Spearhead Trails Trail Rules & Regulations
Rules & Etiquette
- All trail users and passengers shall have a valid Spearhead Trails user permit sticker.
- The user permit sticker is always to be affixed to the left side of user’s helmet below the goggle line by either permit adhesive or Velcro tape.
- If no helmet is required, user must have permit plainly displayed and readily available.
- Any rider shall have a permit in their possession when on the trail and shall present it when asked by a Spearhead Trails Ranger or law enforcement officer.
- Lost or stolen permits should contact the Spearhead Trails office at(276) 807-7581 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Unless otherwise stated in rules, everyone shall wear a DOT, SNELL, or other approved helmet.
- Trails are open from sunrise to sunset unless otherwise designated.
- Trails may be closed or rerouted for any reason deemed appropriate or as needed for maintenance and/or safety reasons.
- Dress properly according to conditions.
- Riders shall wear approved safety equipment and attire.
- We recommend gloves, goggles, boots and protective gear to maximize your trail experience.
- During hunting season, “blaze orange” is encouraged for all trail users.
- Obey all trail rules and regulations.
- Riders shall obey posted speed limits, trail boundaries, and requests from Spearhead Trails Rangers.
- Adult supervision is required for those under age 18.
- All riders are required to stop when signaled by a Spearhead Trails ranger or law enforcement officer.
- All riders regardless of age shall sign a Spearhead Trails liability waiver.
- If underage, a parent or guardian shall sign a liability waiver for that individual.
- A valid Driver’s License or Photo ID is required to sign waiver and to purchase a permit.
- All applicable Federal and State laws will be enforced and shall always be adhered to by all users.
- Riders shall always carry a photo ID.
- Drive or ride at a speed reasonable for conditions and adhere to all directional and speed limit signs.
- No drugs or alcoholic beverages may be consumed or carried.
- No firearms or fireworks.
- Obey all signs, gates, and barriers.
- Stay on marked trails, only enter and exit the trail systems at a trailhead, community or other approved connectors.
- Do not enter a “no trail,” “no entry” or any other gated area.
- Stay out of streams and all non-designated wetlands or water collection areas.
- No fires and no camping on the trails.
- Dogs must always be leashed when on all Spearhead Trails Systems.
- Vehicles, equines, and bikes shall be under control and appropriate to the rider’s age, size, and experience.
- DO NOT LITTER. Have respect for nature and the surrounding environment. Pack out what you pack in.
- As a best practice, don’t be on the trails alone. Always bring along a partner.
Jeep Trail Rules
- Helmets are not required but Driver and Passengers are encouraged to wear Helmets
- All Jeeps and 4x4 vehicles that are tagged and street legal will be permitted on Jeep Trails.
- Any non-tagged vehicle that isn’t classified as an ATV, Side by Side, UTV, Adventure Bike, Dirt Bike, or Dual-Sport Bike IS NOT permitted on trail.
- Driver and Passengers must be in a manufacturer-approved seat with seatbelt fastened
- No Riders in the Bed of Trucks
- Riders are responsible for removing damaged vehicles from the trails.
- Riders are responsible for containment and cleanup of any spilt fluids or glass.
- Safety Riders are encouraged to ride in groups of two or more.
Easiest Trails (Green) - Approved More Difficult Trails (Blue) - Approved
Most Difficult Trails (Black) - Designated trails only Expert Trails (Yellow) - Unimproved trails
Bring Necessary Equipment to help in the event of vehicle getting stuck
Special Safety Requirements
For All Motorized Vehicles
- No person shall drive an ATV/UTV unless that person meets the minimum age recommendation specified by the ATV/UTV manufacturer for the ATV/UTV that is being driven.
- No passengers on any machine unless the machine is manufactured for the driver and a passenger.
- The number of passengers carried on a side-by-side utility type vehicle shall be limited by the number of manufacturers installed seat belts.
- Speed Limit is limited to 25 mph.
- Individual and machine liability insurance is encouraged for all riders.
- Unauthorized 4x4 road vehicles, rock crawlers, rail buggies, and dune buggies are not allowed.
- Refuel at gas stations or at trailheads. Be careful when refueling and always start your ride with a full tank.
- Follow all rules and regulations identified in UTV owner’s manual and rules and regulations listed below:
- Utility Type Vehicles can only be operated on designated trails.
- Machines may not be self-constructed or modified from manufacturer’s specifications.
- Units shall be equipped with a steering wheel from the manufacturer.
- Units shall be equipped with ROPS (Roll-Over Protection System) from the manufacturer.
- Machines shall be equipped with manufacturer seat belts and shall be in good working order.
- Low-pressure tires required - Max 20 psi at manufacturer’s recommended inflation.
- All participants shall abide by all the manufacturer’s requirements regarding the age and size of operators and passengers.
Equine Trail Rules
- An equine-approved helmet is required for those under the age of 18. Helmets are strongly recommended for all riders.
- Young or inexperienced riders and/or horses are not to be on the trail without an experienced rider and equine.
- Equines and young riders that are inexperienced or skittish shall be identified with a green ribbon tied to their mounts tail.
- An animal prone to kick shall have a red ribbon affixed to their tail, and a stud shall have a yellow ribbon affixed to their tail.
- A Negative Coggins test is required for all equines using the trails.
- This shall be presented upon request by any Spearhead Trails Ranger or law enforcement officer.
- If required by rider’s state of residence, a health certificate for equines shall be presented upon request.
- The state of Virginia requires all out of state equines to have a health certificate.
Axe Room Rules
- Respect the game, play fairly, and follow all rules and policies.
- Accept & respect the decisions of WATL/SRRA/or other officials.
- Demonstrate good sportsmanship before, during, and after games win or lose.
- Be responsible for the sportsmanship of teammates and assist in maintaining a respectful environment for all participants.
- Under no circumstances are live targets allowed . No thrower is to throw an object at a target while there is a person or live object in between or in front of the thrower.
- No Trick Throwing is allowed. The only two throws allowed are single hand overhead or two hand overhead.
- SRRA reserves the right to inspect all blades and blade-throwing accessories prior to entry or uses on range.
- Cross lane throwing or throwing at anything other than your own target in your assigned lane is strictly prohibited.
- Do not run in the range.
- No throwing of multi head blades.
- Never step in front of the throwing line to retrieve any objects until your lane is clear and safe.
- All non-throwers must stay behind the marked safety line.
- Closed toe shoes are required.
- Report any unsafe conditions or activities to staff member immediately.
- SRRA has the right to end any players or group activities that it deems unsafe for any reason with or without reason or cause.
- Follow all WATL rules.
Rock Climbing Rules
- Every climber must have signed a waiver with the SRRA and check in with the Rock Wall Staff prior to climbing.
- Staff has the right to check your personal climbing equipment for safety concerns.
- Climbing barefoot is not allowed. Non-marking, closed toed and closed heel shoes are required.
- Food and drink are prohibited at the Rock Wall (with the exception of bottled water or chewing gum).
- Do not swing or pull on any ropes.
- Do not climb above or below another fellow climber.
- It is recommended that pockets be emptied and jewelry removed to prevent potential injury or damage to equipment.
- Use chalk sparingly and be courteous to others around you.
- Only staff is authorized to set routes with holds and perform maintenance on the Rock Wall.
- Climbers may set routes using tape during Rock Wall hours of operation.
- Be respectful and courteous to Staff and fellow climbers.
- SRRA staff reserve the right to remove participants from the Rock Wall at their discretion and enforce safety policies.
- Rock Wall policies and procedures may occasionally be updated based on industry standards. Please take notice when they do, as they will be posted.
Unsafe climbing practices are not permitted.
- All participants will provide proper care of all equipment.