Beautiful setting close to major cities

    Trails Carolina is a wilderness therapy and adventure program nestled in the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, offering year-round moderate temperatures, long sunny days, and beautiful rolling mountains. Our location is safe and remote yet still driving distance from Charlotte (2 ½ hours), Atlanta (3 hours), Greenville (2 hours), and Asheville (one hour). Our location is what helps makes us a top wilderness treatment center in North Carolina.

    The fresh mountain air and beauty of nearby Nantahala National Forest provides students the perfect backdrop to gain the perspective needed to reflect upon past behaviors and work on instilling new ones. When on wilderness expeditions, our students experience breath-taking natural terrain including waterfalls, towering hardwood forests and elevations surpassing 5,000 feet. It is here that temptations, triggers, and familiar comforts of home are removed and replaced with the leading North Carolina wilderness therapy program of Trails.

    While our Trails Carolina campus in Lake Toxaway offers a jumping off point for our adolescents to venture into the wilderness, our Trails Momentum campus for young adults is a short drive away. Trails Momentum’s campus is on 500 acres of property, including comfortable beds and showers, lodge for eating and hanging out, full commercial kitchen for warm meals and culinary training, and a private lake with its own waterfall. From this Momentum campus young adults head out on expeditions designed to provide fun and lasting value.

    Contact us today to learn more about our adventure program or to tour our beautiful campus before enrolling your child at one of the best North Carolina wilderness therapy programs!





    The Trails Carolina team is available to assist parents in making transportation plans. There are multiple services available that can assist families in transporting troubled youth from home or other therapeutic programs.