We are a leading advocate for inclusion and accessibility in the outdoors, guided by disability justice principles.
Our work includes: writing trail guides, leading group hikes, consulting with parks and organizations, presenting at workshops, featuring articles and podcasts, maintaining a website and social media presence, and advocating for social change.
Disabled Hikers was founded in March 2018 by Syren Nagakyrie. We incorporated as a nonprofit in January 2021.
Our Mission and Vision
Disabled Hikers mission is to build disability community and justice in the outdoors towards a vision of an outdoor culture transformed by representation, access, and justice for Disabled and all other marginalized people.
Meet the Team
Syren Nagakyrie (they/them)
The outdoors hasn’t always felt like it was meant for me, but nature has always offered a sense of belonging even when I felt excluded otherwise.
Engaging with the outdoors continues to teach me to listen to and care for myself - and to return that care to my community and the natural surroundings we share.
Board of Directors
The outdoors is for everyone
We believe in accessible outdoor adventure for all people.
In the pursuit of that goal, we value most of all:
20,000+ social media followers
30+ group events and trainings
1 published trail guidebook
28 online trail guides
5 organizational and brand parnerships
1 guidebook committed for 2024