Take your mountain biking to new heights in Eastern America’s highest town.
Riders have their choice of 12 trails in the town of Beech Mountain. The trails tally more than 18 miles and are open year round, weather depending. Some trails are located in the Emerald Outback at the top of the mountain, while others are part of a trail system weaving into and out of town.
As you can see from the chart below, the trails offer a variety of difficulty and terrain. Most of them are easily accessible from the many lodging options available in this ski resort town.
Another option for riders is open from early June through late September. During this time frame, Beech Mountain Resort operates a downhill biking park on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The Beech Mountain Resort bike park has multiple downhill trails that traverse the ski slopes, and all of the resort’s trails are served by the ski lift. Riders can load their bikes on special trays that are added to the lift and then hop on a regular chair behind their bikes.
Mountain bikers from all over the nation have found their way to Beech Mountain over the years. The resort twice hosted USA Cycling’s Mountain Bike Gravity Nationals (2012, 2013) and the Emerald Outback teamed up with the resort’s trails to host the USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Biking National Championships in 2013 and 2014.
The town even has a bike wash located in the Emerald Outback parking lot across from the visitors center.