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Parks & Trails

Accessible Nature Travel
A growing site that features nature outings primarily along the Northern California coast.
Bureau of Land Management
Minimal descriptions about accessibility.
CA State Parks Disabled Discount Pass
Application for a life-time disabled discount pass good for a 50% at most state operated parks.
California State Parks
East Bay Regional Parks
Learn which parks have beach wheelchairs, where there are accessible fishing piers and barrier-free trails.
Hiking Adventures with "4Wheel Bob"
Wheelchair hiker Bob Coomber, aka 4WheelBob, offers monthly write-ups on his favorite East Bay Regional Park District hiking trails.
National Parks Discount Pass
America the Beautiful-Access Pass (formerly Golden Access Pass) is a lifetime pass for qualified permanently disabled individuals that allows free entry to Federal recreation sites that charge an entrance or standard amenity fee.
ParkInfo
A web portal for all of California’s public parks and open spaces including, campgrounds, trails, map and list reports, and transit directions.
Trail Link
A free nation-wide trail search service run by the Rails to Trails Conservancy. Lists wheelchair accessible trails.
Transit & Trails
This website helps you plan a park or trail adventure using public transit in the San Francisco/Bay Area. Content is user generated so consider contributing your favorite trail or park.

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Northern California Tourism

California Department of Tourism
Monterey Convention and Visitors Bureau
Northern California Tourist Information
Santa Cruz Visitors Bureau
Siskiyou County Visitor Information
Tapooz Travel
This San Francisco/Bay Area based tour company creates tours and adventures for travelers of all abilities, their families and their friends.

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Lodging

California Association of Bed & Breakfast Inns
Lists Inns throughout California. Identifies accessible properties with the international access symbol but does not give detailed information.
Northern California Hostels
Sequoia/Kings Canyon Lodging
Listings for lodging in/around Seuoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.

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Adaptive Recreation

Bay Area Outreach & Recreation Program (BORP)
BORP offers adapted sports and recreation programs for people with physical disabilities of all ages.
Disabled Adventure Outfitters
Offer year-round outdoor adventures for people with disabilities, their friends and family. Based out of Arcata.
Disabled Sports Far West
Offer year-round outdoor adventures in the Lake Tahoe area and Sacramento for people with disabilities, their friends and family.
Shared Adventures
Shared Adventures offers year round outdoor recreational activities in the Santa Cruz area.
Tot Cycle
A website offering lots of resources, mostly aimed at families with kids with disabilities, on ways to cycle together.

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Travel Equipment

Haseltine Systems
Specially constructed Polyethylene protective cases for transporting your wheelchair or scooter.
Nuprodx
Offers lightweight and easy to transport shower and commode equipment.
Nuprodx
Offers lightweight and easy to transport shower and commode equipment.

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California Roadside Restrooms

CalTrans
Lists accessible roadside restrooms throughout California.

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Access Anything
Colorado adventure travel guidebook for people with disabilities.
Access-Able
Extensive database offering accessible travel information world-wide.
Accessible Journeys
Travel service that offers accessible escorted group travel and individual itineraries. Offers a monthly newsletter.
Accessible San Diego
Quarterly magazine about accessible travel. Website has database on accessible travel world-wide.
Family Friendly Fun and Special Needs Resources
Offers access to mind, body and spirit-enriching information that enhances the quality and enjoyment of family life with special needs.
Gimp On The Go
General accessible travel information and electronic newsletter.
Global Access
Accessible travel information world-wide.Accessible travel information world-wide.
Great Outdoor Recreation Pages
Listings of places to visit in the outdoors.
L.A. Tourist
Access in Los Angles. Dated 2002
Mobility International
International exchange program for people with disabilities.
San Francisco Access Reviews
This site provides user-generated access reviews of food related businesses in San Francisco.
Santa Cruz Access Guide
Accessibility guide to Santa Cruz.
Scootaround
Service that will locate and deliver a scooter or wheelchair rental throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Society for Accessible Travel and Hospitality
SATH is a non-profit educational organization that has actively represented travelers with disabilities since 1976. Their website has a travel tips section for a variety of disability types.
Southern California Accessible Travel Information
The Opening Door
This site contains extensive accessible travel info for Virginia and other general access information.
Walking in Sonoma County-Mostly
This blog describes hikes in Northern CA, primarily Sonoma County, that are often fairly level and usable for people with limited mobility.

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