|Mountain Loop Highway|
The Old Sauk River Trail is my current favorite trail. Off of the Mountain Loop Highway (SR 530), the 1 mile ADA loop through mossy forests includes an accessible river viewpoint.
|Start of the Old Sauk River trail|
The medium-packed gravel parking lot in the forest hosts disabled parking, an accessible (across the gravel) outhouse, and picnic tables (one of which is wheelchair accessible).
The trail is a 1 mile loop through the forest, with a riverside view of the Sauk River. One spur presents steps down to the river, while one offers a stair-free, ramped path down. The latter is completely accessible.
The loop itself meanders through stands of Douglas fir, cedar, and various alders.
In general, the trail is level enough for a manual chair and wide enough for any wheelchair. There is one point where the trail narrows significantly, but I was able to wheel through it.
The trail surface is dirt, except for one wooden bridge over a creek. It might become impassable after storms (muddy path, downed trees, washed-out bridges). I don't know that for sure; it's just a precautionary warning.
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