The Disabled Hiker’s Guidebook

I am very excited to announce that The Disabled Hiker’s Guide to Western Washington and Oregon: Outdoor Adventures Accessible by Car, Wheelchair, and Foot is being published by Falcon Guides in 2022!

The Disabled Hiker’s Guide to Western Washington and Oregon: outdoor adventures accessible by car, wheelchair, and foot will be the first book of its kind to consider the diverse needs of disabled people in the outdoors. The book will remove one of the barriers to access — a lack of information – by utilizing a rating system and detailed trail information designed for the disability community. 

This groundbreaking guidebook will include 60 outdoor adventures, including drive-up experiences, verified wheelchair accessible trails, and foot trails suitable for disabled hikers. Each trail is personally assessed according to Syren’s skilled and detailed review and established accessibility guidelines.

The book will also contain additional hiking tips, resources, and Indigenous land acknowledgments and information. This flagship book sets a precedent for more guides written by disabled hikers for disabled hikers.

This in-depth analysis requires extensive energy, time, and travel, and while the pandemic and wildfires have made that more complicated, the work continues!

Stay up-to-date by joining the Patreon page to receive behind the scenes updates while also supporting the work! You can make a one-time contribution towards expenses through PayPal.

You can also join the Disabled Hiker’s Guide Support Crew!

A hand drawn image in a gentle comic style. Three people in the center: a tall person with medium skin tone and bald head with walking stick stands on the left, a person with dark skin tone and purple mohawk sits in a wheelchair in center, a person with light skin tone and blonde ponytail with a service dog stands on the right. In the foreground is a pond with a leaping salmon and two kinds of water plants. The ground has many flowers. In the background is a western red cedar and tall mountains. The words Disabled Hikers curve across the top.

Thank You For Your Support

Thank you to the 200+ people who supported The Disabled Hiker’s Guide fundraiser! Thanks to you, we met our goal! I am so grateful to the following people and many more:

Avi Golden; Janis Ware; Liz “Rest Step” Fallin; Lauren; Mark Welch; Tom; WilderLife Coach; Katie Mowrer; Lori N. Evans; Shanta Kaneshiro; Morrison Outdoors; Lupa; Caz Killjoy; Ealasaid Haas; Wayne Adams; Marty Burwell; Max Seader; Adventures Without Limits

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  1. Between “long overdue,” “perfect timing,” and “here’s to a future of freedom,” I hail all who have worked see this amazing project come full circle!!! I can hardly wait to own a copy myself and purchase the guide as gifts. With deep gratitude, a former high energy athlete — a now frustrated disabled senior.


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