North Carolina has become a hub for paragliding enthusiasts from around the United States, who come to experience the thrill of gliding through North Carolina's distinctive mountain terrain. North Carolina's many areas of high elevation and diverse mountain ranges make it ideal for enjoying paragliding. Experienced pilots launch from the flat tops of several North Carolina peaks, allowing them to soar up and down majestic ridgelines or just take in the stunning views North Carolina has to offer. Mile after mile of ridges running east-west make North Carolina an inspiring place to fly, with small cross-country flights becoming increasingly popular. Whether you are an experienced paraglider or looking to try it out for the first time, North Carolina paragliding is sure to provide a safe, once-in-a-lifetime thrill.