Using Courteous Trail Etiquette
- Ride only where permitted. Don’t cut corners, and stay within the trail markers.
- Be courteous to other riders and hikers on the trail.
- Ride on the right side of the trail.
- When riding downhill, yield to uphill traffic. Uphill traffic may have difficulty starting again after stopping.
- When you see others coming towards you, slow down and proceed with caution.
- If you meet skiers, horses, or hikers on snowshoes coming from the opposite direction, slow down, pull over, and yield the right-of-way.
- If you stop to talk to others on the trail, be polite and remove your helmet. A helmet masks your features and can be intimidating.
- Be safe and considerate when you stop along the trail. Never stop side-by-side, in the middle of the trail, at the crest of a hill, or around a corner on the trail. Also, never block an intersection. Remember to shut off your engine.
- Leave gates as you find them.
- Report downed trees and trail maintenance needs to land managers or snowmobile clubs.
- Report illegal riding.
- Carry out what you carry in.
Encountering Horses on the Trail
- Approach slowly, pull over, and turn off the engine.
- Avoid sudden movements.
- Wait until the horses have passed, and then ease back onto the trail.