Join this session to learn how to plan and manage trails that serve as wide a range of users as possible, while minimizing environmental impact. People often say walking is their favorite physical activity. Especially now, in the age of a global pandemic, people crave engagement in outdoor recreation activities; but for many people, limitations related to access prevent them from doing so. Land trusts, and land managers for public spaces, have an interest in providing trails and outdoor places to recreate that ensure everyone has access to nature. This session will explore Universal Design, Accessible Design, and how they work hand-in-hand to address and overcome barriers and challenges to access. You will learn about two real-world examples of land trusts who provided universal access trails. Having poor health or disabilities does not decrease a person’s desire for experiencing nature, just as one’s economic or cultural background does not eliminate the longing for outdoor experiences. We have a stewardship responsibility to address diversity, equity and inclusion and acknowledge we can do better to ensure access for all.