Accessible Travel

Oregon’s natural beauty is here for everyone.

Our rushing waterfalls, verdant hiking trails and scenic viewpoints inspire people of all ages and ability levels.

Across Oregon, communities are striving to become more accessible to people of all ages and mobilities. Recent innovations on the Coast include the introduction of Mobi-mats (short for mobility mats) at several beaches as well as free rentable beach wheelchairs and all-terrain track chairs to better access the sandy shores.

Across the state, work is underway to make trails, signage, lodgings, kayak launches, attractions and guided experiences more accessible and to transparently represent the visitor experience. Cities and communities are working with organizations like Wheel the World, BluePath and others to help visitors find accurate information about what to expect.

Non-visible disabilities are also a focus. At the Portland International Airport, for instance, travelers with chronic pain, post-traumatic stress disorder, autism or epilepsy can wear a sunflower lanyard to signal to airport employees that they may need extra time, attention or support while at PDX.

Before you head out, be sure to download the Accessible Outdoor Recreation Travel Guide created in partnership with Oregon Spinal Cord Injury Connection, Adventures Without Limits, and Willamette Partnership. This guide was created specifically for people in the disabilities community, to provide the information you need to plan a great trip before you head outdoors. While this guide is by no means an exhaustive list of all the accessible recreation spots in Oregon, it includes popular favorites and lesser-known spots that came directly from the local community.

Have a question about the accessibility of a certain place in Oregon? Drop us a line.