Experience the Emerald Outback at Beech Mountain - highest adventure trail park in Eastern America.
At 5,400 feet high in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, the Emerald Outback consists of nearly 10 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.
Discount mountain biking packages and hiking packages on the Emerald Outback are available by clicking here!
Also, please note
: Beginning June 7, Beech Mountain Resort provides lift service to the Emerald Outback for mountain bikers. Lift service is available every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from June 7 to Sept. 29.
The cost is $10 per ride, $30 per day, or $200 for a season pass. Click here