CANCELLED Group Hike: Jackson-Frazier Wetland, Oregon

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Join Disabled Hikers for a group hike and birding at Jackson-Frazier Wetland! This wheelchair-accessible boardwalk takes you on an intimate journey through a thriving wetland with complex biodiversity. It is a 1 spoon hike and is wheelchair accessible. This trail is featured in The Disabled Hiker’s Guide to Western Washington and Oregon. Syren will have books available – get yours signed!

Our group hikes are access-centered and collaborative, and we will customize the hike based on everyone’s needs. We welcome all people who are disabled, chronically ill, and/or neurodivergent, and your family, friends, and caregivers. It is required that you wear a mask.

WhereJackson-Frazier Wetland, approximately 3.5 miles north of downtown Corvallis on Northeast Lancaster St.

When: Wednesday October 19, at 5:00pm. 

Note: The trail begins at the end of a suburban cul-de-sac.

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Stats

Spoon Rating: 1 spoon. Wheelchair-accessible boardwalk. Some wheelchair users may have difficulty with the vertical boards, and there are a couple of damaged areas with a steep cross-slope.

Distance: 0.9 mile lollipop loop; Starting Elevation: 220 feet; Elevation Gain: None; Max Grade: 5%; Max Cross-slope: 8%; Typical Width: 3 feet; Typical Surface: Boardwalk

Trail Description

The trail begins at the end of a cul-de-sac. The entire route is a boardwalk that is at least 4 feet wide with vertical boards, and pullouts and overlooks along the way. It is generally level and even, but there is a one inch high lip onto the boardwalk, and there are two short sections that are slightly collapsed with an 8% cross-slope, but there are guards along the outer edge.

If you need a more detailed trail description to decide whether to attempt the trail with us, contact us and we can send a copy of the description from the book.

Amenities

No toilets or water. There are benches along the trail.

Pets

Service dogs are always welcome. Pets are discouraged to reduce potential conflict and accessibility issues. 

Cost

Free. Donations gratefully accepted – it takes several hours to organize each group hike.

Parking

There are two signed accessible parallel parking spots along the sidewalk near a curb cut, four pull-in non-accessible spots, and plenty of street parking.

Transit

The 4 bus stops about 0.5 mile away and the 2 bus stops about 1 mile away.

About Disabled Hikers

Disabled Hikers is an inclusive disability-led and disability-centered organization grounded in principles of disability justice. 

We welcome anyone who is disabled, chronically ill, neurodivergent, or otherwise has lived experience of disability – we define these terms in the broadest way possible. We also welcome supportive friends and family. The group hikes together; we adapt the hike to match the needs of everyone present, rest when needed, and make decisions about when to turn back as a group.

All of our events begin with a moment to honor the land and the Indigenous peoples, followed by group introductions. 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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