Escape to the Emerald Outback @ Beech Mountain
Escape to the Emerald Outback @ Beech Mountain



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 Limited access to trails thru October
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The Emerald Outback @ Beech Mountain is a year-round destination for mountain bikers and hikers.

At 5,400 feet high in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, the Emerald Outback has more than 8 miles of intermediate to advanced trails. The trail system includes single-track and double-track trails, gravel logging trails, and fire roads.

The setting atop Beech Mountain is unlike that of any other trail park in the Southeast.

Wind-swept gnarly Beech trees, lush undergrowth and small streams form an emerald forest that inspired creation of the Land of Oz theme park, which operated nearby from 1970-80.

And, did we mention 100-mile vistas from scenic overlooks?

The Emerald Outback was built by the Town of Beech Mountain. It's free and open to the public seven days a week, with the trail head in the center of this resort town.

Lift access to the Emerald Outback is available for a fee Friday through Sunday via the chairlift at Beech Mountain Resort. The resort's lift includes trays to carry mountain bikes to the summit, with riders following closely behind in a tradition lift chair. Hikers are welcome to ride the lift as well.

Beech Mountain Resort also has a mountain biking park, thus providing bikers with two trail park options in one location.

Discount mountain biking packages and hiking packages for the Emerald Outback are available by clicking here!
 
The lift at Beech Mountain Resort serves the Emerald Outback trails and the Beech Mountain Resort trails
The lift at Beech Mountain Resort serves the Emerald Outback trails and the Beech Mountain Resort trails




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