TrailsTrail accessibility is one of most confusing areas to apply access requirements to because of the wide range of trails types, uses, and locations. Accessibility for all newly constructed and renovated pedestrian trails must be considered to determine whether there is an exception or conditional departure, which exempts the trail or design from the Americans with Disabilities Act 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design or the 2009 Draft Final Accessibility Guidelines for Outdoor Developed Areas.
For More Information
- 2009 Draft Final Accessibility Guidelines for Outdoor Developed Areas
- Washington Administrative Code 51-50-1101
- U.S. Department of Justice 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design
Photograph shows an accessible trail at Lake Sylvia State Park.
Photograph shows walkers on Anacortes' Thompson Trail.
Photograph shows a gravel trail in Anacortes.