Disabled Hikers is coming back to Portland! Join us for a wheelchair accessible hike at Tryon Creek State Natural Area followed by a gathering at the accessible shelter. Syren will be happy to geek out on fall plants with you. If it is raining too heavy, we will just enjoy time in nature at the shelter and nature center. In the case of severe weather, we’ll adjust the schedule or have a meetup indoors. I’ll be in touch with everyone who registers!
RSVP through the form at the bottom of this page, or on Facebook, so you don’t miss important information!
Where: Tryon Creek Natural Area, Portland, Oregon
When: Saturday, November 2, 1:00pm
Trail Description: There are several trail options. We will plan to take the 0.3 mile ADA accessible paved trail. We can extend the hike up to 1.5 miles on a loop of compact gravel trails. These trails are level, with two short grades of approximately 17% at the end. There are some roots in the trail. The decision about which trails to take will be made as a group. I highly recommend reviewing the trail guide at Access Trails
Pets: Service animals always welcome. Leashed pets who are comfortable in group settings are welcome on this hike.
Cost: Donation of $5 – $20.
Parking: Paved parking area with several accessible parking spots. There are accessible restrooms and water fountains.
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, rest when needed, and make decisions about 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!