Share the Trail - Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

Be nice. Trails are for everyone.

Calling all trail users! Rails-to-Trails Conservancy challenges YOU to be the best you can be on America’s pathways! Remember—safe + fun = a great time for everyone!

Pledge to Share the Trail


Use safe speeds.

Keep right, pass left.

Standing still? Stand aside.

Mind your pets.

Be alert.

Know and follow the rules.

What's this all about?

In America, trails are becoming more popular than ever! People of every age and ability are embracing their favorite pathways to get active, get healthy and get where they need to go—in their communities and across the country.

By following these six Golden Rules of trail use—you can help make every trip safe + fun for everyone. Remember, every amazing trail experience begins with you!


Would you like to help spread the word about one or more of our tips? View our Resources Page for shareable graphics and other helpful information.

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Calling all trail users! Be the best you can be on America’s pathways. Take the Share the Trail pledge today!

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