15 great redwood parks for people with disabilities

New, free e-guide highlights accessible experiences

Trails at Muir Woods National Monument are accessible to wheelchair users.

With towering trees and fresh, oxygen-rich air, redwood forests have the power to inspire and enhance the well-being of all people. That’s why it’s so important to strive for good access to these amazing places. From camping to scenic drives to trails that address a variety of issues disabled people and their companions may face, there are many awe-inspiring, humbling, and accessible redwood parks experiences. Nothing compares to spending time with the world’s tallest trees, driving through mile after mile of ancient forest, and exploring a trail by touch.

Our new, free e-guide provides an accessibility overview of 15 redwood and giant sequoia parks.

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Here’s a peek inside the guide.

A wooden boardwalk runs from the foreground to the background. Trees and ferns are in the midground on both sides of the boardwalk.
In Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, the Revelation Loop Trail was designed to be accessible for people who are Blind or have low vision; it has guide ropes along the length of the trail and around features such as uprooted trees so that visitors can engage multiple senses. Photo by Syren Nagakyrie.

 

A dirt path leads past a dense forest of giant coast redwoods. Fallen trees are in the midground
Visitors can experience Big Hendy Grove on the All Access Trail in Hendy Woods State Park. Photo by Syren Nagakyrie

 

A huge giant sequoia surrounded by a wooden fence. Two people stand in front of the fence in the midground. In the foreground, a sign stands with the name of the tree, General Sherman. Smaller trees stand in the background.
Sequoia National Park is home to the world’s largest tree, the General Sherman giant sequoia. Those with a disability parking placard may drive on a private road and park in a small lot for a short wheelchair-accessible trail to the tree. Photo by mmmmngai@rogers.com, Flickr Creative Commons, CC BY SA 2.0

 

 

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Since 1918, Save the Redwoods League has protected and restored redwood forests and connected people with their peace and beauty so these wonders of the natural world flourish.

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