We take trail etiquette very seriously here in Whatcom County. The trails we manage and love to ride are owned by a variety of land owners and accommodate many different user groups. We must share the trails with hikers, dog walkers, and equestrians while respecting the neighbors and home owners who live near our trail heads. We started our RESPECT campaign this year to educate trail users and start a discussion around etiquette. whether you live here or are on a weekend trip, please follow these simple rules to preserve our trails and respect our community.
As e-bikes gain popularity, we want to remind users to Tread Lightly.
Travel responsibly on designated roads and trails or in permitted areas.
RESPECT THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS
Respect the rights of others, including private property owners, all recreational trail users, campers and others so they can enjoy their recreational activities undisturbed.
Educate yourself prior to your trip by obtaining travel maps and regulations from public agencies, planning for your trip, taking recreation skills classes and knowing how to operate your equipment safely.
AVOID SENSITIVE AREAS
Avoid sensitive areas such as meadows, lakeshores, wetlands and streams, unless on designated routes.
DO YOUR PART
Do your part by modeling appropriate behavior, leaving the area better than you found it, properly disposing of waste, minimizing the use of fire, avoiding the spread of invasive species and restoring degraded areas.