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San Ramon Trails Logo Trail System Rules & Etiquette 

Adherence to the following guidelines will help ensure an enjoyable trail experience for a wide diversity of users.  Thank you for your cooperation. 


  • Trail Hours: dawn to dusk, year-round
  • Stay on designated trails. 
  • No smoking or alcoholic beverages allowed on any trail or in any open space area.
  • Bicycle speed limit: 15 m.p.h. maximum.
  • All bicycles must have a bell to signal other trail users
  • Bicycles always yield to pedestrians and horses.  before passing, slow down, ring bell and establish verbal contact.  
  • Pedestrians have the right of way on paved trails
  • Horses have the right of way on soft trails
  • No horses on paved trails
  • Pets must be under control on a six foot or shorter leash at all times. 
  • Do not disturb the plants or animals. 
  • Pack it in.  Pack it out!
  • No structures (including vendor equipment) allowed within the trail property boundaries. 
  • No camping or camp fires allowed. 
  • Close cattle gates after each use
  • No motorized vehicles allowed. 


  • Observe trails rules and signs 
  • Please respect private property and be considerate while using all trails.
  • Keep on the right, pass on the left and yield to faster moving users. 
  • Signal slower moving trail users when approaching.
  • Wear a helmet when cycling on in-line skating. 
  • Use caution when trail narrows and at high-use access points. 
  • Bicyclists stay on designated trail, two riders abreast maximum (single file if pedestrians are present)
  • Do not use sharp tipped poles.
  • Skateboarders stay on paved trail: no jumps or demonstration-type skateboarding.

To report an emergency by cell phone - Call San Ramon Police at 925-973-2779.  For questions or suggestion for the City of San Ramon Trails System, please e-mail [email protected]

Cattle Grazing Areas (noted on specific trail description):

Cattle may become defensive if they feel threatened.  Although occurrences are rare, cattle are know to charge and bump.  

Please be cautious around cattle:

  • Keep dogs on leash and away from cattle.  Cows may become agitated because they can't always distinguish between a dog and a coyote.  
  • Don't try to touch or pet cattle.  Don't go between a calf and cow.  Leave stray calves alone.  
  • Keep your distance and walk around herds rather than through them.  Give cattle plenty of space and a clear route of escape.  
  • If cattle are on the trail ahead, wave your arms and shout well in advance - they will usually disperse.  

If you encounter a cow, calf or bull that is acting in a threatening manner or appears to be injured, sick or dead, please keep your distance.  Note the location, color of the animal, ear tag number if you can safely see it, and report it to TN Cattle Company at (925) 997-5543.