• Hike quietly. Speak in low voices and turn your cell phone down if not off. Enjoy the sounds of nature and let others do the same.
  • If taking a break, move off the trail a little ways to allow others to pass by unobstructed.
  • Don’t toss your trash — not even biodegradable items such as banana peels. It is not good for animals to eat non-native plants/foods and who wants to look at your old banana peel while it ever-so-slowly decomposes? If you packed it in, pack it out.
  • Hikers going downhill yield to those hiking uphill.
  • Leave what you find. The only souvenirs a hiker should come home with are photographs and happy memories — and maybe an improved fitness level!
  • When “going” in the outdoors, please do so 200 feet from the trail and any water sources. Follow Leave No Trace principles when doing so.
  • Walk through the mud or puddle and not around it, unless you can do so without going off-trail. Widening a trail be going around puddles, etc. is bad for trail sustainability.
  • When hiking in a group, don’t take up the whole width of the trail; allow others to pass.