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posted Mar 10, 2020

Unifying the Trails Community

by American Trails Staff

By recognizing the common goals that all trail user types share, and fighting for those goals together, it is possible to create a real and positive impact on the trails world.

categories: Accessible Trail Resources
tags: trails move people (tmp), editorial

published Feb 1, 2014

National Trail Surfaces Study

by US 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.

categories: Accessible Trail Resources
tags: accessibility and accessible trails

posted Apr 13, 2019

USFS Accessibility Guidebook for Outdoor Recreation and Trails

by USDA Forest Service

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

categories: Accessible Trail Resources
tags: accessibility and accessible trails

posted Apr 13, 2019

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.

categories: Accessible Trail Resources
tags: accessibility and accessible trails

posted Jul 11, 2018

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.

categories: Accessible Trail Resources
tags: faq, parks, federal, accessibility and accessible trails

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.

categories: Accessible Trail Resources
tags: accessibility and accessible trails, hiking

posted Mar 30, 2018

Park and Trail Accessibility Design Guidelines

by MIG

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.

categories: Accessible Trail Resources
tags: accessibility and accessible trails

posted 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.

categories: Accessible Trail Resources
tags: faq, accessibility and accessible trails, floodway

posted Jul 24, 2018

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.

categories: Accessible Trail Resources
tags: maintenance, accessibility and accessible trails

posted May 23, 2018

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.

categories: Accessible Trail Resources
tags: maintenance, accessibility and accessible trails

Results from the Business Directory


National Ability Center

The National Ability Center empowers individuals of all abilities by building self-esteem, confidence and lifetime skills through sport, recreation and educational programs.


1000 Ability Way, Park City, Utah 84060
(435) 649-3991

Outdoors For All

The Outdoors for All Foundation transforms lives through outdoor recreation. Founded in 1979 in the Pacific Northwest, Outdoors for All is a national leader in delivering adaptive and therapeutic recreation for children...


344 NE 74th St #102, Seattle, Washington 98115
(206) 838-6030 • [email protected]

Professional TrailBuilders Association

Supporting quality trailbuilding since 1976.


100 South 36th Street, Boulder, Colorado 80305
360-734-7270 • [email protected]

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