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ADA Accessible Trails in Washington State

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Being disabled shouldn't mean you can't be happy, have fun, and enjoy nature. Here's a list of ADA accessible trails and recreational resources in Washington State.

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ADA Recreation in Washington State 
This link includes an interractive map of all accessible options in Washington State.

WESTERN WASHINGTON
(I-5 Corridor)

Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually Nat'l Wildlife Refuge 
(Exit 114 between Seattle and Portland)
 

 


NORTH CASCADES

 

Artist Ridge - Huntoon Point
Distance: 1.2 miles
Elevation Gain: 200 feet 
Trail Type: Gravel
Season: Summer - Fall

Lake Tye Park
Distance: 3.1 miles
Elevation Gain: None
Trail Type: Flat, paved
Season: Year-round

Padilla Bay
Distance: 4.8 miles
Elevation Gain: 30 feet 
Trail Type: Paved and hard-pack gravel.
Season: Year-round

You'll need a key to unlock the wheelchair gate, which is available at the Breazeale Interpretive Center.

Breazeale Interpretive Center
10441 Bayview Edison Rd, Mt Vernon, WA 98273

Here's our review:
https://disablednomads.com/reviews/padilla-bay-trail-mount-vernon-wa/

Additional Trails
Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie Nat'l Forest
 

 

CENTRAL CASCADES
 
Gold Creek Pond
Location: Snoqualmie Pass
Distance: 1.0 mile
Elevation Gain: 10 feet
Trail Type: Paved
Season: Summer - Fall
Iron Goat Loop
Location: Stevens Pass - West
Distance: 0.5 - 6.0 miles, depending on the trail
Elevation Gain: ~700 feet 
Trail Type: Barrier-free interpretive trail on converted railroad grade
Season: Spring - Fall
Enchantment Park
Location: Leavenworth
Distance: 2 miles or less
Elevation Gain: minimal
Trail type: packed dirt
Season: Spring - Fall
 

 

MOUNT RAINIER
 
Trail of the Shadows
Location: Mount Rainier National Park - Longmire
Distance: 1.0 mile
Elevation Gain: 20
Trail Type: packed dirt
Season: Summer - Fall
 
   

 

SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON
 

Meta Lake
Location: Mount St. Helens
Distance: 1.3 miles
Elevation Gain: 500 feet
Trail type: paved
Season: spring - fall

 

Seaquest State Park - Silver Lake
Distance: 1.0 mile
Elevation Gain: 100 feet 
Trail Type: Variable, ADA-Accessible trail
Season: Spring - Fall
Catherine Creek
Location: Columbia River Gorge
Distance: 1.5 miles
Elevation Gain: 120 feet 
Trail Type: Paved
Season: Year-round

Cowlitz Trout Hatchery
Location: Toldeo
Although not a trail, they offer ADA compliant fishing platforms. You can camp in the parking lot up to 3 days for free.

 

OLYMPIC PENINSULA
 
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
Location: Olympia
Distance: 5.0 miles roundtrip
Elevation Gain: minimal
Trail Type: gravel to boardwalk
Season: year-round
Hurricane Hill
Location: Olympic National Park - North
Distance: 0.25 miles to beach; up to 6 miles along beach
Elevation Gain: 80 feet 
Trail Type: paved to gravel
Season: summer - fall
Mima Mounds
Location: Olympia
Distance: 2.75 miles
Elevation Gain: 10
Trail Type: paved
Season: year-round
 

 

EASTERN WASHINGTON
 
Columbia Plateau Trail
Location: Spokane area
Distance: 48 miles of ADA-accessible trails 
Elevation Gain: 10 feet 
Trail Type: ADA-Accessible paved trail      
Season: Spring - Fall