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Trail Etiquette

Share Our Trails

We all enjoy trails in different ways. Expect to encounter others, slow down, and be courteous. Those traveling faster should slow down for other users. Mountain bikers should always yield to all other users. The best choice when yielding is to stop, step off the trail and remain until others pass. Courtesy is Contagious.


Stick to Trails

Staying on trails protects the environment and wildlife. When vegetation is disturbed on the side of the trail, there is a greater chance weeds will replace native plants and may cause unnecessary erosion. In this environment, native plants take years to recover. Please walk and ride on designated trails only.

Most of Basin’s trails pass through private land. We are fortunate that landowners in the Basin are willing to allow trails on their properties. Respect private property by staying on designated trails, per Summit County Ordinance 7-4-3. The future of these trails and new trails depend on you! 


Trash Your Trash

Keep our trails clean. If you pack it in, then pack it out. Biodegradable materials, such as orange peels, apple cores, food scraps, and mutt mitts take years to break down. Let’s all do our part to take care of the environment.


Your dog is your responsibility. Always make sure to keep it under your control. Dogs must always be on leash. Regulations can change depending on location. Adhere to signage wherever you are.

Dog poop is a health hazard. It also increases the nitrogen in the soil around the trail, giving the advantage to weeds over the native plants that have naturally evolved in the area.

Mud Season

Weather in the spring and fall is critical for trails. The freeze-thaw cycle results in a soft surface that we want to protect from damage. When a soft trail is used too early, it results in ruts and erosion causing a surface that is inconsistent and difficult to maneuver. Please do your part to protect trails by turning around when you encounter muddy areas.

Wildlife on Trails

Trails in the Snyderville Basin and Park City area are lush with wildlife, from red tail hawks to moose and coyotes. Please know you are mingling with nature while you out on the trails and may encounter these native residents. Visit Wild Aware Utah at to learn more about the common wildlife in our area.