Trail Etiquette

The Legacy Trail is a multi-use, non-motorized trail that supports a wide diversity of users. You are likely to encounter people of all ages and levels of fitness: walkers, rollerbladers, skateboarders, elliptical cyclists, two-, three-, and four-wheel bicyclists, dog walkers, wildlife viewers, and anglers. All have equal rights to use the trail.

Be Alert.  Be Courteous.  Be Predictable.

Share the Legacy!

Pedestrians:

  • Walk on the far right side of the trail, as you would if you were walking on a road with vehicle traffic. Walk no more than two abreast.
  • Dogs must be on a six-foot maximum leash. Best practice is to have the dog on your right side, between you and the gravel/grass side of the path. Dogs on your left side should be kept on a shorter leash and never allowed to stray beyond the center line of the trail.
  • Don’t block the trail.  Step off the trail for watching wildlife.

Bicyclists:

  •  Cyclists must always yield to pedestrians.
  • Wear a helmet for protection, and carry some form of identification, emergency contact information, and a cell phone.
  • Provide an audible warning (e.g., ring your bicycle bell or announce “on your left” before passing other cyclists or pedestrians).
  • Keep your speed low in crowded areas. Remain in control and be prepared to stop if the unexpected happens.
  • Stop at all intersections, especially at crosswalks, and look in both directions before entering the intersection.
  • No racing or drafting.
  • Form a single file line when passing or approaching other trail users.

Friends of The Legacy Trail