Trail season is upon us and many of us are ready to enjoy the trails we are fortunate to have in the Eagle River Valley. On the trail, we may encounter a number of different user groups including mountain bikers, hikers, trail runners, equestrians and motorized vehicles.
Even though we may use different methods of travel on the trail, there’s a good chance we are all using the trail for some of the same reasons. Trails allow us to connect with nature, improve our physical and mental health, provide social engagement, adventure and plain old fun.
As we quickly move into spring, it’s time to refresh our trail etiquette. Understanding and practicing proper trail etiquette minimizes your impact on the natural environment, on wildlife, reduces user group conflict and ultimately ensures sustainable trail access.
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