The Town of Beech Mountain is proud to offer the new Emerald Outback trail system, which is phase one of the Beech Mountain Adventure Trail Park. The Emerald Outback is a compilation of diverse, sustainably built, interconnected multi-use trails for hiking, biking, running, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing that will appeal to a diverse group of recreationists from all backgrounds.
The trail network is a series of trails on both public and private land, maintained by the Town of Beech Mountain, that includes single track, double track, technical downhill runs, free ride areas, fire roads, old unmaintained gravel roads, rambling creeks, babbling brooks, scenic overlooks, and thick mile high forest, all nestled above 5,000 ft. Click here for your own Adventure Trail Park brochure and map.
The Emerald Outback is currently a 8+ mile network of gorgeous, flowing trails. With a wealth of unique terrain and vegetation, and overlooks providing stunning vistas of the Elk River Valley, the Emerald Outback offers some of the best hiking in the High Country.
There are more than eight miles of trails for mountain biking, trail running and hiking. Elevations range from 4,700-5,400 feet, making it the highest adventure trail park on the East Coast.