Sharing Preserve Trails
The Crafton Hills Preserve trails are designated as "multi-use". Encounters between different types of users can be hazardous on narrow or steep trails. To help reduce conflicts, ensure safety, and maximize enjoyment, please follow these rules.
For everyone Caution - This is a wild natural area and habitat for rattlesnakes, coyotes, mountain lions, and other animals and insects. Many trails are narrow with very steep canyons.
* Use only the trails that are designated for use on the trail map. * Stay on the trail. * Use common courtesy and have fun. * Leave the trails in good shape for the next person.
For cyclists Caution - Encounters with hikers, dogs, and horses on downhill single track trails can be dangerous. Ride it - don't slide it.
* Use a bell, such as a bear bell, when going downhill.* Gently alert those you approach from behind. Don’t startle them with a sudden loud noise. * Some walkers do not have the agility to jump out of your way. * Yield the right-of-way to walkers, runners, and equestrians. * Yielding to others means stopping or slowing – never pass others over 10 mph on roads and 5 mph on single-track trails. Stop on narrow trails. Stop for horses. * Always ride under control. * Don't skid on the turns. * Don’t cut the switchbacks. The destruction may be permanent and encourages others.
For hikers and runners Caution - Beware of downhill bikes at blind corners.
* Yield the right-of-way to equestrians. * Be careful not to spook horses. Greet them with a soft hello so they know you are a person. * If possible, stay on the downhill side of horses. * Hold children’s hands when a horse approaches.
For equestrians Caution - Many trails are too narrow for both bikes and horses. Gopher holes and tunnels are a hazard.
* Don’t bring a skittish horse to these multi-use and often narrow trails. * Avoid damaging dirt trails by keeping off them when they are wet.
For dog walkers Caution - Dogs must be under control at all times. A bike could suddenly appear. Protect your dog from rattlesnake bites.
* All dogs must be leashed at all times (6 foot leash). * Pick up and properly dispose of your dog’s waste. * Don’t let your dog approach others too closely. Others don’t always know your dog’s intentions and may be frightened. * All dogs (with or without a chip implant) must wear a license tag at all times.
For motorized vehicles Caution - Police helicopter! Steep penalties!
* Stay out of the Preserve and off the trails! Yucaipa ORDINANCE NO. 166 forbids “off-road operation of licensed and unlicensed motorcycles and other motor-driven vehicles on private property and public property in the City”.
Preserving a Special Place
Visitors are the Preserve's most important guardians. Help us save the Crafton Hills. Please send photos of any violations of these regulations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Camping or campsites are not allowed in the Preserve. Camping is available at the adjacent Yucaipa Regional Park.
Cutting switchbacks or creating new trails is prohibited.
No collecting or harming plants or trees or animals.
Pick up your pet's waste.
All weapons are prohibited. No shooting. No hunting.
Fire danger is high. No smoking, no open flames, and no campfires.
No unauthorized or off-road motor vehicles.
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