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.
Lake Natoma Loop Trail, multiple access points
Oak woodlands, relics of Gold Rush history, and wildlife-rich marshes are a-plenty at this paved trail located in the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area. Be sure to watch the water as you walk — you might just see a family of river otters. Pro tip: Park in the parking lot at Greenback Lane, which has two designated accessible spaces.
Effie Yeaw Nature Loop Trail, 2850 San Lorenzo Way
This brief path — which runs along the American River — is one of the very best places to observe Sacramento’s wildlife, like turkeys, woodpeckers, and deer. There are multiple designated accessible parking spots at the nature center. Be aware: There are some rocks on this path that need to be navigated around.
Guy West Bridge to Watt Avenue Bridge
This 5.1-mile paved loop winds through trees, along and over water. The average trail width is 8 ft and there are two designated parking spaces at the trailhead.
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