There are four miles of recreational trails which are used for Mountain Biking, horse back riding and walking. The trails the encompass the entire 170 acres which include a 30 acre wetlands area.
Hawkes Creek Farm Cycling Trail Rules
A. Don’t go to either of the barns or the house. Trespassers are subject to prosecution (sounds harsh huh!)
B. Only ride the trails on ODD numbered days (Nov. 3, May 15, etc.). This is a multi-use trail. Horses may be on the trail on EVEN numbered days. If you do come upon a horse at anytime, STOP AND DISMOUNT. Let the horse get by or go around you!
C. This is a privately maintained trail. Take care of it as much as possible by not littering, not riding after or during heavy rains nand removing debri.
D. Parking is at the first (paved) driveway on the left – start here and ride up the hill across from parking
E. Ride at your own risk
F. Water for drinking is available at horse barn even though you aren’t supposed to go there. There is no bike wash (the well can’t handle it).
G. Please do not leave trash–remember we are guests of the private property owners.
H. It is recommended you do not bring dogs at all
I. Please read IMBA Rules
IMBA Rules of the Trail are always in effect
1. RIDE ON OPEN TRAILS ONLY. Respect trail and road closures (ask if not sure), avoid possible trespass on private land, obtain permits or other authorization as may be required. Federal and state Wilderness areas are closed to cycling. The way you ride will influence trail management decisions and policies.
2. LEAVE NO TRACE. Be sensitive to the dirt beneath you. Even on open (legal) trails, you should not ride under conditions where you will leave evidence of your passing, such as on certain soils after a rain. Recognize different types of soils and trail construction; practice low-impact cycling. This also means staying on existing trails and not creating new ones. Don’t cut switchbacks. Be sure to pack out at least as much as you pack in.
3. CONTROL YOUR BICYCLE! Inattention for even a second can cause problems. Obey all bicycle speed regulations and recommenations.
4. ALWAYS YIELD TRAIL. Make known your approach well in advance. A friendly greeting or bell is considerate and works well; don’t startle others. Show your respect when passing by slowing to a walking pace or even stopping. Anticipate other trail users around corners or in blind spots.
5. NEVER SPOOK ANIMALS. All animals are startled by an unannounced approach, a sudden movement, or a loud noise. This can be dangerous for you, others, and the animals. Give animals extra room and time to adjust to you. When passing horses use special care and follow directions from the horseback riders (ask if uncertain). Running cattle and disturbing wildlife is a serious offense. Leave gates as you found them, or as marked.
6. PLAN AHEAD. Know your equipment, your ability, and the area in which you are riding — and prepare accordingly. Be self-sufficient at all times, keep your equipment in good repair, and carry necessary supplies for changes in weather or other conditions. A well-executed trip is a satisfaction to you and not a burden or offense to others. Always wear a helmet and appropriate safety gear