Do not leave valuables in your car. Nothing ruins a fabulous trail experience then having your car broken into at the trailhead. Car break-ins at trailheads are relatively rare, but they do happen and they tend to cycle from area to area.
Do not leave anything valuable in your car. Wallets, cameras, iPods and other electronic equipment seem to be a target.
Remember that the glove compartment and trunk are not safe. It is easy for a thief to break a window and pop open your trunk from inside the car.
Remember that trailhead thieves are not looking to steal cars, they are looking for credit cards and electronic equipment they can quickly sell for cash.
If you do experience a break-in, be sure to report it to law enforcement authorities. This helps us determine where the problem areas are and try to provide better surveillance.