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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
      Open as of Jul 19, 2020

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      11
      Trails Mountain Bike
      11
      Trails E-Bike
      1
      Trails Hike
      10
      Trails Trail Running
      10
      Trails Snowshoe
      2
      Total Distance
      7 miles
      Total Descent
      1,975 ft
      Total Vertical
      781 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      5,323 ft
      Reports
      26
      Photos
      22
      Ridden Counter
      1,090

      Photos of Emerald Outback Mountain Bike

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      Jun 7, 2021 @ 7:34pm
      Jun 7, 2021
      247 |
      Jul 3, 2019 @ 8:46pm
      Jul 3, 2019
      231 |
      Mar 25, 2018 @ 12:20pm
      Mar 25, 2018
      650 |
      Jul 21, 2014 @ 9:23am
      Jul 21, 2014
      643 |
      Jul 21, 2014 @ 9:15am
      Jul 21, 2014

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

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      user #2361479secured6commenttrailSouthern Ridge
      Jun 28, 2022 @ 2:02pm
      Jun 28, 2022
      user #2846210RoccompanywishlisttrailJackalope's Trail and 5 more
      May 26, 2022 @ 12:50pm
      May 26, 2022
      user #1831324ElijahVanriddentrailOZ Forest Run
      Dec 5, 2021 @ 1:31pm
      Dec 5, 2021
      user #1831324ElijahVanriddentrailWitches Backbone and 1 more
      Nov 3, 2021 @ 3:34pm
      Nov 3, 2021
      user #2830939gdj5votetrailWitches Backbone
      Oct 26, 2021 @ 7:54am
      Oct 26, 2021

      Recent Comments

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      user #2361479secured6trailSouthern RidgeEntirely rideable. If you enjoy tech climbs,...
      Jun 28, 2022 @ 2:02pm
      Jun 28, 2022
      user #1918881huckenhurleytrailSouthern RidgeDefinitely very narrow and rocky single track....
      Jun 7, 2021 @ 7:36pm
      Jun 7, 2021

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike117 miles1,975 ft4 miles781 ft
      #3,636#1,66322261679
      E-Bike11 mile190 ft2,854 ft164 ft
      #1,731#412247
      Hike107 miles1,857 ft4 miles781 ft
      #3,330#1,6872623
      Trail Running107 miles1,857 ft4 miles781 ft
      #3,343#1,689266
      Snowshoe21 mile233 ft3,747 ft157 ft
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      • emerald outback activity log | embed map of Emerald Outback mountain bike trails | emerald outback mountain biking points of interest

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