Flat Creek Crossing Accessible Trail

Flat Creek Crossing on an image of Flat Creek

Download the Flat Creek Crossing Brochure (PDF)

Please consider a tax-deductible gift to help us build Flat Creek Crossing Accessible Trail.

Consider a pledge spread over 3 years (2024, 2025 and 2026). Here is the pledge form.

Any amount will help. We hope to open in the summer of 2025.

Flat Creek Crossing Accessible Trail Pledge Form (PDF)

Please make checks payable to the Town of Montreat with Flat Creek Crossing on the memo line,
and mail them to:

Town of Montreat
P.O. Box 423
Montreat, NC 28757

 

Flat Creek Crossing Trail will include:

  • Designated accessible parking
  • Convenient drop-off spot for those with mobility challenges (see Welcome Zone on map)
  • Ten-foot wide, smooth trail made of environmentally friendly materials. Curb and handrail for safety
  • Scenic picnic area with stone seating & Leave No Trace instruction
  • Signs to educate about natural features and how to be helpful to those who live with disabilities

 

Coming Soon! Montreat's First All Persons Trail

 

Download the Flat Creek Crossing Brochure

Map drawing of Flat Creek Crossing

Your help is needed!

Please consider a tax-deductible donation made out to the Town of Montreat,
with Flat Creek Crossing on the memo line.

Send to:
Montreat Landcare
P.O. Box 92
Montreat, NC 28757

 

Flat Creek Crossing Accessible Trail Renderings

(Click on an image below to view full-size rendering)

 

 

Handicap Person in Wheelchair loading into handicap accessible van with dogMany come to Montreat looking forward to hiking a wooded trail to the top of Lookout or enjoying the sights and sounds of a mountain creek. Natural beauty in every season offers quiet and solitude and the chance to get off the beaten track. For some, those enjoyments are just not easily reachable. Our new all-persons trail will change that by creating a universally accessible path to Flat Creek. We hope you will help us” fund “ our way there. The new 0.1-mile trail will transform an unused access road just inside the Montreat gate, on the right side, south of the Memorial Garden. This trail is the first accessible site intended to link to existing Montreat trails. Stop by next time you are in town to check on our progress!

Flat Creek Crossing will be paid for by donations from citizens and friends of Montreat and grant awards. It is a project of the Montreat Landcare Committee which assumes all financial responsibility for the trail’s construction and maintenance. Landcare is an advisory board to the Town made up of representatives from the Town of Montreat, the Montreat Conference Center, Montreat College, the Earth Care Ministry Team of Montreat Presbyterian Church, and Montreat Cottagers. The trail site is located on Town land and permission for use has been granted through the Town Council.

 


Join us on this exciting new project!


Create

Our goal is to create a safe, barrier-free trail that will provide equal access for all to the natural beauty of this creekside setting.

Contribute

$305,000 is needed for excavation, permeable surfacing, trailhead/parking construction, signage, stone benches, and plantings of native species to continue to shade the water, edit views, and protect the creek. There are several technical challenges to meet for stabilizing the creek bank, creating the riparian buffer, and necessary stormwater engineering. This trail will be sustainable with a budget set aside for ongoing maintenance. Please consider making your tax-deductible donation so the work can begin. Find a pledge form and credit card information here.

Make checks to the Town of Montreat with Flat Creek Crossing on the memo line.
Mail to Town of Montreat, P.O. Box 423, Montreat, NC 28757

Sweat equity is also needed! Can you provide hands-on help with removing debris and invasive plants? Visit our website to sign up for scheduled work days.

Care

For the land and water of Montreat’s unique forest cove. Protect Flat Creek and ensure that future generations will have a place to be refreshed alongside this beautiful mountain stream.

We want everyone to be able to get to the creek!

Skills

Posted on

May 10, 2023