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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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      Region Status
      Caution as of Mar 9, 2024

      Stats

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      Trails (view details)
      13
      Trails Mountain Bike
      13
      Trails E-Bike
      1
      Trails Hike
      11
      Trails Trail Running
      11
      Trails Snowshoe
      2
      Total Distance
      8 miles
      Total Descent
      2,180 ft
      Total Vertical
      783 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      5,325 ft
      Reports
      63
      Photos
      52
      Ridden Counter
      1,471

      Photos of Emerald Outback Mountain Bike

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      Jul 28, 2023 @ 12:46pm
      Jul 28, 2023
      trail: OZ Forest Run
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      Jul 28, 2023 @ 7:21am
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      trail: OZ Forest Run
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      Jul 28, 2023 @ 7:21am
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      trail: OZ Forest Run
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      Jul 28, 2023 @ 7:21am
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      trail: OZ Forest Run
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      Jul 28, 2023 @ 7:21am
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      trail: OZ Forest Run
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      Jul 28, 2023 @ 7:21am
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      Jul 28, 2023 @ 7:17am
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      Jul 28, 2023 @ 7:17am
      Jul 28, 2023

      Videos of Emerald Outback Mountain Bike

      Ruby Slippers Trail
      83 | Apr 28, 2023

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Wizard's Way
      Mar 9, 2024 @ 2:02am
      Mar 9, 2024
      IdealHike caleb93
      Northview
      Feb 21, 2024 @ 11:27am
      Feb 21, 2024
      Prevalent MudTrees down every 15-20 yards. Freeze/thaw...DaveKOclUF
      Witches Backbone
      Feb 21, 2024 @ 11:27am
      Feb 21, 2024
      Prevalent MudTrees down every 15-20 yards. Freeze/thaw...DaveKOclUF
      OZ Forest Run
      Nov 21, 2023 @ 2:53am
      Nov 21, 2023
      DrySome asshole hikers decided to put trees...DaveKOclUF
      Witches Way
      Nov 4, 2023 @ 12:17pm
      Nov 4, 2023
      IdealSo goodDaveKOclUF
      Ruby Slippers
      Oct 29, 2023 @ 5:13am
      Oct 29, 2023
      Idealcaleb93
      Jackalope's Trail
      Oct 29, 2023 @ 5:13am
      Oct 29, 2023
      IdealSmall tree down coming downhill from...caleb93
      Grass Road Loop
      Sep 30, 2023 @ 7:10am
      Sep 30, 2023
      Idealcaleb93
      Southern Ridge
      Sep 30, 2023 @ 7:10am
      Sep 30, 2023
      Idealcaleb93
      OZ Road
      Aug 6, 2023 @ 3:34pm
      Aug 6, 2023
      Variablenspmedic BMBP

      Activity Feed

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      Feb 25, 2024 @ 7:33am
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      Nov 30, 2023 @ 10:35am
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      Recent Comments

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      SeanHfqOcftrailSouthern Ridgetrail is running super!
      Oct 5, 2023 @ 8:22am
      Oct 5, 2023
      Z1p7a8trailNorthviewIt’s alr
      Aug 5, 2023 @ 9:25am
      Aug 5, 2023
      DrpbmxxztrailSouthern RidgeExtremely technical at spots.
      Jul 28, 2023 @ 12:45pm
      Jul 28, 2023
      DrpbmxxztrailWitches WayJump line, don't ride it when it's wet
      Jul 28, 2023 @ 7:21am
      Jul 28, 2023
      DrpbmxxztrailOZ Forest RunStarts with a climb with a few technical...
      Jul 28, 2023 @ 7:20am
      Jul 28, 2023

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike138 miles2,178 ft5 miles784 ft
      #3,182#1,60552631908
      E-Bike11 mile190 ft2,854 ft164 ft
      #2,409#576579
      Hike117 miles1,985 ft4 miles784 ft
      #3,751#1,9146242
      Trail Running117 miles1,985 ft4 miles784 ft
      #3,769#1,9196219
      Snowshoe21 mile233 ft3,747 ft157 ft
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