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      These trails are separate from Beech Mountain and there is No Lift Access.

      The Emerald Outback @ Beech Mountain is a 7-mile trail park open to the public year round. The trails are maintained by the Town of Beech Mountain and criss-cross the mountaintop. These trails are separate from Beech Mountain and there is No Lift Access.

      USA Cycling hosted its 2013 and 2014 collegiate national championships at the Emerald Outback, which is fast becoming one of the premier mountain biking locations in the Southeast. It's also a great destination for hiking and trail running.

      The Emerald Outback is comprised of double track, single track, grassy areas and dirt/gravel roads, ranging from 4,700 to 5,400 feet in elevation, which makes the Outback one of the highest mountain biking trail systems on the East Coast.

      Several miles are single track, described as “typical rocky, rooty, East Coast mountain biking single track.”

      Trails are free and open to the public seven days a week. Riders and hikers must register at the Beech Mountain Visitor Center before proceeding to the trails.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      AKA: EMO
      EMO Summit Parking google parking directions
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #3,006
      State Ranking
      #46
      Trails
      10
      Total Distance
      7 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      4 miles
      Total Descent
      1,891 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      5,323 ft
      Total Vertical
      781 ft
      Reports
      1
      Photos
      16
      Ridden Counter
      66

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      Recent Trail Reports

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      Photos of Emerald Outback Mountain Bike

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      West Bowl, Beech Mountain
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      Emerald Outback Mountain Bike Routes

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      Freehub Magazine: Emerald Outback
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      Recent Activity

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