Share the Trail Sign

Multiuse Trail System

Make yourself known on the trails, say "hello" to equestrians to identify yourself as a human and not a predator for the oncoming horse. Blind turns are common. Slow down and be prepared to stop suddenly.

Endangering or disrupting others is considered Disorderly Conduct, a Class III Misdemeanor which may result in a fine and court costs. See more about responsible riding here: International Mountain Biking Association's (IMBA) Rules of the Trail.

Important Forest Rules

  • The Forest is open daily, 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Do not climb on rocks.
  • Jumping or diving from waterfalls is prohibited.
  • Swimming or wading upstream of waterfalls is prohibited (within 300 feet of the waterfall).
  • All pets must be on a physical leash and under control at all times.
  • Camping is not allowed on DSRF.
  • Areas or trails designated "No Entry," "Do Not Enter," or "Authorized Personnel Only" are prohibited to trail users.
  • Alcohol and illegal controlled substances are prohibited.
  • Fires and charcoal grills are not allowed on any part of DSRF.

The North Carolina Administrative Code provides State Forests the authority to implement rules that provide for public safety and natural resource protection.