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Beech Mountain is the highest town in Eastern America and an ideal vacation spot in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains. Our elevation (5,506 feet) sets us apart 12 months a year.

Summer temperatures hover in the 60s and 70s and rarely exceed 79 degrees, creating a cool mountain getaway for: hiking, mountain biking, trail running, golfing, fishing, or relaxing.

Winter snows average 84.6 inches and transform Beech Mountain into a wonderland for: skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, snowshoeing, sledding, retro 80s weekend and apr├ęs ski.

Come for a visit and see why Beech Mountain is "North Carolina's Coolest Town."

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Sunset behind Beech
Beautiful summer sunset on Beech Mountain
Summertime is fun time in NC's Coolest Town

Two Trail Parks Equal One Great Summer on Beech Mountain

Two Trail Parks LRMountain biking enthusiasts can double their riding pleasure on Beech Mountain. Beech is home to two trail parks - the Emerald Outback cross-country trail system and the Beech Mountain Resort downhill trail system.

The Emerald Outback, with approximately eight miles of trails, opened a few years ago. It was joined last summer by the Beech Mountain Resort Bike Park.

Riders wishing to traverse the Emerald Outback trails may do so year-round. There are two trail heads with parking for the Emerald Outback, and there is no charge to ride the trails.

The ski resort's downhill trails are open Friday through Sunday from June 6 to October 19. Those trails are served, for a fee, by the resort's chairlift. Riders can also purchase a lift pass and use it for access to the Emerald Outback.

For more information on the Beech Mountain Resort Bike Park, click here. Information on the Emerald Outback is available by clicking here.

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Four-Legged Friends Love Beech Mountain

It's not only humans who enjoy a getaway in the North Carolina mountains.

Our four-legged, furry friends enjoy vacations, too, and Beech Mountain enjoys having them!

There are ample pet-friendly lodging options, so you can pick the perfect place for your pooch.

Once you arrive, make sure to visit Beech Mountain's recently opened one-acre Bark Park, complete with two fenced-in play areas: one for large dogs and one for small dogs.

There's also a greenway system in the heart of Beech Mountain, plus miles of trails surrounding the town.

For pet-friendly lodging options, please click here, or call 800-468-5506 for details.






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