NORTH CAROLINA

North Carolina has a number of trails with minimal obstacles.  Some are very easy and others are wheelchair accessible.  Here are just a few of them.
These links  were found through Internet search.  I would love some first-hand information. With your help, we can share our knowledge with disabled people everywhere and also increase awareness of the need for more accessibility. Please e-mail me with your suggestions using the form in the sidebar.

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Local

  • Holly Springs
    Bass Lake Park  Trails  Map
    HikerwithcaneLake Trail is described as 1.25 miles and easy.  “The trail begins behind the visitor’s center and follows the shoreline with beautiful views of Bass Lake. Keep watch for waterfowl, osprey and snakes.”
    Wheelchair AccessibleGreenway connection to Womble Park is a “1.32-mile paved greenway that travels past Sugg Farm to Grigsby Avenue across from an entrance to the paved Womble Park trails.”  I am assuming that this is accessible, but the website doesn’t say, so call first:  919-557-2496.

  • Wake County  
    Blue Jay Point County Park  Brochure & Trails Map  919-870-4330
    Hikerwithcane
    There are three loop trails described as wide and mulched: Azalea Loop 0.5mile, Sparkleberry Loop 0.3 mile, and Laurel Loop 0.2 mile.
    HikerwithcaneThree “old road beds” go to the lake shore: Beaver Point 0.3 mile, Sandy Point 0.2 mile, and Blue Jay Point 0.3 mile.

  • Wake County
    Parks and Recreation and Open Space  919-856-6170
    Blue Jay Point County Park   is a “236-acre park located on the shores of Falls Lake in northern Wake County.  Blue Jay Point’s mission is to offer environmental education programming in a natural setting.”
    HikerwithcaneThere are three short loop trails  Azalea 0.5mile, Sparkleberry 0.3 mile, and Laurel 0.2 mile which are described as old roads that are wide and mulched.
    HikerwithcaneThree short trails go to points on the lake.  They are the Sandy Point 0.2 mile, Blue Jay Point 0.3 mile, and Beaver Point 0.3 mile trails.  These are described as old road beds.
    Brochure and Trail Maps       919-870-4330

    North Wake Landfill District Park
    Wheelchair Accessible1.8 miles of paved walking trails take you across Nance Spring Branch creek, around the 0.4 mileNance Spring Loop, and connect all of the park facilities.   “The park’s paved trails also connect to the City of Raleigh’s Abbott’s Creek Trail, which connects to the Neuse River Trail. ”
    Brochure Phone 919-856-6670

    Lake Crabtree County Park  Adjacent to a 520-acre flood control lake, the 215 acre park provides outdoor opportunities including mountain biking, fishing, boating, picnicking, hiking and nature study.
    Old Beech Nature trail is a 0.6 mile self-guided trail described by AllTrails as good for “all skill levels”.
    Brochure    Phone 919-460-3390

    Historic Yates Mill County Park  is a “174-acre wildlife refuge and an environmental research center.”
    Wheelchair AccessibleMillpond Trail  600′ of the mile long trail.  “
    This 6-foot wide trail heads past the Finley Center to the Historic Mill along an accessible gravel pathway that’s about 600 feet long and includes several benches and small picnic areas.”  Brochure  Phone 919-856-6675 

    Crowder District Park  is 33 acres and offers “a closeness with nature along with the accessibility of maintained trails.”
    Wheelchair AccessibleOuter Loop Trail 0.8 mile paved.  “
    It makes a wonderful scenic tour as you go by the Bird garden, Prairie garden and the shade garden near the Heron shelter.”
    Inner Loop Trail/Pond Trail 0.3 mile.  This trail goes across a boardwalk and includes an observation deck near the dam.  It may be wheelchair accessible, but I can’t tell from description.  Could even be some stairs. Call to find out.  Brochure   Phone 919-662-2850

     

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Private

  • Nags Head Woods Preserve – The Nature Conservancy has built an accessible one mile trail through the maritime forest, with views of an interdunal freshwater pond and the brackish marsh system 

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Miscellaneous

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