Wheelchair Accessible Trails by State
Many routes listed on TrailLink.com are wheelchair accessible trails, providing not only recreation but safe pathways for wheelchair users and others with special mobility needs. While standards for ADA compliance on wheelchair trails are not uniform, many trail management groups do make wheelchair accessibility a priority. Our criteria for trail accessibility consider the trail's grade, surface, and width as well as its access points.
Routes noted as wheelchair trails on this website generally have an asphalt or concrete surface, although some crushed limestone trails are also suitable for wheelchairs. We try to note convenient access points and accessible parking facilities. However, not all trails marked as wheelchair friendly are accessible throughout the entire trail's length. When in doubt, check the links provided with a particular trail (under "Related Links" on the trail description page) to see if it truly is a wheelchair accessible trail.
The trail description on TrailLink.com should indicate where sections are not wheelchair accessible, but again, some don't simply because we may not have that information. We do rely on local trail users, so let us know the details if you encounter useful information-or misinformation! USA TechGuide (http://www.usatechguide.org/techguide.php?vmode=1&catid=421) has links to wheelchair friendly trails, and Wheelchair Accessible Hikes (http://www.greatwheelchairaccessiblehikes.com/) also lists trails by state.
All trails listed on TrailLink.com are multi-use, so keep in mind the common right-of-way rules of thumb, unless otherwise posted on the trail: wheelchair users yield to horses.
Explore wheelchair trails and wheelchair trail maps on TrailLink.com and use our comprehensive trail guides with descriptions, photos, and reviews to plan your next outdoor adventure. Use our advance search feature to find accessible trails that meet your needs and tastes.
Though we try to provide the most up-to-date information wheelchair accessible trails, we don't always get it right. If you find any errors on TrailLink.com, please let us know by clicking on the "edit this trail" link and giving us updates; include as many details as possible. Also, you can help your fellow wheelchair trail users by posting a review of the trail and noting accessibility details that will prove useful for their journey. Show us your photos, too, by posting them directly to the website. We can't wait to see what you've discovered!