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We recently had a request form one of our followers to post trail etiquette so here it is straight from the new RMLT map.
Trail Etiquette • Be Courteous, Share the Trail & Keep Right: Please help us make the trail a friendly environment for all trail users by not blocking the path. Walk and bike on the right side of the trail to facilitate two-way traffic and using caution when passing other trail users. All trail users should respect other users on the facility regardless of their mode, speed or level of skill. Parents, please keep children from wandering into oncoming trail lanes to avoid accidents. • Pedestrians Have the Right of Way:�Faster moving trail users, such as bicyclists, rollerbladers, and skate boarders should yield to walkers and joggers. When the trail is busy, ride single file. • Be Predicatable, Travel in a consistent manner. Always look behind before changing positions on the trail. • Communicate Before Passing: Give a clear warning signal before passing. Signal may be produced by voice, bell, or horn. A bicyclist should politely yell, “On your left” before passing to alert those in front of them. Be aware that other people may want to pass you. Avoid using both ear pieces when listening to music so you can hear alerts from other users. • Pass on the Left: Pass others going in your direction on their left. Look ahead and back to make sure the lane is clear before you pull out. Pass with ample separation. Do not move back to the right until safely past. • Maintain a Safe Speed:Please slow down when rounding curves, passing other trail users, traveling downhill, where the trail narrows, approaching intersections or when conditions dictate. Bicyclists will typically be the fastest traffic on a trail. • Use Caution at Street Crossings & Trail Intersections: Please slow and stop at all street crossings and use caution when proceeding into trail intersections. • Keep Pets on Short Leashes & Remove Pet Waste: Dogs are welcome on the trail, but please keep them on a short leash in order to keep the trail safe for all users. Additionally, please pick-up after your pet. • Respect Trail Environment: Do not disturb the wildlife or the many native plants and wildflowers that grow along the trail. • Be Safe: Because paths may be unlighted and somewhat secluded, it’s good to consider only using them in daylight hours and/or traveling with a companion. • Wear a Helmet: It’s always smart to wear them, especially children, when on any public road, lane, or trail. • No Motorized Vehicles: Motorized vehicles are not allowed on the trail at any time. However, please note that in order to maintain the trail you may occasionally encounter maintenance vehicles alongside the trail. • In an Emergency, Call 911�� ... See MoreSee Less
Dogs not on leashes have been the biggest issue I’ve seen. Some owners are situationally aware and corral their dogs when aware of riders while others seem oblivious to the danger and smile while doing nothing.
What about equestrian users?! Can you educate others on that trail etiquette too? Or is this trail not open for us to use?
Stop throwing your gel packets along the trail!! Practice leave no trace whether you're a cyclist, runner, walker, etc.
A lot of bikers are very discourteous to runners and walkers. At speeds of 25-30mph on some of the downhills they barely give space or care when passing at a high rate of speed. Like they are going around a rock and not a human being. I want a few feet too just like a biker wants 3’ of safety when a car is passing them on the road. I started running against bike traffic on the RMLoop because of this issue. I bike the loop too and try not to treat pedestrians like that after I noticed this as a runner.
Jenn, Marlene and Kimberly. Keep this in mind y’all.....
I can't count how many times I've encountered people jogging and walking on the wrong side of the trail with the attitude, " I was here first", openly ready to start an argument if you tell them to move over. Many times I've called out to people walking on the right side of the trail with the statement, "passing on your left", only to have them move to their left and then get indignant and nasty when you come close to them.
Then there are those that jump all the way off the trail unnecessarily and cop an attitude. Some people just want to start some S^^t.
Thanks for posting these etiquette reminders. Most people I see on the trail do a great job following them. I run in the early morning in the dark and I am thankful that cyclists usually use their headlights. I wear lights on my shoes so people can see me too. People without lights in the dark are a big hazard. I run with my dog and we move off the trail to our right to allow cyclists to pass, so they feel safe going fast knowing my dog will not be in the way.
It would all be so simple if everyone followed the traffic rules and realized it's a multiuse trail. When you're walking with earbuds in both ears in the middle of the trail, even 15 Mph looks like 30 when someone pass's you. Should a bicyclist have to slow to a stop because you are blocking the trail? I have many times, knowing full well the people knew I was there. It's not a contest for domination, give everybody some space.
Multi Use Trail. That says it all. Let's all play nice in the sandbox.
Are ebikes consiidered to be motorized vehicles on the trail?
The United States Forest Service is seeking input on a cool project to bring mountain biking and other summer sports to the Lee Canyon recreation area. Please take some time to provide your input.As many of you may know, Lee Canyon has proposed improvements through a Master Development Plan with the United States Forest Service (USFS) regarding expansion of the ski resort. These plans have been in the works for a number of years.
The USFS has now completed a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the planned expansion. Its purpose is to describe the environmental effects of a proposed action.
Now is the time for your input. The 45-day public comment period has begun, and the USFS would like your opinion.
The Draft EIS and information about the Lee Canyon Project with instructions on how to comment can be found here: bddy.me/2MojW0I. Click on the Analysis tab and select Lee Canyon Ski Area DEIS 8172018. ... See MoreSee Less
Do you know when the next time the trail will be swept clean? I was out there yesterday and it felt like a MTB trail in many locations. It was still a nice ride though once I succumbed to the fact I had to take it easy.
The Wetlands trail are bad too ! They need to clean them all
Did that back in July.. it was hot during that heat wave
Do you know who took this picture? The rider looks vaguely familiar.
What a great Loop, wouldn’t do it in the heat but it’s great in the morning and a wonderful workout.
The low 100's? Can I wait for the low 70's?
Maybe something could be posted on biking trail étiquette. I know it won't solve issues with the inconsiderate but for those who are lacking the knowledge, this might be beneficial.
Please be advised that a small section of the trail has been widened for construction vehicle use between Lake View and Katzenbach in Boulder City. Expect vehicles to be on trail during the construction process. We will post timelines when we have them.