Everyone desires to get out onto these beautiful trails in every way they can. On foot, on the bike, on horseback, and with our furry friends. This can create some crowding and questions as to who has the right of way on the trails.

To shed some clarity Friends of DuPont Forest unveiled their “Share the Trails” campaign. By knowing who to yield to, it can create a fun and safe environment for everyone.

Bike Riders:

Yield to hikers and equestrian

Control your speed

Look around curves


Yield to equestrian

All dogs must stay on a leash


Communicate with other users

Friends of DuPont Forest also offer these important safety tips:

  • Be very careful near waterfalls!  Rocks are very slippery.  Visitors die every year at waterfalls in the area. The wet rocks are very slippery so stay out of the water.
  • Do not block gated entrances with your car.
  • Do not cross the marked boundary of DuPont State Recreational Forest. Do not enter restricted property.
  • Wear bright colors during hunting season.
  • The longer trails are for experienced people with topo maps.
  • There are ~90 miles of trails & dirt roads in this area; take proper precautions in case you get lost.
  • Keep all dogs on a leash.
  • Pack out all trash.

Friends of DuPont Forest care for the trails, protect the forest and seek to inspire a love for our beautiful land. If you’re interested in supporting by becoming a member, click here.