Access Nature

The physical, mental, and emotional benefits of access to nature are widely known, yet communities that need these benefits the most are often excluded from outdoor spaces. What does accessibility in the outdoors actually mean, and how can it be improved for all people with disabilities? Syren Nagakyrie shares their experiences as a disabled hiker and offers some suggestions.


Disabled Hikers




The Disabled Hiker’s Guide to Western Washington and Oregon: outdoor adventures accessible by car, wheelchair, and foot

“Helping Disabled People Find Belonging Outdoors”

“A New Adventure Guide for People with Disabilities”

“Disabled Hikers: Outdoor Hikes and Guides Made by and for People with Disabilities”

National and State Parks

National Park Service: Accessibility for Visitors

National Park Service: Access Pass

Washington State Parks: ADA Recreation


Outdoor Developed Areas: A Summary of Accessibility Standards for Federal Outdoor Developed Areas

Guidelines for Providing Trail Information to People with Disabilities

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