Accessible Trails

National Parks Access Pass

Each pass covers entrance fees at lands managed by the National Park Service and US Fish & Wildlife Service and also standard amenity fees (day use fees) at lands managed by the US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, and US Army Corps of Engineers. A pass covers the pass owner and all occupants in a personal vehicle at sites that charge per vehicle or, the pass owner and up to three additional adults (16 and over) at sites that charge per person. Children ages 15 or under are admitted free. Get more information.

Cost: Free lifetime pass

Available for: US citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities. Applicants must provide documentation of permanent disability and residency or citizenship.

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Below is a collection of some of the best accessible trails around Oregon and SW Washington.

These have been compiled through conversations with other wheelchair users, notably Chuck Frayer, and an excellent 2008 article in the Oregonian by Terry Richards highlighting some of the best place to hike, fish and camp in Oregon. Following the outline of Richards’ article, added links to maps and resources about each trail. Feel free to leave a comment about additional trails or resources for the trails listed here. An excellent resource for Portland Metro area trails is


Willamette River Greenway: paved trail along the Portland waterfront starting at the Spaghetti Factory south of the SW Waterfront OHSU campus

Vera Katz Eastbank Esplanade: $30 million park on the east bank of the Willamette River in Portland

Springwater Corridor16-mile hard-surface path from Southeast Portland to Gresham

Fanno Creek Regional Trail

Tualatin Hills Nature Park and Greenway Park in Beaverton

Tryon Creek State Park in Lake Oswego

Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, north of Sherwood:

Columbia River Gorge

Segments of the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail

Tooth Rock near Cascade Locks

Mosier Twin Tunnels near Hood River

Riverfront Trail in The Dalles

Washington side of the Columbia Gorge

St. Cloud

Sams Walker

Fort Cascades

Catherine Creek

Southern Oregon


Lithia Park Trail in Ashland

Klamath Falls

OC&E Woods Line State Trail in Klamath Falls


Bear Creek Greenway from south Medford to Central Point and Talent to Ashland segments

Stewart State Park bike path near Shady Cove

Diamond Lake, 11-mile trail around lake

High Lakes Trail between Fish Lake and Lake of the Woods

Eastern Oregon

Oregon Trail Center at Baker City

Oregon Trail Interpretive Park in the Blue Mountains off Interstate 84 at Exit 248

Powder River Trail near Baker City

Southwest Washington

Camas, WA

Washougal River Greenway Trail in Camas

Carson, WA

Whistle Punk Trail near Carson, WA

Birth of a Lake near Coldwater Lake

Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument

Lava Canyon

Meta Lake

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