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Bend and all of Central Oregon boasts thousands of miles of hiking trails. OAS offers hiking experiences for individuals with disabilities including those with visual impairments, mobility impairments and other disabilities.

Trail options start right in the OAS backyard at Sawyer Park, and range outward to places like Shevlin Park, Smith Rock State Park, the Deschutes River Trail and up into the mountains. Let OAS staff and volunteers help you get out into nature and to explore the vast pine, alpine, and high desert scenery that makes Central Oregon an outdoor summer destination.

Athlete Registration

Rates and Fees

Thanks to the generous support of the OAS community, all summer programs are free of charge.

Adaptive Equipment

Adaptive sports are a unique experience for each individual. The following information is intended to give you a broad understanding of the adaptive disciplines we instruct and some of the equipment that is used in each of them. There are many adaptations and variations within each discipline.

Adaptive Hiking Equipment

hiking wheelchair with one support person pulling and one person pushing

Advenchair

Created by OAS Board Member and participant Geoff Babb, the Advenchair is an off road wheelchair designed to get individuals off the beaten path and on to the trails previously seen as inaccessible. Participants with more significant mobility challenges can use this chair with the support of instructors and volunteers to explore new trails.