Enjoy the Anne Arundel County Trails system by ensuring that you have a safe visit.
Follow the park rules and practice good trail etiquette every time you visit. Park Rangers regularly patrol the trail system to enforce regulations and provide visitor services to park users. Park rules protect the park and ensure the safety and comfort of all visitors. All park regulations are enforceable by Anne Arundel County Police.
While helmets do not prevent accidents they are proven to be effective in reducing serious head injuries and fatalities. Because even a skillful rider can crash or be hit by others it’s important to wear a helmet every time you ride. Helmets are required equipment for bicyclist age 16 and under in Maryland.
Rules and Regulations
- Park open sunrise to sunset.
- Alcoholic beverages, dumping, littering, firearms, or destruction of park property are prohibited.
- Pets must be on a leash and under control at all times.
- Motorized vehicles including motorbikes, motorcycles and scooters are prohibited.
- Fires, auto repair, and sound amplification are prohibited.
- Respect private property along the trails.
- Travel in the right lane with traffic.
- Pass on left single file, with caution while giving a verbal warning, for example, “Passing on your left”.
- Use care around horses.
- Racing or riding in a reckless manner is prohibited.
- Always give pedestrians the right of way.
- Use bike racks and always lock your bike.
- Move off the trail when stopped.
- Obey posted bike speed limits, but never exceed 15 MPH on the Trails.
- Clean up after your pet.
- Notify emergency services in case of accident or incident. For police or fire call 911.
We should all be reminded that crime could happen anywhere, including our trails and parks. It is therefore wise to make special efforts to protect ourselves, discourage crime and manage unexpected accidents. If possible carry a cell-phone. Tell someone where you are going and when you will return, better still exercise with a buddy. Choose a safe time and place to exercise, and exercise in a populated area. Be aware that with tall trees along both sides trails become dark quickly and officially close at dusk. Trails are not lighted at night and individuals found on the trails after dark can be charged with trespassing. Keep fully alert and aware of your surroundings at all times, don’t use headphones or other devices which diminish your ability to hear. Immediately report any suspicious or criminal activity. Telephone 911 for emergencies or situations in progress and those occurring after park hours. Report other concerns to Rangers or other personnel on the trail or the Ranger Station on Earleigh Heights Road.