Sunday, August 14, 2011

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park is one of the most beautiful parks I have been to. The 0.8 mile Redwood Loop Trail is an all-access trail. The wide, hardened-dirt trail is mostly flat with only a couple of small down hill downhill slopes that should be easy for anyone in a wheelchair to traverse. One can’t help but stand/sit in awe at the majestic redwoods that this trail showcases.

The parking lot has handicap parking and there are accessible bathrooms. The mornings can be chilly, so dress accordingly. The park entrance fee is $10.00. You may use the entrance fee receipt for any other state park you may visit that day.

To see more of the Redwood Loop Trail,
please watch my video.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Chickadee Nature Trail

The Chickadee Nature Trail, in Huddart County Park, is an all-access, 3/4 mile trail that loops around through a variety of native plants, trees, and even offers a few views of the San Francisco Bay Area. The trail, though (as of May 2011), is in need of maintenance. The hardened dirt trail gave me a bumpy ride in some areas. The left side of the trail loop had a wooden fence blocking off the trail. I read that the bridge was out. There was a trail heading down but it looked too steep for a wheelchair to safely navigate, especially on a dirt trail.

Toward the end of the right side of the trail loop, a tree that had fallen over the trail. Overall, though, it was a worthwhile adventure as I was able to enjoy the peaceful and relaxing scenery that the forest trail offered.

There is a $5 park entrance fee. There are two handicap parking spots next to the trail, and I didn't see any accessible bathrooms.

 To see more of the Chickadee Nature Trail,
please watch my video.