Know the rules before trying out Covenant trails

RANCHO SANTA FE — The Rancho Santa Fe Association Trails which span about 50 miles of trails throughout the covenant, are reserved for the private use of Association members and their guests. While enjoying use of our trail system, members should be aware that only certain types of uses are permitted.
Horseback riding is not only permitted but riders have right-of-way. If you see a horseback rider on the trail, the Association asks that you announce your presence to them, particularly if approaching from behind. It is also helpful to stand where the horse and rider can see you.
No horseback riders may have a dog accompany them, whether leashed or unleashed. Walkers and runners are welcome and dogs are allowed, but they must be leashed at all times. It’s not only the rule, it is California law. Pedestrians with baby joggers and wagons are allowed, however scooters or bicycles are not, along with motorcycles, dirt bikes, mini-bikes, motorized scooters or quads. Emergency and construction vehicles are exempt and one specific exception is that a golf cart may be used when traveling to or from the golf course.
There is a booklet outlining the RSF Association Train rules of etiquette, available at the Association office. All members are encouraged to obtain a copy.

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