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.



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Fishing Options Abound on Beech

There are several options for trout fishing on Beech Mountain. Whether a serious angler or a beginner, whether fishing alone or bringing the family, check out Beech Mountain this spring. Two streams on Beech Mountain are part of the High Country Mountain Heritage Trout Waters Trail, while two small lakes on the mountain are regularly stocked with brown, rainbow and brook trout. Plenty of lodging is available, too. Click below for info ...

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Request a Free Map to the Emerald Outback Trail Park

Emerald Outback 001The Emerald Outback, Beech Mountain's high elevation trail system, provides seven miles of scenic trails at more than 5,200 feet. The trails criss cross the lush, wooded area near the summit and are a perfect escape for hikers, mountain bikers and trail runners.

The trails are open year round, with a trail head located in the town of Beech Mountain, and a second trail head higher up adjacent to the trails.

Highlights of the trail system include panoramic views of the Elk River Valley, hiking trails shaded by native Beech trees and rocky, rooty east coast mountain biking trails that have hosted the USA Cycling Collegiate National Championships.

Full-color maps of the Emerald Outback are available via mail at no charge. Click below for more details ...

Nearby Attractions Add to Beech Mountain's Allure

Grandfather Mountain 034Not only is Beech Mountain an affordable resort town with lots of outdoor activities, it's also conveniently located near many of the top attractions in the North Carolina High Country.

Within 35 minutes (or less) of Beech Mountain are several great destinations. Options range from the Blue Ridge Parkway to Grandfather Mountain to Tweetsie Railroad to Linville Caverns. The Horn in the West outdoor drama tells about the early settlers of nearby Boone, while the historic community of Valle Crucis is home to the legendary Mast General Store.

Want to learn more about what's available in the surrounding area? Just click the link below ...

Summer Concert Series Features Three Big Name Bands

Yonder Mountain String BandThree of the top Americana, roots and newgrass bands in the nation will perform outdoor concerts this summer at Beech Mountain Resort.

The monthly concert series kicks off June 16 with the Wood Brothers, followed by Trampled By Turtles on July 14 and Yonder Mountain String Band on Aug. 11.
This impressive trifecta of concerts will turn Beech Mountain Resort's ski runs into a grassy playground featuring a special outdoor stage at the base of the slopes in Eastern America's highest elevation town.
It will be a festive atmosphere for concerts with Beech Mountain Resort's summer activities in full swing. Activities include the resort's popular downhill mountain bike trails, the mountainside disc golf course and the 5506’ Skybar at the top of the slopes. Click below for more concert info ...

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Beech Mountain, North Carolina

Skybar in SummerThere are so many cool things to experience during a visit to Beech Mountain, North Carolina, it's hard to single out just 10. But we took our best shot at it anyway.

Our list includes amazing views from the 5,506' Skybar to 30 miles of gorgeous hiking trails to one of the best ski resorts on the East Coast. Click the link below to check out 10 great reasons to spend your next getaway in Eastern America's Highest Town ...

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