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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
categories: General Interest


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.

  • tags: faq, accessibility, parks, federal
categories: Design and Building, Accessible trails

posted May 10, 2018

Other Power-driven Mobility Devices (OPDMD)

On March 15, 2011, new Department of Justice rules took effect, specifying the “other power-driven mobility devices” (OPDMD) that could be used on trails by “individuals with mobility disabilities.” If you manage a trail that is open to the public this rule applies to your facility.

  • tags: accessibility, free webinar
categories: Design and Building, Accessible trails

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
categories: Management and Maintenance, Youth Corps, General Interest, Trail Spotlights

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
categories: Design and Building, Accessible trails, General Interest, Trail Spotlights

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
categories: Design and Building, Accessible trails, General Interest, Trail Spotlights

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
categories: Design and Building, Accessible trails, General Interest, Trail Spotlights

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
categories: Design and Building, Accessible trails, General Interest, Trail Spotlights

posted Apr 2, 2018

Accessibility Guidelines for Pedestrian Facilities in the Public Right-of-Way

Public comment period closed February 2, 2012 on the new "Accessibility Guidelines for Pedestrian Facilities in the Public Right-of-Way"

  • tags: accessibility
categories: Funding and Planning, Design and Building, Accessible trails