Hiking

Hit the trails in the GRIT Freedom Chair

Hiking in the GRIT Freedom Chair

Get outdoors, put the city streets behind you, and enjoy the fresh air! Whether headed to a backyard trail, a state or national park, or some other wooded destination, you’re going to need the right tool for the job.

Riders around the country use the GRIT Freedom Chair for wheelchair hiking. Here are some of the reasons why:

  • The levers make the chair easier to push, so you get the leverage you need to conquer obstacles.

  • The rugged, three-wheeled frame keeps you stable and in control.

  • The chair disassembles and fits in the trunk of a small car, making it easier than ever before to get to the trailhead!

Riders Who Use the GRIT Freedom Chair to Hike

Every home has a hike nearby—why not enjoy it? Whether scaling up thousands of feet of elevation, zipping along a rail trail, or rolling through a secluded desert path, the Freedom Chair will help get you there. Below are some Freedom Chair riders who love the fitness, the ascents, the views, and the absolute thrill of ditching indoor floors for a few blazed trails!

The Freedom Chair is helping me develop upper body strength. It was a beautiful, warm, sunny day at Glacier Point (7,214’ elevation).    —  Shannon , at Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park

The Freedom Chair is helping me develop upper body strength. It was a beautiful, warm, sunny day at Glacier Point (7,214’ elevation).

Shannon, at Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park

I think I told you that I had found a new favorite place in Capital Reef. Holy **** it is ridiculous!!! I had a blast there!    —  David , at Capital Reef National Park

I think I told you that I had found a new favorite place in Capital Reef. Holy **** it is ridiculous!!! I had a blast there!

David, at Capital Reef National Park

The engineering, off-road ability, and lever-drive system are awesome! There is a learning curve from my regular wheelchair, but each time it gets better.    —  Chris , exploring his family’s property

The engineering, off-road ability, and lever-drive system are awesome! There is a learning curve from my regular wheelchair, but each time it gets better.

Chris, exploring his family’s property

I use my Freedom Chair everywhere I go. I’ve even used it in Yosemite and went all over the park. I love the levers, which are far easier for me to use than hand-rims on a standard wheelchair.    —  Eric , in Yosemite

I use my Freedom Chair everywhere I go. I’ve even used it in Yosemite and went all over the park. I love the levers, which are far easier for me to use than hand-rims on a standard wheelchair.

Eric, in Yosemite

 

Resources for Adaptive Hiking

Are you a first-time wheelchair-hiker? An avid nature-lover looking for some ideas about trails to check out? We’ve got you covered.

Hiking Videos

The Freedom Chair seems pretty sturdy and all, but is it really able to handle a hike? Is all-terrain just a buzz phrase or can this chair actually handle the gravel, the stones, the sand, the boulders, the sticks, and everything else that would eat up other wheelchairs.

You betcha! But don’t just take our word for it—check out the below videos to see real riders, in real woods, on real trails, having a real good time. Ready hike a trail of your own? Fill out the “Let’s Chat” form at the bottom of the page and we’ll help you plan your next adventure.

An overview of hiking in the GRIT Freedom Chair

Nerissa, hiking the "Lichen It" trail near Cedar City, UT.

Norm, hiking in the Hemi model in New England.

Exploring the trails at Northeast Off-Road Adventures.

 

Let's chat

Step 1: Fill out the below form. Step 2: We’ll reach out and answer any questions, talk about your hiking goals, and help you get a three-wheeled, off-road Freedom Chair of your own. Step 3: Trail-time!

Or, you can always feel free to give us a call at 877-345-4748.