Trail Rules, Etiquette & Safety

Rules

  • Non-motorized vehicles only (personal mobility aid devices allowed).walkers
  • Trail hours: 6:30 a.m. to dusk, year-round.
  • No alcoholic beverages on the Trail.
  • Speed limit: 15 m.p.h. maximum.
  • Bicyclists and skaters yield to pedestrians.
  • Pets must be under control and on an eight foot or shorter leash at all times.
  • Dog walkers must immediately remove dog deposits.
  • Horses have the right of way on soft trail.
  • Do not disturb plants or animals.
  • Pack it in… Pack it out!
  • No structures (including vendor equipment) allowed within Trail property boundaries.
  • Discover Pass required if parking at trailheads in Riverside State Park.

Etiquette

  • Observe Trail rules and signs.
  • All Trail users yield to equestrians.
  • Bicyclists, skateboarders yield to pedestrians and equestrians.
  • PLEASE audibly say “on your left” when passing other users.
  • Keep right, pass on the left and yield to faster moving users.
  • Signal slower moving Trail users when approaching.
  • Bicyclists stay on designated Trail, two riders abreast maximum (single file if pedestrians are present).
  • Wheel skiers/in-line skaters do not use sharp-tipped poles.
  • Skateboarders stay on paved trail; no jumps or demonstration-type skateboarding.

Safety

  • Do not leave valuables in vehicles when parking at trailheads!
    photo Jon Jonckers

    photo Jon Jonckers

  • Use the buddy system when walking the Trail.
  • Wear a helmet when cycling or in-line skating.
  • Use caution where Trail narrows, at high-use access points and blind corners.
  • Bring your cell phone; dial 911 for emergencies!

HAVE FUN AND ENJOY THE CENTENNIAL TRAIL!