Accessibility and ADA
Below are resources and guidelines that provide detailed specifications for accessible trails, picnic and camping areas, viewing areas, beach access routes, and other components of outdoor developed areas for new builds and for altering existing trails. While there are exceptions for situations where terrain and other factors make compliance impracticable, it is important to understand the guidelines when beginning, updating or expanding any trail project. Exceptions are also recognized where compliance would conflict with the Endangered Species Act or other applicable laws.
- Architectural Barriers Act
- Federal Rules Regarding Mobility Devices: The federal ADA guidelines on mobility devices
- Americans with Disabilities Act: Rules for Accommodation: Questions and Answers on proposed ADA trail guidelines
- Shared Use Pathway Accessibility