HELP KEEP OUR TRAILS OPEN
During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is crucially important that everyone follow key safety tips while on public trails to keep trails open!!! If trails become overcrowded and there is a lack of compliance with trail user requirements trails closures may be reinstated!
YOU can help keep trails open by taking the following steps:
- STAY HOME IF SICK – Don’t leave your home if you are sick with a fever or respiratory symptoms or are currently under isolation or quarantine.
- PREPARE – Before you visit a trail, check with the park or trail facility operator to find out what areas and amenities are open (such as bathroom facilities and concessions), and bring what you need with you.
- AVOID CROWDS – Don’t visit popular destination trails that you know are usually crowded and leave a trail that is appears crowded when you arrive.
- FOLLOW THE RULES - Follow all park, trail or nature preserve rules, regulations and any posted access restrictions.
- PRACTICE PHYSICAL DISTANCING – Stay at least six (6) feet from others who are not members of your household & avoid crowded areas.
- WEAR A FACE COVERING – Face coverings must be worn at trailheads, parking lots and on any trails where there are other groups of people nearby. Note that infants and children under 2 should not wear face coverings and children 2-8 should use them under adult supervision to ensure that the child can breathe safely and to avoid choking or suffocation. Children with breathing problems should not wear a face covering.
- PASS OTHERS WITH CAUTION – Communicate with others as you pass and provide adequate physical distance.
- NO GATHERING – Do not gather in groups.
- KEEP MOVING – Do not linger at any one location except as needed for brief rests.
- LEAVE NO TRACE – Pack out all trash.
For a complete list of trail safety guidelines during COVID-19, please visit: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/coronavirus/docs/protocols/Reopening-Trails.pdf
For more Quick Tips and information please visit: https://trails.lacounty.gov/Prepare