1. Uphill hikers have the right of way
They may want to stop and take a breather, but they have the right of way on the trail so those going downhill should stop and let the uphill hikers go by
2. Horses have the right of way
This goes for any other pack stock you may run into on the trail, move aside and let them pass
3. Step aside for bikers
This is technically against proper etiquette where the bikers are supposed to come to a full stop for hikers & horses, but generally they’re going too fast and it’s easier for the hiker to move over. (Also, bikers please have a bell or alert hikers when you’re coming up behind us)
4. Move over for faster hikers
Hear someone coming up behind you? Move off the trail and let them pass. If you’re stuck behind a group that won’t move, just politely ask if you can sneak past them.
5. Leave No Trace
Anything and everything that you bring with you goes back out, including fruit peels and yes, even toilet paper.
6. No loud music or phone calls
This should be obvious, but let others enjoy their time in nature; headphones are totally ok!
7. Stay on the trail
Going off the trail can damage the vegetation so as tempting as the shortcut may look, stay on the path.
8. Don’t disturb/feed wildlife
Yes, this includes the cute little chipmunks that will beg for your lunch at the summit. Keep your distance from wildlife in general for their safety and for yours.