Trail Safety

Among the challenges facing the outdoor recreation community is learning to share the trail safely with other users, and respecting the trail and the natural environment. On this page, we share videos and publications that offer advice for everyone on how to stay safe while enjoying the trail network.


Below, our neighbouring trails organizations in the US provide tips for all users (equestrians, hikers, bikers, dog-walkers):

Trail Smarts – Right of Way (from Washington):

Trail Etiquette: Share and Be Aware (from California):

Share the Trails (from Oregon):



HHA is thankful to Outdoor Recreation Council of BC for publishing its Trail User’s Code of Ethics brochure in 2017 to inform the public about some of the steps we each can take to ensure everyone’s safety while out enjoying the trails. This brochure is reproduced below with permission. Visit Outdoor Recreation Council of BC’s website for additional resources.