Bridle Trails State Park is an equestrian and pedestrian park. To ensure that everyone enjoys the park safely, it is important to follow park rules:
- No bicycles or motor vehicles allowed. This includes hover boards, one wheel skateboards, unicycles, tricycles, you get the idea! Any "human powered" wheeled vehicle is prohibited. If you encounter a bicycle or vehicle (that is not the Ranger's gator), please report it here.
- Dogs must be on leash. Absolutely no exceptions. Dogs off leash create a hazard. Horses will kick if threatened. Horses startled by dogs off leash can bolt and unseat their rider, causing significant injury. Your dog may be friendly and well trained, but the rules still apply. This is a safety issue, please respect this rule. If you encounter someone with their dog off leash, please report it here.
- Do not leave horse manure in the parking lot - please take it with you.
- Park hours are dawn to dusk - year round.
- No camping.
- No overnight parking allowed unless approved by Park Manager.
- Group runs must be coordinated in advance with the Park Manager or they are considered unauthorized and trail directions will be removed.
- Equestrians have the right-of-way. Horses are prey animals, their instinct is to flee in any scary situation. Pedestrians, including runners, encountering horses should stop, make their presence known and step to the side of the trail (but don't hide behind a tree!). Wait for the horse to pass or equestrian lets you know you can continue. See Sharing The Trails for more information.
- Pedestrians and equestrians must remain on trails.
- Smoking, fires, fireworks or any kind of open flames are not allowed on the trails or in the woods.
- No firearms allowed.
- Please do not litter, it spoils everyone's experience of the park.