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Access Recreation

Going beyond accessible to adventure!

This web resource is a three-year project conducted by Access Recreation and made possible through two Metro Nature in Neighborhoods grants that has resulted in 36 trail assessments and 18 videos as of the end of 2017.

Explore some of our favorite trails across the Portland - Vancouver region

Informational video about the AccessTrails Project

AccessTrails provides important information for people of all abilities about recreational trails in the Portland - Vancouver region.

Trails reviewed by the AccessTrails Project

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Access Recreation [AR] has reviewed recreational trails in the Portland - Vancouver region from the perspective of users with various disabilities or ability levels in a multi-year AccessTrails project supported by a Metro Nature in Neighborhoods grant and by our partner agencies.

This site provides trail information using Guidelines developed by AR to increase access to pertinent information on trails for people with disabilities.

Our trail reviews don't intend to identify trails which are considered ADA accessible, but rather to share information about select trails of interest, as they are, so people with disabilities can make their own determination about whether to try a trail or not.  

Although the information presented addresses issues of importance for people with disabilities, we feel this information will benefit all trail users and sets a new standard that should be applied to all trail descriptions.