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Rules for Iowa's off-road trails


Bicyclists

  • Always wear a helmet.
  • Yield to pedestrians and skaters.
  • Give audible warning when passing other trail users. A friendly greeting like, “Hello, passing on your left,” or ringing a bell is considerate.
  • Ride at a safe speed. Slow down and form a single file in congested areas, reduced visibility or other hazardous conditions.

Pedestrians and skaters

  • Use the right side of the trail, except when otherwise designated.
  • Watch out for other trail users.
  • Listen for audible signals and allow faster trail users to pass safely.

All trail users

  • Show courtesy to others.
  • Use the right side of the trail, except when otherwise designated.
  • Obey all traffic signs and move to the side when looking at a scenic view.
  • Always pass on the left.
  • Follow all trail rules and hours.
  • Respect the rights of property owners.
  • Keep pets on a leash and remove pet feces from trail.
  • Travel with a buddy in case of an emergency.