Trail Etiquette

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Please adhere to these guidelines when you are exploring trails:

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  • Plan ahead – be aware of local trail conditions;
  • Wheels yield to heels;
  • Stay on the trail, and respect private property including crops, livestock and equipment. Close all gates, and keep your pets on a leash;
  • Take only photos, leave only footprints;
  • Camp and light fires only in designated areas;
  • Avoid taking shortcuts or creating braided trails around wet areas;
  • Bury human waste at least 100 metres from water bodies;
  • Grain and alfalfa pellets are recommended for horses as hay can introduce noxious weeds. Scatter manure. Avoid soft or marshy edges when watering horses;
  • Do not leave horses unattended;
  • Cyclists and horses avoid soft trail when wet;
  • Fall is hunting season in much of Manitoba. Consult Manitoba Conservation regarding hunting areas and wear blaze orange if on the trail;
  • Do not drink the water unless purified by filters or tablets.

Enjoy the Trail!