Group Hike: Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually Wildlife Refuge, Olympia

Disabled Hikers is back in Olympia! Come see us at AbiliCon on September 21 and then join us at the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge on September 22. We’ll hike together, picnic, and enjoy the company of other disabled people in a beautiful refuge.

RSVP here or on Facebook so we know to expect you!

Where: Nisqually Wildlife Refuge, Olympia, WA
When: Sunday, September 22, 1:00pm
Trail Description: There are several trail options to choose from, and we will decide as a group which to take. There is a 1 mile ADA accessible loop trail through a mixed forest and estuary area, which also connects to a 0.5 mile compact gravel estuary trail, leading to a 1 mile boardwalk over the estuary. We will do some or all of the trail system as the group decides. Here is a trail map.
Pets: Service animals always welcome. Pets are not allowed in the refuge.
Cost: Suggested donation of $5 – $15. The refuge charges a $3 entrance fee per four adults, cash or check only. They also accept America the Beautiful passes.
Parking: There is ample parking in two public lots, with accessible parking spots.

We welcome anyone who needs a group of supportive, slow moving hikers. We also welcome those who are new to hiking and supportive friends and family. The group hikes together; we match the pace of the ‘slowest’ hiker and make decisions about which trail to take and when to turn back as a group.

Disabled Hikers is an inclusive group. All of our hikes begin with a moment to honor the ancestral people of the land and their living descendants, and introductions. You will also be welcomed to share a bit about why you are here. There is never any pressure to share anything, and if you want to be anonymous that is okay too.

Other things to keep in mind:

Please read the hike description. Trails are chosen to be as enjoyable as possible for the most folks, but only you can decide if a hike is appropriate for you.
Please do not offer anyone advice or assistance without asking first.
If you have questions at any time, please ask. We’re here for you!


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