Trail Safety and Courtesy

To keep the trail enjoyable and safe for everyone, there are a few rules for using the Nickle Plate Trail. These rules are also posted at the parking areas at Bennetts Switch, Lover’s Lane, Wallick Road,  Denver, Deedsville, Birmingham, Macy and Rochester.

Trail Rules

  • No motorize vehicles. The trail is intended for pedestrian and bicycle traffic only.
  • Trail open from dawn to dusk. Don’t use the trail at night.
  • If you stop, get off the trail. Always allow other users to pass on the left.
  • Keep animals under control. Keep pets on a 6′ leash, walk your pets on the trail shoulder, and clean up their waste.
  • Wear a helmet for bicycle safety.
  • Do not trespass on private property.
  • Obey all trail signs and rules.

Trail Courtesy

  • Keep trail clean – leave no trace. Remember that if you pack it in, you should pack it out. If you see trash, please pick it up.
  • Cyclist and skaters must yield to pedestrians. Warn trail users as you approach from behind, for example, “On your left.”
  • Respect private property and other trail users. Stay on the trail.
  • Shared courtesies mean shared enjoyment for all.
  • Report problems to Miami County Central Dispatch 765-473-5474

In case of emergency, call 911

Know your location

  • Know your limitations!
  • Keep mode of transportation in good condition.
  • Check for maintenance problems before you start out.
  • Wear proper clothing and safety attire.
  • The softer surfaces along the side of the paved trail are better for walkers, joggers and runners.




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