Avoid beginning hikes late in the afternoon as you may not be able to complete your hike before sundown. Navigating after dark gets tricky, and most trails are considered closed to the public after sunset unless you’re camping.
The real joy [of volunteering] is seeing people using the Trail, and knowing they couldn't do that without the work of volunteers.
- Charles Weber
Palmetto Conservation Volunteer Coordinator
HIKE QUIETLY. Speak in low voices and turn your cell phone down, if not off. Enjoy the sounds of nature and let others do the same. Think of your hike as a time to disconnect or “unplug” and experience the outdoors.