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 ...

Youth Sledding Hill is Open After Offseason of Upgrades

Sledding Hill BeechMTN 0004Beech Mountain’s youth sledding hill opened in early December for the 2017-18 season.

The sledding hill is owned and operated by the Town of Beech Mountain, which instituted several offseason upgrades. Grading work evened the slope and created a longer stretch to slow down at the bottom, while special padding was installed at the bottom of the hill and along the sides.
Other improvements included dividing the hill into a slower side for younger kids and a faster side for older kids, and increasing the capacity of water flow to the snow gun to maximize snowmaking.
The sled run is for children 12 and under, with parents allowed to accompany younger kids. Plastic sleds are required. Hot chocolate is available at the pizzeria across the street, with free Wi-Fi and heated rest rooms next door at the Beech Mountain Visitor Center ...


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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