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Personal Safety
  • Walk, run, or ride with a partner.

  • Headphones should be played at a low volume to hear your surroundings.
  • Only use one headphone  jack when riding a bike (vehicle code).
  • During and after storms, avoid flooded trail under-crossings.

  • If you are alone on the trails, avoid unfamiliar areas.

  • Let someone know where you will be and when you intend to return.  

  • Carry a Cell Phone.

  • Be aware of your surroundings at all times.

  • Trust your instincts and avoid areas where you feel uncomfortable.

  • If you think you are being followed, go to an open business or a lighted house.

  • Report suspicious behavior to the Police by calling 911.


Trail Hazards
  • Be aware of trail hazards such as loose gravel, glass, holes, ruts, and low-hanging branches.

  • DO NOT use under-crossings during high water events.
  • Trail conditions can vary depending on the time of year.  Flooded or muddy areas can be hazardous.  

  • Keep your distance from wildlife.

  • Do not feed wildlife.  

  • Mountain lions and coyotes are occasionally sighted in the more rural areas or the trails.  If you see a mountain lion or coyote that is sick, injured or behaving aggressively toward people or pets, Call 911 immediately.  If you see a mountain lion near a park or trail, call (408) 793-5510 (Park Concern Hotline).