Trails for All People

Guidance for Accessibility and Inclusive Design

How can trail groups, local governments, and land trusts responsibly plan, develop, and operate trails that are accessible by all people, including those with limited mobility? What are best management practices? What is legally required? When is universal accessibility not appropriate?

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Adaptive Recreation: Hiking and Biking for Mobility Device Users

posted Feb 24, 2024

This U.S. Fish and Wildlife presentation by Quinn Brett focuses on trail information and trail usability.

Age and Dementia Friendly Design Considerations for Physical Infrastructure

posted Oct 3, 2023

Inclusive design can address functional needs arising from dementia.

The Trail Access Project Removes Barriers to the Outdoors

posted Feb 11, 2022

Their goal is to facilitate the removal of barriers to recreational trail usage through providing information, increasing accessible features, and supporting park managers in making changes.

Trail Accessibility Hub

posted Nov 9, 2021

Everything you need to know about planning, building, and maintaining accessible trails.

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