Trail Etiquette & The Environment

  • We promote safe and responsible use of our trails.
  • We believe that education and awareness programs will further protect the natural environment while at the same time, the utilization of a trail network provides for a unique opportunity to experience nature.
  • ORV’s provide and allow for an increased mobility for a variety of users. our environmental guidelines address the biotic (living organisms) and abiotic (non-living) components of all ecosystems, and are directed to all trail users, including ORV (off road vehicle) riders.
  • Regulations are for your protection and we support and encourage all ORV operators to respect them.
  • We believe the continued use of a trail in the outdoors is directly related to how it is use today. Trail Builder Info
  • We believe riding on designated trails protects the environment.
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HB Trail Sign

  • Remove your helmet when talking to other trail users 
  • Always yield the right-of-way to other trail users who are approaching or passing 
  • Ride on designated trails. Do not utilize CLOSED trails. ‘If you don’t know, don’t go!’ 
  • Avoid sudden stops and starts and quick directional changes with acceleration 
  • Avoid sensitive and restricted areas at all times, especially wetlands, lakeshores, steep stream banks and hills 
  • Cross at designated crossings and utilize bridges when available.
  • Cross watercourses at 90-degree angles and drive carefully and slowly 
  • Do not venture out on new, non-ORV designated trails without consulting appropriate stakeholders 
  • Comply with all applicable legislation and/or municipal bylaws 
  • Keeps in mind the following statement: ‘Shared use trail – expect/respect other users.’ 
  • Signal when approaching from behind. In particular, be certain to communicate with the riders of horses and those walking pets 
  • Avoid running over young trees and shrubs, particularly in the spring and the growing season of the summer 
  • Do not trespass on private property and do not utilize single-purpose trails designated for other (non-ORV) activities 
  • Promote parking and dismounting from your ORV to walk to sensitive, scenic, historic and cultural areas 
  • Enjoy wildlife viewing opportunities, avoid stressing any species particularly during the rearing stages 
  • Respect and be courteous to other users who are also using shared use trails
  • Avoid riding after heavy rains 
  • Adjust riding behavior according to season and location 
  • The planning and staging of rodeos and safety courses should be within areas such as pits, gravel parking lots and controlled areas 
  • Take a rider safety course and ride within your abilities 
  • Do not cut switchbacks or take shortcuts 
  • Keep your speed and engine rpm low and steady when approaching other riders, homes, etc.
  • What you pack in, pack out – do not litter 

Note: Guidelines will be altered as required. We invites any comments related to its guidelines ([email protected].)

  • In a Nutshell
 Take a CSC-approved ATV SXS Sled MotoX safety course 

 ALWAYS wear a helmet and proper protective equipment. 

 Pack the necessary tools and gear. 

 Don’t ride alone – use the buddy system! 

 Keep your ORV well-maintained. 

 Never ride on paved or public roads. 

 Know your limits. Ride within your abilities, in a         controlled manner and with common sense. 
Tread lightly:
  • Respect the environment and other trail users. 
    
     Keep to marked trails and tracks and resist the urge to     blaze new ones. 
    
     Keep quiet pipes. More and more trails are closing to       motor sports due to offensively loud tailpipes. 
    
     Join a local ATV club and experience the beautiful trails   with others who share your passion. Clubs create quality   safe riding areas and keep them open. 
    
     Do some trail maintenance. Give back to the trails and      earn good karma for future rides!
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