Explore the most popular wheelchair friendly trails in North Carolina with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Nice paved path to go and see the overlook.
There will be few stairs to climb, otherwise fairly easy hike for all age levels.

Beautiful views from all around. Fairly easy and paved.

Beautiful views from all around. Fairly easy and paved.

Nice, short trail to the summit of the highest point east of the Mississippi River.

trail running
1 day ago

It was a fun trail to run for me and my dog. This was my first trail run and I thought it had some varied terrain, but nothing too difficult. There is canopy cover for most of the trail, so it’s doable even in the heat. The lake is pretty and there were not that many people on it. I’ll definitely be going back!

Wouldn’t call it a hike, but it’s a lovely paved trail around a lake with beautiful gardens.

Unless you are using it as an access point to the neuse trail, don't bother. Too confusing and tends to be rather trashed in spots.

road biking
2 days ago

Fantastic trail to ride. From Falls lake in north raleigh to Riverwood in Clayton (and eventually further). Can't wait for the continuation. I have ridden the full length and it has many variations, spots great for the family or weekend rider all the way to challenging hills for the serious rider. It also connects to several other popular trails. Careful of some bridges as they are beginning to show some age. As I write this, they are about to start repairs on one of the bigger bridges between Buffalo park and Anderson pointe. No detour, so plan accordingly. Otherwise, enjoy. It's definitely my favorite trail in the triangle.

4 days ago

Did this combined with symphony lake. Great hike, with easy walking. Recommend for any skill level.

4 days ago

Great small hike around a quiet lake. Great for any skill level.

Nothing spectacular, but a nice little nature walk!♡

Paved trail to the summit of Mt. Mitchell, highest point in the Appalachian Mountains. Not really a hike but more of a walk to the summit. Trail is somewhat steep, but rest benches are provided at several places. Remember that the air is thin at this elevation, so you will get winded faster than usual. This is a nice option for people who cannot do one of the park's harder trails.

6 days ago

The garden is beautiful and there’s always something new to discover! Check it out!

Nice, easy hike. You can extend past the 3.1 by continuing along the sidewalk on the main road if you want. We took our dog with us and he loved it. Nice and shaded, which was great on this hot July day. There were also kids playing in the water near the bridge - so easy to take a dip if you get hot. We saw about a dozen elk near the beginning/end of the trail on our way back (super close, too!), which was cool.

Very pretty and very easy walk , we viewed alligator turtles and hummingbirds!!

Beautiful trail, well maitained. More rest areas with bathrooms would be great.

One of my favorite places to walk. The new NCMA Park is beautifully designed and welcoming. Plenty of paths/trails to walk on even when it’s busy. And you get to look at art for free! Only issue right now is that there are no restrooms outside, so when the museum is closed there are no restrooms in the park. Hopefully that will be fixed soon.

Good trail to walk for exercise. Not a hiking trail per-se as it is paved more like a park trail, but great for walking and running. The back part of the trail near I-440 gets intense with some pretty big hills so be prepared. Great views of the lake and woods.

Love this area, great for child and pet friendly hikes. Short, well maintained loop. Decent for local biking, but lots of geocaching so keep your head up!

quick easy trail.

trail running
10 days ago

I love this trail! The trees are beautiful and the bridges add a nice touch. The trail is pretty shaded in the afternoon. There are a few steep hills that are a great end to a work out if that’s what you’re looking for. My doggies also love to walk on this trail! Perfect for fur babies.

Pleasant and relatively easy walk to the falls. It gets a bit steep for a few feet just before arriving at the falls, but there is a great and easy to access viewing area before that.

12 days ago

Great easy walk. Beautiful scenery. A little long for my 3 year old, but my 5 year old had no problems.

Very pleasant walk to the base of the falls.

3 star because of all the traffic and ease. Get there before all the tourist do! Amazing waterfall right off the main road through this portion of Pisgah.

15 days ago

Great trail for all activities. Shady, toilets , birds and friendly users. Easy terrain but many hills.

Nicely maintained path which I have enjoyed many times over the years with my four Shih Tzu companions in their dog stroller.

This was an interesting walk along a boardwalk with a view of the marsh. Among the finds here were red winged blackbirds, snowy egrets in abundance including one 30 feet from the boardwalk, crabs and an American Bald eagle. Trail ends at an elevated platform on the waters edge with views of the marsh, water and the light house. I would not call this a hike, but was a good walk to observe nature.

Super easy hike to the waterfalls. The trail is graded with rock. My 93-year-old grandmother made it there is no problem. There are some small areas for kids to splash around in the nude deeper than ankle depth. All in all a beautiful souls it easy hike for everyone.

Family-friendly trail with scenic views of Lake Norman

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