Trail Safety

  • Trails are Open Dawn to Dusk. Don’t be caught in the dark – carry a flashlight with you.
  • Use the Buddy System. If you choose to be out alone, be sure someone knows where you will be at what times. Children under 11 should not use the trails without adult supervision and teens should always have a buddy.
  • Be Sure Your Cellphone Location Feature is on Location services will make it easier for emergency personnel to find you if there is an accident.
  • Wear Proper Safety Equipment. Be sure you are visible with bright clothing, lights and reflectors. Always wear a helmet when riding a bicycle.
  • Lock Your Parked Car and Keep Valuables Out of Sight.
  • Be Aware Of Your Surroundings
  • No Motorized Vehicles Are Allowed on the Trail. Only motorized wheelchairs, maintenance and rescue
    vehicles are permitted on trails. Report all others to 911.
  • Keep Right and Yield the Right of Way. Stay on the right side of the trail. Skaters, joggers and bicyclists yield to pedestrians; all users yield to horses.
  • Be Aware of Your Speed. The B&O Trail speed limit is 12 mph.
  • Stay On the Trail. Do not disturb the trail’s surrounding vegetation to protect
    the trees, plants and wildflowers.
  • Don’t Litter. Remember: pack in and pack out. Respect the trail environment by properly disposing of items.
  • Keep Pets on Short Leashes. Protect your pet and others by keeping them on a leash. Remember to clean up after your pet.
  • No Horses on Paved Trail Except Where Permitted


Report Suspicious Activity – Call (317) 852-1100.

Call 911 in Case Of an Emergency

Report Unsafe Trail Conditions Call Brownsburg Parks at (317) 858-4172

9-1-1 Trail Markers

Located on the B&O Trail

As you walk the B&O Trail, you may notice that it is lined with mile markers signs. These markers were put in place to help 9-1-1 callers identify their exact location to aid dispatch and emergency responders.

Photo by @jessiethehikinggal

Sidewalks and paths that provide access to facilities within the parks are cleared as soon as our staff can address them.

Depending on specific snow events, our staff have to assist other Town departments with higher priority areas throughout Town. Greenways or trails in lower priority areas are addressed as available resources allow.

If you choose to walk on the trails during winter,, please use caution in case of ice or black ice. Have your cell phone with you and the GPS on so emergency vehicles can locate you in an emergency.

Winter Weather Trail Safety