This trail begins at the west end of the visitor center parking lot, located at 1005 Visitor Center Drive, at the wooden handrail. The trail is asphalt and is wheelchair accessible. It immediately crosses Hanging Rock Park Road. This level trail leads through the forest to massive ancient boulders, a must-see for all visitors.
This short but educational trail is canopy covered and wheelchair accessible. Along the way, you will find displays on natural resource management techniques used by the park, as well as displays on native wildlife you may discover in the area.
This wheelchair-accessible loop has several exercise and activity stations set up along the way. This trail is located off of 7th Street, with parking at the Carolina Beach Recreation Center.
With the trailhead near the visitor center, the Dragonfly trial is ideal for all ages. This path is completely paved and easily accessible to wheelchair and stroller. This .15-mile trail (round-trip) has various nature displays along the way. Interactive lift-and-drop panels provided interesting and fun facts about the plants and animals found at Lake Norman State Park!
A short walk down to the Catawba River Area fishing pier.
You can get a feel for the Swamp without getting your feet wet! The Boardwalk offers a surprising amount of wildlife, including frogs, turtles, snakes, birds, and even the occasional bear or bobcat. Learn more about plants and wildlife you see from the interpretive panels found along the loop.
The Dismal Swamp State Park TRACK Trail also follows the Swamp Boardwalk, an accessible half-mile loop.
A self-guided interpretive trail, it provides beautiful views of the millpond.
This one-eighth-mile out-and-back trail starts near the picnic shelter. It is handicap accessible and goes to a wooden platform overlooking the river.
The trail features a rambling boardwalk across a freshwater marsh. A junction with Tar Kiln Trail head can be found at the base of the boardwalk.
This wheelchair-accessible trail loops through pocosin wetlands and longleaf pine and wiregrass savanna communities. Venus flytraps can be seen along the edges of the pocosins. (Please stay on the trail to avoid damaging these small and fragile plants). Wildflowers bloom along the trail. Parts of the trail travel along wooden boardwalks.