Helping Wheelchair Hikers Find Hiking Trails

Overview of a recently developed wheelchair-friendly filter showcasing how it was made, lessons learned, and how it serves their community of hikers.

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June 29, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (Pacific Time) {more time zones}

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Mountain Time)
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (Central Time)
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM (Eastern Time)


FREE for members
FREE for nonmembers

Learning Credit Cost: FREE


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Webinar Outline

Washington Trails Association recently developed and deployed a wheelchair-friendly filter with the help of wheelchair hikers in their community. The presenter will review how they made it, what they learned (and are still learning), and how it serves this community of hikers.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand why you are developing a tool
  • Learn the process behind website development, using a specific example, from research to testing to deployment
  • Understand what audience your tool is serving and what their needs are


Calling Land Managers! Email [email protected] to let us know about wheelchair friendly trails (and any other updates you might have) on your lands!


This webinar qualifies as a Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) course (via LA CES).

Webinar Resources

Keep an eye out for trips done by wheelchair hikers or those who hike with wheelchair hikers. Examples linked below:

  • Review of trip reports for the word “wheelchair”
  • Ian's Ride
  • Sports Illustrated Article About Ian’s 2022 Ride
  • Washington Trail Association (WTA) App

    Other accessibility resources

    Rails to Trails Conservancy Accessible Recorded Webinars


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    Loren Drummond, Senior Digital Strategy Manager, Washington Trails Association
    Seattle, Washington

    Loren has dedicated her career at WTA and other nonprofits to using digital communications for positive change. She's backpacked (and rebuilt) sections of the Colorado Trail, and she's put in miles on the Appalachian and Pacific Crest Trails, too. At WTA, she loves connecting with and supporting an incredible community of volunteers, hikers and would-be hikers with Washington's wild places. She has a particular fondness for desert camping, alpine basins and marmots.


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