Observation tower overlooking meadow/reforestation area
GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
Cross slope is the grade that is perpendicular to the direction of the trail. Cross slope information is most useful to wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are very difficult to drive or maneuver on steep cross slopes. A cross slope of less than 3% provides maximum accessibility.