The continued attractions among European citizens to move into larger cities are assumed to further the recreational pressures on forests close to home. Such pressures are largely influenced by the size and physical qualities of the forests, but also by the time it takes to reach the forests from home (spatial accessibility). This study specifically concerns forests located outside the city borders (urban fringe forests). The aim is to chart variations in recreational suitability in urban fringe forests, and to examine how spatial accessibility to these forests varies between neighborhoods with different socioeconomic, demographic, and physical urban structures. This will provide information to urban planners and land-use policy stakeholders responsible for local development issues, for example on how to prioritize between future land developments and infrastructure investments, and how to facilitate accessibility in neighborhoods with specific personal, urban, and forest compositions. Fuzzy overlay analysis was used to compute recreational suitability from a combination of 10 raster variables. Network analysis was used to compute the average walking and driving times to a closest urban fringe forest per neighborhood (n=2883) in large Swedish cities (>20,000 residents, n=47). Preliminary results show that the average time spent to reach a closest urban fringe forest by walking is higher than recommended in several European outdoor recreation policies. The results further show that urban fringe forests with larger internal differences of recreational suitability are more accessible, whereas accessibility is generally lower in denser neighborhoods with larger shares of old people (65+) and higher median education levels.