It's summer and Missoula's trails are busy. Basic trail etiquette ensures everyone has a great day in the outdoors. Residents are reminded that folks of all ages and abilities want to enjoy Missoula's trails, and a few simple rules can prevent to biker/hiker/dog conflicts.
On all public trails: Bicycles must ALWAYS yield to pedestrians and horses, and must slow down on narrow trails--especially on the Lincolnwood trail system in the Rattlesnake.
Dogs must be leashed at trailheads and owners must remove all pet waste—don't drop the bag along the trail and forget about it. Control your pet at all times and don't assume others want to interact with your dog. If you're using a residential trailhead early in the morning, like Mount Jumbo's Cherry St. trailhead, respect the neighbors and keep noise to a minimum.
Many thanks to those trail users who know and respect the "rules of the road!" Let's look out for each other out there, to keep our trails safe and accessible for all.