Trails Momentum

Trails Momentum

Trails Momentum is a co-ed adventure therapy-based program for young men and women between the ages of 18-25 tucked in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.

Trails Momentum is a co-ed adventure therapy-based therapeutic wilderness program offering a transformative, whole student centered growth experience in the mountains of western North Carolina for young adults ages 18-25.

Adventure programming, clinical services, education, service-learning, community living, and family programming are seamlessly interwoven to maximize the transference of soft and hard skills in a way the empowers our graduates in their post Trails Momentum lives.

At Trails Momentum, we recognize that struggling young adults and their families face challenges that are often distinctly different than adolescents. That is why Trails Momentum’s approach to inspiring change in young adults draws on a sense of community and adventure that helps shift the narrative about a young man or woman’s trajectory.


We help young adults develop the skills needed to successfully launch into adulthood and lead happy and healthy lives.

Trails Academy student
Todd RansdellProgram Director


Phone: (877) 296 – 8711



City: Pisgah Forest, North Carolina

Closest Airport: Asheville Regional Airport


Average Duration:  60 -90 days.

Who we Help: Co-ed ages of 18 to 25.

Students at Momentum are striving to gain:

  • Independence
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Skills to continue their education
  • Better ways to cope with anxiety, depression, or self esteem
  • Ways to break out of destructive behavior patterns such as substance use

Learn More About Trails Momentum

A co-ed Wilderness Adventure Program for students 18-25
Todd Ransdell
Todd Ransdell
Program Director
Adam Ray
Adam Ray
Director of Program Development
Graham Shannonhouse
Graham Shannonhouse
Executive Director