Frequently Asked Questions:

What is a trail?

Trails are soft-surfaced facilities for single or multiple use by pedestrians, equestrians, and mountain bicyclists. They are typically away from motor vehicle roads and are primarily recreational in nature but can also serve as an alternative nonmotorized transportation route. The primary purpose of trails is to provide the recreation, transportation, health, and quality of life benefits associated with walking, hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding throughout the County’s varied environments. Trails also provide accessibility and connectivity to scenic and recreational areas.

What is a pathway?

Pathways are nonmotorized transportation facilities located within a parkway or road right-of-way. A riding and hiking trail located in the road right-of-way is considered a pathway. Typical pathway width is 10 feet with decomposed granite or natural tread surface material (not paved). Pathways are intended to serve both circulation and recreation purposes. They provide a different experience from trails and are not an equivalent substitute; however, pathways help make critical connections and are an integral part of a functional trail system.

How do I become a member of Ramona Trails Association?

You can become a member of RTA by going to the Forms & Fliers page for instructions on how to pay either via postal mail with a downloadable/printable membership form or how to pay online via PayPal.