Syren shares an overview of the process they use when researching new trails.
There are many accessible recreation opportunities near Boise, Idaho. Here are three ideas for disabled travelers!
The Confluence Trail is a two spoon wheelchair hikeable trail at Sandy River Delta near Portland, Oregon.
Rock Shelter Trail is a two spoon wheelchair hikeable trail in North Cascades National Park that features a historic site and a creek.
This guide provides an accessibility overview of redwood and giant sequoia parks. Reviewed by Syren Nagakyrie, founder of Disabled Hikers, for Save The Redwoods League, using ADA/ABA guidelines and personal and professional experience.
Ionah shares what hiking alone means to them, what the land teaches about consent, and why they are never truly alone.
The Disabled Hiker’s Guide to Northern California: outdoor adventures accessible by car, wheelchair, and foot is the second book in the Disabled Hikers series to consider the diverse needs of disabled people in the outdoors.
Join Disabled Hikers for an outing at Powell Butte Nature Park! This wonderful park in the outer southeast of Portland offers incredible views of the mountains and a variety of ecosystems, including meadows, forest, and wetlands. A network of trails provides a variety of options. Our group hikes are access-centered and collaborative, and we will... Continue Reading →
Join Disabled Hikers for a casual gathering and wheelchair accessible hike at one of four redwoods parks in Northern California! You are invited to Disabled Hikers first group hikes in California! Syren is working on an accessible travel guide with Save the Redwoods League. This will be a great opportunity to gather with other people... Continue Reading →
Trail surface is one factor of building accessible trails. This article provides an introductory overview of the different types of trail surface, and the pros and cons of their use for an accessible trail.
Join Disabled Hikers as we celebrate International Disabled Persons Day with an accessible outing at Lettuce Lake Park! We will take a casual stroll and roll on the paved trail and/or the boardwalk, with many breaks along the way. Learn accessible outdoor tips and nature identification while we watch for wildlife. Masks are required for... Continue Reading →
Join Disabled Hikers for an accessible outing at French Broad River Park in Asheville, NC! We will take a short stroll and roll on the 0.5 mile paved path through the park, with an option to extend the outing along the French Broad River Greenway. Learn accessible outdoor tips and nature identification from the founder... Continue Reading →
Join Disabled Hikers for an accessible outing at Hidden Hollow Natural Area in Salt Lake City, Utah! We will take a short stroll and roll on the 0.5 mile paved path through the park, with an option to extend the outing to Sugar House Park. Learn accessible outdoor tips from the founder of Disabled Hikers... Continue Reading →
Join Disabled Hikers and Portland Audubon as we celebrate Disability Pride Month with an accessible wildlife viewing outing at Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden! We will take a short stroll and roll through the gardens to the lake. Learn accessible birding tips from Portland Audubon staff and a volunteer while enjoying this oasis in the city... Continue Reading →
Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden is a wheelchair accessible garden and wildlife site in Portland, Oregon.
Big Creek Nature Trail is a two spoon accessible hike through the rainforest located near Hoodsport, WA.
Aprili shares about climbing in Tanzania with the Usumbara Mountains and Mount Meru, and how nature provides a lifeline through disability.
Learn how to write alt text, image descriptions, audio descriptions, and captions for your outdoor content.
The physical, mental, and emotional benefits of access to nature are widely known, yet communities that need these benefits the most are often excluded from outdoor spaces. What does accessibility in the outdoors actually mean, and how can it be improved for all people with disabilities? Syren Nagakyrie shares their experiences as a disabled hiker and offers some suggestions.
Haley Diaz shares about her experience as a chronically ill and disabled hiker and discusses how to shift conversations about access.
The everyday reality of sick and disabled folks is now the temporary reality of the entire world. Let this be an opportunity to build more access and inclusion for people with disabilities.
Experience the outdoors in these virtual tours of national parks and other recreation sites.
The Disabled Hiker’s Guide to Western Washington and Oregon: outdoor adventures accessible by car, wheelchair, and foot is the first book of its kind to consider the diverse needs of disabled people in the outdoors.
Marymere Falls is a two- or five-spoon hike through old growth forest near Lake Crescent, Washington.
Tales from the Trails: Blue Mound State Park near Madison, Wisconsin offers accessible camping and swimming.
Autumn is a beautiful, unpredictable time of shifting weather. It is important to be prepared. Here are five fall hiking tips for the disabled hiker.
Hoh Rainforest River Walk takes you through Spruce rainforest to Alder groves and views of the Hoh river. It is rated two spoons, located near Forks, WA.
Madison Falls is a 1/10 mile one spoon wheelchair accessible trail to waterfall near Port Angeles, WA.
Trail Report: S Fork Hoh to Big Flat is a five spoon backcountry hike near Forks, Washington
Trail Report: Gatton Creek Trail, Lake Quinault is a one - three spoon hike to a bridge overlooking a waterfall near Lake Quinault.
Trail Report: Lake Aldwell/Elwha Dam Overlook is a two spoon, partially wheelchair accessible trail near Port Angeles.
Lyre Conservation Area is a two spoon 2 mile hike along a gravel road through mixed forest to the Strait of Juan de Fuca near Port Angeles, WA.
Spruce Railroad is a 6 mile four spoon hike along Lake Crescent with the option of a two spoon hike to a popular photo spot.
Deschutes Falls Park is a four spoon, muddy hike to stunning river and waterfall views. The park is near Olympia and Mount Rainier.
Elk Creek Conservation Area is rated a three spoon hike along a creek in quiet temperate rainforest in Forks, Washington.
Thanks for joining me! This website has been created by Syren Nagakyrie as a resource for disabled hikers by disabled hikers. We will give you the information you really need to make informed decisions about whether to attempt a trail. We are overcoming ableism and putting the right information into the hands of the people that... Continue Reading →