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Take an accessible hike on one of these trails in Portland

These are three of our favorite local accessible trails that are wheelchair-friendly.

A view of the trailhead at Powell Butte Nature Park with Mount Hood in the background

Views of Mount Hood greet visitors in the parking lot.

Photo by Ben McBee, PDXtoday

The outdoors are for everybody — and there are plenty of hikes in our area that are friendly to wheelchairs, strollers, and other mobility aids. Get some fresh air on three of our favorite accessible trails.

Lacamas Heritage Trail | NW Alexandra Lane, Camas
Soak in the relaxing nature vibes along the narrow lake and branch off to several other area hikes, including Round Lake Loop and the Lacamas Creek Loop.

Hoyt Arboretum Overlook Trail | 4000 SW Fairview Blvd., Portland
Head from the visitor center parking lot to this paved, mile-long trail which affords gorgeous views of Portland’s West Hills.

Powell Butte Nature Park | 16160 SE Powell Blvd., Portland
From atop this volcanic cinder cone, you’ll be greeted on clear days by the Cascades (Mount Hood, Mount St. Helens, and Mount Adams), diverse wildlife, and wildflowers in the spring. Be aware: the terrain varies between pavement and compact and loose soil. Some areas can be steep, so expect a workout or recruit some help.

What’s your go-to wheelchair-accessible trail? Let us know where we should explore next.

If you’re hunting for more hikes, we’ve got you. Check out our full guide to local hiking, or visit Access Recreation for information on dozens of accessible trails in the greater Portland area.

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