Love Your Self, Love Your Place
To build a community of disabled people around love of the outdoors and advocate for disabled people within the outdoors movement.
A transformed outdoors culture that embraces accessibility in all of its forms and supports a thriving community of disabled outdoors people.
About the Project
Disabled Hikers is a project by disabled hikers for disabled hikers. We provide information and resources that will help you know what to expect on a trail and plan accordingly. We want to help you enjoy the outdoors and love the experience from where you are. If you have a friend or family member who is disabled, or if you are a beginning hiker, or you have temporary mobility limitations, this site may be helpful too. About the Project lists the details included in the guides; this is also helpful if you want to write your own accessible hiking guides..
Syren Nagakyrie, the founder, also leads group hikes around the Olympic Peninsula and western Washington and Oregon.
We invite participation from the disabled community. Our goal is to include Tales from the Trails, hike descriptions, and trail reports from around the country and to develop a community forum. Share your story, send us a trail report, and join us on Facebook and Instagram.
How to Use this Website
Hike descriptions include detailed information on trail conditions, elevation changes, getting to the site, wheelchair access, and other factors of accessibility. The descriptions are supplemented with a Spoon Rating which gives a general guide as to the difficulty of the trail and the effort required, with consideration for how restorative the experience may be.
To find a hike, you can navigate to the geographic area you are interested in on the menu bar (located at the top of the page on desktop or in a nested menu on mobile). The page will include excerpts from each of the hikes in that region. The excerpt will include the spoon rating, a location, and a brief description. Navigate to each post to read the full guide.
There are also trail reports in each of the geographic areas. These shorter reviews give basic information about trail accessibility and conditions, but do not go into the full detail of a hiking guide.
If you want to find a hike that is a certain spoon rating, that is wheelchair accessible, near a specific town, or that includes a certain feature (such as a waterfall), scroll down on any page to the bottom menu bar. In the center is a section labeled tags. Click on the one that matches what you are looking for (you can only select one at a time).
You can also search the website. On the right side of the menu bar is a search icon. Click there and try your search.
Our logo was generously donated by Summer Breeze Graphic Design.