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Trail Guidelines

Files related to federal trails guidelines and policies.

The USDA Forest Service Trail Accessibility Guidelines provide guidance for maximizing accessibility of trails in the National Forest System while recognizing and protecting the unique characteristics of their natural setting.

The USDA Forest Service Outdoor Recreation Accessibility Guidelines provide guidance for maximizing accessibility of outdoor developed recreation areas in the National Forest System, while protecting the unique characteristics of their natural setting. The guidelines apply to new or altered camping facilities, picnic areas, beach access routes, outdoor recreation access routes, and other constructed features in the National Forest System.

This comparison and analysis of the accessibility guidelines promoted by the federal Access Board and the US Forest Service was issued by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.