[PBS NewsHour]

Grassroots movement seeks to make hiking trails more accessible to all

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — Outdoor enthusiasts know well the physical and restorative benefits of spending a beautiful day in the woods on a trail.

But for many people, there are a lot of barriers to taking a simple hike because of a disability or difficulty with balance.

A new grassroots movement aims to change that and make trails accessible to all.

Jennifer Rooks of Maine Public Television reports.