Waters Trail Users Guidelines
The paved Falling Waters Trail is
12 feet wide
and there is ample space for
everyone, but if you’ve never been on a trail that has wheeled
vehicles along with walkers, you might not be aware of the speed of
these wheeled users.
users should keep to the right, as though there was a center-line
(we may have to fundraise more money to pay for such a line
Faster moving trail
users on wheels should announce their presence to those they wish to
pass by ringing a bell or saying, “on-your-left”, so as not to
surprise them as they are passed. Those users being alerted should
move to the right. Faster moving users should, however, yield a
wide area to slower traffic and pass with caution.
stopping to chat or rest, trail users should move onto the unpaved
trail shoulder to allow others to pass.
users should approach horses with caution, knowing that the horse
might get spooked by a bicycle or person walking a dog.
users should approach children with caution, knowing that they might
dart out, suddenly change direction, or stop short.
Parents should instruct their children to stay in a single file when
someone else is coming to pass them
cyclists would be advised to wear helmets; rollerbladers should have
Drivers should approach
all trail crossings with caution and trail users should stop, look,
listen at all road crossings.
up after your dog or horse with a plastic bag. Please don't leave
Carry out your own trash
and feel free to pickup after others who are less considerate. We
will all work together to keep our trail clean.
Falling Waters Trail County Park Rules and Regulations:
questions and specific trail usage questions should be directed to
Jackson County Parks and Recreation, (517) 788-4320.
NON-MOTORIZED USAGE ONLY
Hours: One hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset.
Dogs/Pets: All dogs or pets shall be on a leash no more than six
feet in length and under immediate control
Horses: Prohibited to ride or lead a horse or other riding animal
on the paved portion of the Trail corridor
Alcoholic Beverage Usage: Consumption and/or possession of
alcoholic beverages is prohibited
By Authority of Section 504 of Act No. 451 of the Public Acts of
1994, as amended, being section 324-5-4 of the Michigan Compiled
Laws and in accordance with R229.671 and R229.922 of the Michigan
Administrative Code, by authority of Jackson County Ordinance No. 7
hunting and trapping is prohibited on the 100ft. Trail right-of-way
Discharge of a firearm or a bow is prohibited on the 100ft. Trail
Shooting a weapon across the 100ft. Trail right-of-way is prohibited