Biking Safety

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Traversing the length of the park, the Bluestone Turnpike Trail offers an exciting  mountain biking experience.

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The Bluestone Turnpike Trail is open to bikes. The trail can be rocky and muddy in places. A bike trip a can be a fun filled day as long as you are prepared and stay safe.

Safety tips:

  • Plan ahead – check local weather conditions for the day.
  • Wear a helmet.
  • Carry a small first aid kit with bandages for cuts and abrasions.
  • Drink plenty of fluids (no alcohol or caffeine)
  • Stay on the trail.
  • Control your speed; the trail is not frequently maintained and hazards may exist.
  • In case of emergency call 911.
  • Tell someone where you are going and when you plan to be back.
  • Hunting is permitted in the park; blaze orange clothing is recommended during hunting season.
  • Watch where you put your hands and feet; poison ivy, copperheads, and timber rattlesnakes live in the park.
  • After biking check yourself for ticks.
  • Horses are permitted on the Bluestone Turnpike Trail. Share the trail responsibly with hikers and horses.

Trail Regulations:

  • All trash must be carried out.
  • Pets must be restrained and leashed.
  • Always stay on the trail.

Last updated: February 8, 2021

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