Park Rules

Bridle Trails State Park is an equestrian and pedestrian park. To ensure that everyone enjoys the park safely, it is important to follow park rules:

  • No bicycles or motor vehicles allowed.
  • Dogs must be on leash, with no exceptions. Horses will kick dogs if threatened, or can bolt and unseat their riders, causing significant injury.
  • Park hours are dawn to dusk - year round.
  • No camping.
  • No overnight parking allowed unless approved by Park Manager.
  • Group runs must be coordinated in advance with the Park Manager or they are considered unauthorized and trail directions will be removed.
  • Equestrians have the right-of-way. Horses are prey animals and their instinct is to to flee in any scary situation.¬†Pedestrians including runners encountering horses should stop, make their presence known and step to the side of the trail (but don't hide behind a tree!).
  • Pedestrians and equestrians must remain on trails.
  • Smoking, fires, fireworks or any kind of open flames are not allowed on the trails or in the woods.
  • Please do not litter. It spoils everyone's experience of the park.
  • Do not leave horse manure in the parking lot - please take it with you.