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Take an accessible hike on one of these trails in Asheville

These are three of our favorite local accessible trails that are wheelchair-friendly.

A stone walled ramp leads to a round observation deck overlooking blue mountain views.

The ramp entrance to the observation deck leads to some spectacular views.

Photo by J. Brown via National Park Services

The outdoors are for everybody — and there are plenty of hikes around Asheville that are friendly to wheelchairs, strollers, and other mobility aids. Get some fresh air on three of our favorite accessible trails.

French Broad River Greenway
You don’t need to go far to get into the outdoors in Asheville. Take this relatively flat path along the river and tour Hominy Creek River Park, Carrier Park, and — of course — French Broad River Park.

The North Carolina Arboretum
There’s a lot to see at the arboretum. The Education Center, Baker Exhibit Center, and main garden areas are all wheelchair-accessible. Pro tip: Check out its accessibility page for guidance on pathways and where you can borrow free wheelchairs.

Mount Mitchell Summit Trail
The parking lot itself boasts incredible views and the half-mile paved hike is ADA-accessible. Heads up: the trail is on an incline so expect a workout (or recruit some help).

What’s your go-to wheelchair-accessible trail? Let us know where we should explore next.

If you’re hunting for more hikes, we’ve got you. Check out our full guide to local hiking.

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