PLAN YOUR VISIT
The Raptor Trail is a three-quarter mile walking trail and zoological facility that permanently houses and displays more than thirty birds of prey. The birds act as ambassadors for their species and serve an important role in connecting people with wildlife in a safe and respectful manner. Guests can enjoy learning about birds of prey from across the globe during their walk on the Raptor Trail
MARCH - OCTOBER
Open 7 Days A Week
NOVEMBER - FEBRUARY
Open Wednesday - Sunday
Keeper Chats: Sundays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. & Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m.
Fly-By: Fridays at 1:00 p.m.
*Closed Holidays: New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day
CHILDREN (3 AND UNDER)
School and group pricing can be
requested for groups of 15 or more.
*Does not include NC Sales Tax or Online Fees
MAP & DIRECTIONS
6000 Sample Road
Huntersville, NC 28078
It is always FREE to park. Picnic tables are available onsite for public use, but cannot be reserved.
What are your service animal policies?
The Raptor Trail welcomes service animals and asks you to comply with the following requests:
Please inform staff on duty that your animal is a service animal.
Always keep your animal under your control.
If you see a bird in an enclosure in distress, please move along to the next stop for the safety of the bird.
For the safety of all, service animals cannot attend any activities where birds are outside of their enclosures.
Is the trail ADA accessible?
The Raptor Trail is a legacy trail system begun in 1984 and is a hard packed surface which can be used by some people with wheelchairs. Erosion prevention timbers and large roots may make the trail inaccessible for some and for most electric wheelchairs.
The Visitor’s Center is also not fully accessible.
Do you have wheelchairs available?
Are there places to sit and rest along the trail ?
There are some benches available along the ¾ mile Raptor Trail.