Beech Mountain has 30-plus miles of hiking trails highlighting the mountain’s true beauty, taking you through forests, over logging roads, and along a railroad grade that once carried wood harvested on Beech Mountain.
Beech has hiking for all ages. Take an easy stroll through in-town woods with the family, or test yourself on longer trails that leads to waterfalls and scenic vistas. if you really want a challenge, take a multi-mile hike through 1,000 feet of elevation change. You’ll see wildlife, waterfalls, picturesque lakes, and panoramas showcasing the breathtaking beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina.
Beech also offers guided hikes throughout the year, including twice monthly in summer. These hikes rotate among the town’s 10 marked trails, ranging in difficulty from easy to strenuous. There’s also a paved, handicap-accessible trail around Lake Coffey and a fishing pier dedicated to the late Mr. Beech, Charles Burleson.
The biggest hiking news in recent years has been the addition of the Emerald Outback at Beech Mountain. This trail system is located near the very top of the mountain and features more than eight miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking and trail running. Scroll down to see more information on great Blue Ridge Mountain hiking in the Emerald Outback.
For detailed info on the town trails, visit www.hikebeechmountain.com.