Trails

We’re always seeking new participating landowners to join contiguous parcels.

Currently, we have several trails consisting of approximately 12 miles.  One trail starts upstream of the intersection of South Run with Carters Run, and travels northeasterly toward Wilson Road. There are numerous opportunities for alternative routes and “double loops” along this trail.  The second trail runs between Cliff Mill and Wilson Roads and consists of approximately 5 miles. 

We do not publish trail maps for general circulation. OCTS is a membership organization.  While our goal is to create an extensive trail system, we envision usage of each trail by members in the immediate neighborhood.


OCTS Trail Etiquette

OCTS Golden Rule – Respect wishes of participating landowners as you traverse their properties. We rely on the graciousness of our participating landowners, without whom a trail system would not exist.  Additional rules of etiquette follow:

1.  Know your own skill sets and physical limitations so you can safely use the trail system and not negatively impact other users or the property, itself.  For example, control your dog, horse, or vehicle.
 
2.  If your route crosses a closed gate, be sure to close that gate. This is particularly important if the gate confines pastured livestock.  If it was open, leave it open.
 
3.  Avoid going through hayfields and croplands – use the perimeters. If you are going through an area with pastured livestock, slow down to a walk and give the livestock a wide berth. If on horseback, NEVER enter a fenced-in area containing other horses.
 
4.  If a path is becoming worn and rutted, move a few feet to the right or left to avoid this area.
 
5.  If you damage any property, stop and let the landowner know. Obviously, you are responsible financially for any damages you cause. Likewise, if you see any existing property damage, broken fences, downed livestock, etc., please notify the landowner, who might be unaware.


"Where Are The Trails?"

For OCTS Members  – They Can Start At Your Own Backdoor!

The best way to find a trail is to talk to your neighbor! As an example, on the graphic below are two Points of Contact (POC) for two different trails. Contact a POC and they will steer you in the right direction.