The trail goes through private lands, including and active cattle farms. Exercise caution and respect.
Dogs must be leashed at all times.
Pack out all litter.
More information can be found on the Virginia Military Institute's website for the trail at http://www.vmi.edu/chessie.
The Rockbridge Area Conservation Council brought the trail to the attention of the Nature Conservancy and Virginia Commission on Outdoor Recreation, and in 1978 the Nature Conservancy accepted deed to the property. The deed was transferred to the VMI Foundation Inc. in 1979, and then to Virginia Military Institute in 2009.