Trail Locator

Safety & Etiquette

Planning Your Trail Outing

Know Before You Go.   When planning your hike, consider your physical condition, the length of the trail and level of difficulty, and the predicted weather conditions. If possible, print out a map. Contact your local land manager if you are unsure about what you can and can’t do in a given area. You can shorten or lengthen your planned route to meet your ability or to accommodate the weather.

Outdoor Checklist (Recommended Items to Bring)

  • Water for yourself and your animal(s)
  • Trail map
  • High energy snacks
  • Cash for fees when applicable
  • First aid kit
  • Camera and binoculars (optional)
  • Extra clothing
  • Trekking poles (optional)
  • Sunglasses/hat
  • Flashlight (optional)
  • Sunscreen
  • Compass (optional)
  • Insect repellent