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posted Aug 27, 2018

Accessibility improved on Lake Mead trails

by Christie Vanover

Lake Mead National Recreation Area’s two National Recreation Trails, the Historic Railroad Trail and River Mountains Loop Trail, received funding for surface and drainage improvements to ensure that the trails are in good condition for years to come.



posted Jun 8, 2018

Hiking is for all Abilities

The beauty of hiking is that it is for all abilities. Opportunities for accessible trails as well as more challenging routes can be found in every corner of America.

  tags: accessibility

posted Apr 3, 2018

California Conservation Corps Learn New Skills on Accessible Urban Trail

San Diego County partnered with the California Conservation Corps to develop an accessible trail surfaced with hardened crushed granite material from TechniSoil LLC.

  tags: accessibility, conservation corps

posted Apr 3, 2018

A Model for Accessibility: Learning on Crotched Mountain Trails

by Peter Jensen with Peter S. Jensen & Associates

A sustainable trails that complies with the trail accessibility guidelines without changing the setting or outdoor experience.

  tags: accessibility

posted Apr 3, 2018

Cornelia, Georgia Builds Accessible Trails

The Universal Trail Assessment Process helps Cornelia, Georgia receive recreational trails funding for trail improvements.

  tags: utap, accessibility

posted Apr 3, 2018

Children’s Center Trail Project Breaks Down Barriers

This trail includes sections made of different materials that can teach children with disabilities how to maneuver on surfaces such as rubber, pea gravel, mulch, boardwalk decking, and concrete pavers.

  tags: accessibility

posted Apr 2, 2018

Accessible Trail Opens Michigan’s Ocqueoc Falls to All

by Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Division

Ocqueoc Falls Bicentennial Pathway leads visitors to the only publicly owned waterfall in Michigan's Lower Peninsula.

  tags: accessibility

posted Feb 5, 2018

Understanding the National Recreation Trails Program and National Water Trails System

This webinar is an introduction to the National Recreation Trails Program and the National Water Trails System.

  tags: free webinar

posted Dec 19, 2017

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

A new smooth, natural pathway with benches, accessible trailside restrooms, and viewing platform provides a more accessible wildlife experience.

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