Trail rating: Easy
Trail length & width: 2.4 miles, 10 feet
Trail surface: Paved
Trail type: Loop
Trail grade & cross slope: Less than 5% grade with no cross slope
Trail usage: Hiking, bicycles, dogs, horses, and wheelchairs
Handicap Parking: 1 spot.
Accessible restroom: Yes.
Cellular Service signal strength is very good.
I haven’t wheelchair-hiked very many paved-loop trails and the few that I have hiked have been very short. This is why I am so impressed with the 2.4 mile Martin Murphy Trail at Coyote Lake Harvey Bear Ranch Park. The first time I visited this park was when the rolling hills and meadows were painted in a mixture of green grass and spring wild flowers. I found myself constantly stopping on the trail to admire and appreciate the beauty that presented itself. Various species of birds will keep you company as you make your way around the trail loop. At the end of the trail you can enjoy wheeling up to one of the accessible picnic tables which now have new shade structures. There are rest areas and a water fountain located on the trail. There isn’t much shade on the trail, so best time to visit is during the morning or late afternoon. Happy wheeling!
To watch a video of the Martin Murphy Trail, please visit my Adventures From a Wheelchair blog: http://irishsea-mark-videos.blogspot.co