frequently asked questions
Is the ERT free?
The ERT is free and open for everyone! Walkers, runners, cyclists, skateboarders, pets, etc.
What should I bring on the trail?
Preparation makes for a great day on the trail. Bring water, sunscreen, snacks, phone, money, and a way to carry everything.
Are pets allowed on the trail?
Yes. Please remember to keep dogs on a leash not to exceed 6 feet and always clean up after your pets.
Are there public restrooms along the trail?
Many trail-adjacent businesses offer restrooms to trail users. They are less frequent in the northernmost residential section of the trail, so plan accordingly.
Who do I contact in case of emergencies?
For emergencies, dial 911. To report illegal activities, contact Norfolk police at (757) 441-5610.
Who do I contact in case of a maintenance issue?
To report maintenance or non-emergency safety concerns, email [email protected].
Who are trail ambassadors?
Trail Ambassadors are volunteers with vests. They perform patrols that help keep the ERT safe, clean, and fun for everyone. For more information about our bi-annual ambassador trainings, email [email protected].
Where can I find planned itineraries?
With 10.5 miles of trail, there are many great routes to explore. Pro tip: Follow ERT on Strava to see fun rides and runs from other trail users and share your own!
Where can I rent bikes?
There’s never a shortage of Lime electric bikes available along the trail. Pedego Electric Bikes are close to the downtown section of trail and available to rent by the hour.
How do I find cool ERT gear?
At our ERT Merch Shop! Find the perfect gift for the trail lover in your life.