Emerald Outback, Beech Mountain
April 19 - December 31
The emerald forests of Beech Mountain once inspired a Wizard of Oz-themed amusement park. Now, they draw mountain bikers to more than 8 miles of single- and double-track trails. The competitive biking trails have a view from 5,400 feet, and they’re free and open to the public. For a fee, the town’s ski lifts will even carry bikers and their equipment to the summit in preparation for a ripping-roaring return ride.
402 Beech Mountain Parkway
Beech Mountain, N.C. 28604