Our lives have been significantly altered in response to COVID-19. While trails continue to see record use, we want to ensure that people are still taking safety precautions while enjoying outdoor space.
Our partner, Rails-To-Trails Conservancy (RTC) recently put out guidance on how to safely navigate trails and linear pathways as many experience record use.
Specific tips include social distancing; hand sanitation; and staying close to home to avoid crowds on popular trails as well as the chance of accidents that could put a strain on local emergency resources. RTC also produced this rapid-response webinar, “Trail Use and Management During the COVID-19 Pandemic,” to hear from trail leaders in COVID-19 hotspots about how they are managing their facilities.
You can also visit their Share The Trail page to learn how to practice safe social distancing on trails.