Trail Use

bike on bridgeThese are general trail rules and etiquette; please obey all rules for the trails you may be using.


  • Trails are for non-motorized use only.
  • Helmets are always recommended, but required by law for riders 12 years and younger.  When cycling on share-the-road sections, obey the same laws as motor vehicles.
  • Trail users should stay to the right side of the trail and pass to the left side of the trail.  When passing, slow down and ring a bell or call out to alert the other person you are passing.
  • Do not block the trail.  Groups should be in single file when other trail users are present, and should never use more than one-half of the trail for the flow of traffic.
  • Respect public and private property. Multi-purpose trails are generally 8-10 feet wide and are clearly visible.
  • Cell phone service is available throughout the region, however, please note service varies per carrier and the area a person is in.  Access to bathroom facilities and drinking water is limited along the rails in the region.
  • Park in designated areas only.
  • Maintenance issues should be reported to the specific trail owner/manager.

Allegheny River TrailLeave No Trace:

  • Littering along trails is prohibited.
  • If you pack it in, pack it out.
  • Do not break off tree limbs, pick, or damage plants growing along the trail.
  • Do not damage or take any piece or part of historic artifacts.
  • Take only pictures; leave only tracks.  Please stay on the trail.


  • For all emergencies, call 911.