TRAILS FOR HIKERS AND BIKERS IN WILCOX PARK
The Woodlands Trails Committee, composed of members of the Recreation Commission, Environmental Commission and the biking community, developed a plan for trail use as well as new trails so that Wilcox Park can be shared pleasurably. A large trail map, posted at Birchwood Lake, indicates county trails , multi-use trails and those designated for foot-traffic only. The map indicates links to trails in the Tourne. Multi-use trails in other parts of the Borough are also clearly marked. Because this is a highly used small park, we urge users to be sensitive to the needs of others and to the environment.
- Use only open trails. Respect trail closures.
- Stay on the trails. Off-trail usage can disturb natural habitats and cause environmental damage.
- Refrain from using trails when they are muddy, such as after a hard rain or snow melt.
- If you encounter a trail maintenance problem, such as a flooded area or downed tree, notify Borough Hall.
- Do not break branches or disturb wildlife. Take out everything you bring in.
Interaction With Other Trail Users
- Stay to the right of the trail.
- Use extra caution in limited sight areas, especially around curves. Bikers should ride single-file.
- Groups should be alert to other users and not block trails.
Encounters With Animals
- Please keep your dog(s) on a leash. Pick up after your dogs. Trash bins are provided at the entrance to Wilcox Park.
- Don't startle wild animals. Give them extra room and clearance.
Off Road Bicycling
- Bikers must abide by the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) Rules of the Trail.
- You must wear helmets and ride bikes with a mounted noise device (bell or horn) in good working order.
- Please refrain from using trails marked as walk-only areas.
- On multi-use trails, yield to other users – human and animal.
Wilcox Park is a beautiful resource for our area. Please use and preserve this park so as to protect the fragile environment and enhance the enjoyment of all its users.