Railroad Bridge Park, Sequim, WA
Sep 29 all-day
Dungeness River Festival @ Railroad Bridge Park, Sequim, WA
The Dungeness River Festival, Friday, September 29, celebrates the gifts the River provides and inspires stewardship of this crucial resource. Events and activities will be held in Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road in …
Oct
7
Sat
5:00 pm 3rd Annual Fall Ball and Silent ... @ McCurdy Pavilion - Fort Worden SP
3rd Annual Fall Ball and Silent ... @ McCurdy Pavilion - Fort Worden SP
Oct 7 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
3rd Annual Fall Ball and Silent Auction...for the ODT!! @ McCurdy Pavilion - Fort Worden SP
It’s a party for the ODT! Be sure to put this one on your calendar. In fact, you can go ahead and get tickets for the event right now! Click on the banner below to …
Nov
19
Sun
4:00 pm Annual PTC Volunteer Celebration @ Jamestown S'Klallam Community Center
Annual PTC Volunteer Celebration @ Jamestown S'Klallam Community Center
Nov 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Annual PTC Volunteer Celebration @ Jamestown S'Klallam Community Center
The Peninsula Trails Coalition celebrates the dedication of the many volunteers who work for the organization and on the ODT. Food & beverages are provided and a drawing of prizes is held for attendees. Members …