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Know and respect the trail user’s code

The Grand Valley Trail is a publicly accessible footpath created and maintained by volunteers strictly for pedestrian use. Motorized vehicles are not permitted on the footpath.


Parts of the trail run through private land thanks to agreements with generous individual landowners.  It is essential that trail users respect the privacy and rights of landowners and adhere to the following Trail user’s code:

  • Hike along marked trails only
  • Use stiles; do not climb fences
  • Walk around the edge of fields, not across them.
  • Leave the trail cleaner than you found it; carry out all litter
  • Do not camp or start camp fires
  • Leave flowers and plants for others to enjoy
  • Do not damage live trees or strip bark from trees
  • Protect and do not disturb wildlife and farm animals
  • Leave nothing but thanks and take nothing but photographs
  • Use trails at your own risk
  • Keep dogs leashed
  • Do not use motorized vehicles, ride bicycles or horses except where permitted by sign posting
  • Close all farm gates
  • Obey all signage.