Accessible Hiking

Wheelchair Accessible Trails/Views

Mountains

  • Mount Mitchell Summit – Mount Michell State Park
    • Paved, out and back, steep uphill incline
  • Wiseman’s View Scenic Area – Linville Gorge Wilderness
    • Paved, out and back, AWD recommended to reach parking
  • Point Lookout Trail – Pisgah National Forest
    • Paved, steep uphill incline, out and back – motorized chair only
  • Flat Top Lookout Trail – Moses Cone Manor
    • Gravel, incline, out and back – motorized chair only

Waterfalls

  • Linville Falls
    • Gravel, Unable to reach overlook without steps
  • Bridal Veil Falls – Highlands, NC
    • Roadside waterfall, paved walkway to falls
  • Dry Falls – Highlands, NC
    • Roadside waterfall, handicap overlook
  • Hooker Falls – Dupont State Forest
    • Handicap viewing platform
  • Looking Glass Falls – Pisgah National Forest
    • Roadside waterfall – accessible viewing, stairs to falls
  • Whitewater Falls –
    • Handicap accessible to first viewing area

Beaches

  • Carolina Beach – Beach Wheelchairs available at local Rec centers

Lakes

  • Lake Junaluska Walking Trail
    • Paved, loop
  • Bass Lake Loop, Moses Cone Park
    • Gravel, loop – motorized chair recommended
  • Chatuge Dam Walking Trail – Chatuge Dam and Recreation Area
    • Paved walkway by lake, out and back

Trails

  • Dismal Swamp Boardwalk – Dismal Swamp State Park
  • Flytrap Trail – Carolina Beach State Park