Our trails are shared by hikers, mountain bike riders, and horseback riders. The safety of everyone using the trails is of first concern.

Rail-Trail F.A.Q.

  • The trail is available for use from dawn to dusk
  • The entire trail is open to walking, running, biking, and Class 1 E-bikes
  • Observe designated section use for horses
  • Camping on the trail right of way or at trailheads is prohibited. No open Campfires!
  • Unauthorized motorized vehicles prohibited
  • Obey all traffic signs
  • Discharging firearms from or across the trail is strictly prohibited
  • Smoking, alcoholic beverages, and illegal drugs are not permitted on the trail right of way
  • Avoid disturbing natural features
  • Keep pets on a leash. Pick up and carry out your pet’s waste.
  • No littering
  • Obey all traffic signs
  • Bicycles must yield to pedestrians
  • Everyone must yield to horses
  • Stay to the right of the trail except when passing
  • Give a clear warning before passing other trail users
  • Please respect the landowners along the trail

Bicycle helmets are required for children ages 12 and under. Please wear helmets for your safety.

Horses are allowed from the Lancaster County line north to the Colebrook Trailhead. It’s important to understand the behavior of horses and to practice proper trail etiquette when horses and people meet on the trail.

Here are a few guidelines to insure everyone stays safe:

  • Horses are asked to use dedicated areas on the right side, off of the trail gravel.
  • If a horse and rider are coming toward you on the trail, stop. Step to the side of the trail, standing where the horse can clearly see you, and allow the horse to pass.
  • If you are approaching a horse and rider from the rear, let them know you are coming by simply saying, “Hi! I’m behind you!” Your voice won’t spook the horse, but if you were to quietly walk up behind it, the horse may be surprised.
  • If you’re hiking with your dog, please keep him on a leash. Dog and horse can get excited at seeing each other and getting stomped by the horse would be disastrous.
  • Remind your children to stand still and speak quietly until the horse and rider pass.

Class 1 E-bikes are permitted on the LVRT, provided they meet all the following standards:

  • Electric motor less than 750 watts
  • Fully functional pedals
  • Weight not exceeding 75 lbs.
  • Maximum speed less than 15 mph
  • Does not have capacity to be completely self-propelled (must be pedaled to engage electric motor)

Class 2 and 3 E-bikes are not permitted on approved on the LVRT.

If you have an experience that violates Trail Etiquette, let us know and we will do our best to address the issue.