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published Feb 1, 2014

National Trail Surfaces Study

by U.S. Access Board, National Center on Accessibility

In 2007 the National Center on Accessibility (NCA) entered into an agreement with the U.S. Access Board and National Park Service to investigate natural firm and stable surface alternatives when creating accessible pedestrian trails, including crushed stones, packed soil, and other natural material.


published Aug 1, 2012

USFS Accessibility Guidebook for Outdoor Recreation and Trails

by USDA Forest Service

This guidebook was written to help designers and managers apply FSORAG and FSTAG to their work and to pro- vide guidance for integrating accessibility into outdoor recreation site and trail projects.


published Sep 26, 2013

FAQ: What are the guidelines for constructing an ADA compliant remote access trail path in National Forests?

by American Trails Staff

On September 26th the U.S. Forest Service released the agency’s 2013 Accessibility Guidebook on Outdoor Recreation and Trails that updates the agency’s direction on providing recreational opportunities accessible to everyone.


published Jun 1, 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.


published Jun 1, 2006

Park and Trail Accessibility Design Guidelines

by MIG, Inc.

An important goal of this plan is to provide integrated recreational experiences for all visitors—with and without disabilities—employing the principles of universal design that are incorporated into these accessibility design guidelines.


published Aug 1, 2013

Forest Service Trail Accessibility Guidelines (FSTAG)

by USDA Forest Service

The FSTAG and the Forest Service Outdoor Recreation Accessibility Guidelines (FSORAG) are the legally enforceable standards for use in outdoor recreation areas on the National Forest System for the facilities, routes, and features addressed in these guidelines.


published Jan 23, 2019

FAQ: Do the low stream crossings for trails and greenways conform to accessibility guidelines?

by American Trails Staff

Low water crossings are designed to allow normal flow under the trail, and to be over-topped during seasonal floods.


published Mar 9, 2009

Braille trail building and renovation

by American Trails Staff

Braille trails and sensory gardens offer sustainable and accessible ways to safely experience the outdoors and provide opportunities to interact with nature.


published Sep 1, 2000

Soil Stabilizers On Universally Accessible Trails

For the past several years, national forests around the country have been looking for ways to make areas more universally accessible, while maintaining a natural appearance that is not as distracting as concrete, asphalt, boardwalks, and other obviously manmade pathways.


published Jun 1, 2013

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.


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Miracle Recreation

Monett, Missouri

While all US playgrounds are required to be ADA-compliant, inclusive play spaces from Miracle Recreation® go beyond accessibility alone. As inclusive playground equipment manufacturers and designers, we make it possible ...


878 E Highway 60, Monett, Missouri 65708
U.S. (888) 458-2752 | International: +1-417-235-6917

Move United

Rockville, Maryland

Move United’s mission is to provide national leadership and opportunities for individuals with disabilities to develop independence, confidence, and fitness through participation in community sports, competition, recreat...


451 Hungerford Drive, Suite 608, Rockville, Maryland 20850
(301) 217-0960

Bay Area Barns and Trails

Mill Valley, California

Bay Area Barns and Trails (BABT) assists landowners and land managers with preservation and maintenance of publicly accessible barns, stables, pastures, staging areas, horse camps, and trails throughout Alameda, Contra C...


PO Box 2435, Mill Valley, California 94942
[email protected]

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