Los Angeles Tourist Accessibility Guide - Outdoor Activities
Accessible Nature Centers
Santa Monica Beach Wheelchairs - The City of Santa Monica provides motorized beach wheelchairs.
Beach Wheelchairs - are available for use at several beaches in Los Angeles, including beaches in Malibu, Santa Monica, near LAX airport and in the South Bay areas. The chairs are equipped with wide tires that can traverse sandy beaches. The chairs are available through lifeguards or kiosks at the parking lot entrance. The website has a list of beaches where wheelchairs are available and phone numbers you can call for information.
Wheelchair Rider's Guide - for coastal areas of Califoirnia. Two guides are available for download near the bottom of the page. One is for Los Angeles and Orange County, and the other for areas in northern California. The L.A. guide is available as an online interactive map. The guides are a bit old (2001) although not really outdated since they refer to bicycle paths that still exist.
State and Local Government Agencies
Santa Monica Mountains - Many sites are accessible to some degree, but please call (805) 370-2301 to confirm. The National Park Visitor Center in Thousand Oaks and the Satwiwa Culture Center are fully accessible. Both of these centers have accessible exhibits.
California State Parks - Call for information, Accessibility Program, Disabled Pass, Accessible Trails, more. (General Information: 888-877-5379; TTY: 888-877-5378)
Channel Islands National Park - The mainland visitor center is fully accessible. Due to their isolation and transportation requirements, the islands are not readily accessible for individuals in wheelchairs or those with limited mobility. Efforts are underway to provide some wheelchair accessible areas on Santa Rosa Island via air transportation. Please call the park for information. (General information: 805-658-5730)
San Bernardino National Forest - Accessibility information. (General information: 909-383-5588)
Hiking Trails - Maps and descriptions of some wheelchair accessible hiking trails in Southern California.
Nature Centers - Most of the listings in the Nature Centers section have a phone number to call if their website doesn't have the info you need.