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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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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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      Caution on Jul 1, 2019

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #2,418
      State Ranking
      #34
      Trails (view details)
      10
      Trails Mountain Bike
      10
      Trails E-Bike
      1
      Trails Hike
      10
      Trails Trail Running
      10
      Total Distance
      7 miles
      Total Descent
      1,994 ft
      Total Vertical
      781 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      5,323 ft
      Reports
      8
      Photos
      17
      Ridden Counter
      360

      Popular Emerald Outback Mountain Biking Trails

      Photos of Emerald Outback Mountain Bike

      15 |
      Jul 3, 2019 @ 8:46pm
      Jul 3, 2019
      60 |
      Mar 25, 2018 @ 12:20pm
      Mar 25, 2018
      583 |
      Jul 21, 2014 @ 9:23am
      Jul 21, 2014
      609 |
      Jul 21, 2014 @ 9:15am
      Jul 21, 2014

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      OZ Forest Run
      Jul 1, 2019 @ 10:27am
      Jul 1, 2019
      UnknownGronckleTotally revamped! Very nice stretch.
      Jackalope's Trail
      Jul 1, 2019 @ 10:27am
      Jul 1, 2019
      UnknownGronckleTree down at Zig Zag falls sign.
      OZ Road
      May 25, 2019 @ 8:57am
      May 25, 2019
      DryICUJeremy
      Chamberlain's Loop
      May 22, 2019 @ 5:50am
      May 22, 2019
      UnknownSugarbrad BMBP Trail No Longer Exists
      Northview
      Aug 25, 2018 @ 7:17am
      Aug 25, 2018
      DryTomaspg3
      Wizard's Way
      Aug 19, 2017 @ 9:18am
      Aug 19, 2017
      Prevalent MudRylandb

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #511974XCGusaddridelogAug 17, 2019 ride log
      Aug 17, 2019 @ 2:57pm
      14 hours
      user #1670136bh68750addridelogJul 7, 2019 ride log
      Aug 16, 2019 @ 4:52am
      2 days
      user #1684564BB1951addridelogAug 14, 2019 ride log
      Aug 14, 2019 @ 1:58pm
      Aug 14, 2019
      user #1439556madtouraddridelogAug 9, 2019 ride log
      Aug 10, 2019 @ 4:59pm
      Aug 10, 2019
      user #1479990AudieLeighaddridelogAug 8, 2019 ride log
      Aug 8, 2019 @ 11:21am
      Aug 8, 2019

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Beech Mountain Bike Park 2 7 20.6 km
      Lees–McRae College 12.5 km
      Sugar Mountain Resort 1 3 1 14.5 km
      Rocky Knob Park 4 4 3 115 km
      Wilson Creek 3 415.3 km
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