Recommendations for Trail Use

We have a limited number of trails without snow and they are more popular than ever with California’s shelter-in-place order. To help continue to flatten the curve, keep our county safe, and limit the transmission of the virus, we suggest staying at home as much as possible and practicing social distancing guidelines as recommended by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Yet, we recognize that getting outdoors and exercising is essential for our health and sanity. If you choose to recreate on public lands:

  1. Respect public land closures.
  2. Act as if everyone on the trail has COVID-19.
  3. Give people enough space to pass safely.
  4. Choose short rides and hikes. Now is not the time for epic adventures.
  5. Do not ride or hike in groups.
  6. Do not shuttle or carpool.
  7. Use the bathroom before or after your ride.
  8. Avoid shooting snot rockets on the trail.
  9. Choose off-hours to ride or hike on popular trails. 
  10. Ride your bike to the trailhead from home. Most parking areas are closed.
  11. Keep your dog on a leash.
  12. If you are sick, avoid recreating in the forest.

Ride smart and stay safe.