Off-road vehicles are a convenient way to negotiate trails for folks who are physically impaired or for those who need to cover long distances. Follow these simple tips to learn the best ways to reduce your impact on the trails, improve your wildlife viewing opportunities and cultivate a spirit of camaraderie with other trail users.

  • By respecting the land, water resources, wildlife and the rights of others you can ensure that not only you will be able to continue ATV riding, but that others will also be able to enjoy the great outdoors as well.

  • Anyone can ride fast, but it's the skilled rider who can ride slowly over challenging terrain with minimal impact to the ground.

  • Yield the right of way to mountain bikes, horses, and hikers.

  • Ride only where permitted and stay on the trail or road.

  • Please restrict use during periods of wet or muddy soil conditions to reduce damage to the route surface.

  • Avoid digging the ruts deeper than they already are, and be wary of slippery tree roots or rocks spanning the ruts.

  • Sensitive habitats are more susceptible to negative impacts and should be avoided when possible.

  • Respect wildlife. Be sensitive to their life sustaining needs by keeping your distance.

  • Don't litter on the trail.

  • Spark arresters can prevent your vehicle from starting forest fires

  • Be sure your vehicle is compatible with road and trail conditions.

  • Know local laws and regulations.

For more information on responsible ethics for off-road vehicles, visit the Tread Lightly web site.



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