USA National Parks

Wheelchair Access Guides + Tips

What is access like at the US National Parks? The Access 2 Parks Project has been collecting data and information about accessibility at parks in the USA and throughout the world since 2006. The United States has some of the finest parks in the world, so come and explore these natural treasures.

Below you will find reviews for the USA National Parks with wheelchair access information to help you plan a trip. This page does not include national monuments, like Muir Woods, wetlands, landmarks, etc. These can be found on the outdoor parks and gardens page, or by doing a direct search. Now get outside!   

Top 4 National Parks

Yosemite National Park, California

Yosemite National Park in the foothills of the Sierra Mountains of California is one of the most popular attractions in

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park on the Tennessee and North Carolina boarder in Southern, USA is one of the

Zion National Park, Utah

Of all the National Parks in Southern Utah, Zion National Park is perhaps the most unique and one of the

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

In Colorado, the Rocky Mountain National Park is a hiker’s paradise with over 50-day hikes and many opportunities for multiple-day backpacking

USA National Parks

Yellowstone National Park + Limited Time

While visiting the Grand Teton National Park, we decided on an overnight adventure in Yellowstone National Park, since they are

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

The Grand Teton National Park is located in west Wyoming about forty minutes from Idaho and just south of Yellowstone

Pinnacles National Park, California

Pinnacles National Park is located in central California by Monterey. The park was formed by volcanic eruptions and sits along

Chaco Culture National Historical Park, New Mexico

Deep in the heart of the American Southwest, in the beautiful state of New Mexico, wheelchair travelers are able to

U.S. National Parks in the Fall

I love visiting our U.S. National Parks, even if it’s just a day-trip, and no matter how long I stay,

Death Valley National Park, California

Death Valley National Park is located in Southern California on the boarder of Nevada. This video is a great overview

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park on the Tennessee and North Carolina boarder in Southern, USA is one of the

5 Best Accessible Trails @ U.S. National Parks

Everyone knows that the U.S. National Parks are wonderful to visit and there are plenty of breathtaking scenic drives that

Mariposa Grove @ Yosemite NP

 In the high Sierra Mountains of Yosemite National Park is Mariposa Grove. This area is one of many outdoor

Lassen National Park, California

Lasson National Park is located in Northern California between the Shasta area and Reno, Nevada. When visiting, there are camping

Sequoia + Kings Canyon National Park, California

  The grouping of four towering sequoia redwoods alongside the road in the Sierra Mountains, known as the “Four Guardsmen,”

Marin Headlands National Park, California Wheelchair Tips

The Marin Headlands National Park, managed by the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA), is located right off the Golden

Yellowstone + Grand Teton National Park

Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park are known as two of the most beautiful national parks we have

Congaree National Park, South Carolina Hiking Tips

Congaree National Park is located at the southern end of South Carolina, just outside the state capitol of Columbia. It

Florida Everglades National Park Access Guide

Everglades National Park in Florida is the third largest national park in the U.S., protecting 1.5 million acres of unique

Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico

When driving through the Guadalupe Mountains in the Chihuahuan Desert of southeastern New Mexico, one would never imagine that there

Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio

Cuyahoga Valley was officially made a National Park in 1974 when local citizens and their representatives sought to preserve this

Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

Shenandoah National Park is located in the Great Appalachian Valley on the East Coast of the United States in the Blue Ridge

Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky

Mammoth Cave National Park is located in the Green River Valley of Kentucky about a 1.5-hour drive from either Nashville or

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Access Guide

In Hawaii, the locals refer to the volcanoes that makeup Hawaii National Park as the ‘Āina a ke akua I noho

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Colorado

The lesser-known Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is a stunning sight in the state of Colorado that rivals many

Colorado: Great Sand Dunes National Park

You might be surprised to learn that the tallest sand dunes in North America are nowhere near either coast; they

Arches National Park, Utah Guide + Tips

Arches National Park is one of Utah’s most visited destinations due to the plethora of wind-chiseled arches. Many of the

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah Guide + Tips

Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah offers a series of viewpoints of the canyon, some with short walkways that are

Capitol Reef National Park, Utah Guide

  Capitol Reef National Park is located in south-central Utah and protects its most famous attraction, the Waterpocket Fold, and

Utah’s 5 National Parks + Wheelchair Access

In 1998 I was paralyzed in a car accident and hospitalized in Salt Lake City, Utah for a month. It

Point Reyes Seashore National Park in California

This magnificent expanse of parkland is one of the nation’s great treasures. Point Reyes Seashore National Park has 71,057 acres

Maine: Acadia, Portland, Bar Harbor + More

My wife and I decided to escape the July heat and humidity of Atlanta, Georgia, and take off to Maine

Bend, Oregon Accessible Travel Guide

Bend, Oregon is a growing city attracting many young adults who thrive in outdoor culture and golf lovers alike. Surrounding

Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

The water was so blue I felt like I was gazing at the eternal pool of life. I had come

Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado Accessibility

At Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado, people started living on the tops of the mesas around 400 AD then

Badlands National Park, South Dakota

Badlands National Park in South Dakota is not a destination that most people chose for a vacation but its location, right

Joshua Tree National Park Access Guide

Joshua Tree National Park, 794,000 acres of desert wilderness – where the Mojave and Colorado Deserts merge in California near

Grand Canyon National Park

The Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona is regarded as one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, and

Alcatraz Island in San Francisco, California

One of the most historical landmarks in San Francisco is the former federal state prison Alcatraz Island (“the rock”). From

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