Welcome to the
Hiking Trails of Beech

Summer Hiking Schedule Available at the Rec Center and Visitor's Center at Town Hall.

Something for everyone is the best way to describe the twenty miles of designated hiking trails on Beech Mountain, North Carolina. Depending on your desire for an easy stroll through the woods with your family, or for those more adventurous, an eight mile trek through a thousand feet of elevation change, Beech's trails can fulfill your need for adventure. Whether it is for hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing or trail runs, we have the trails for you.

These wooded trails can take you through old growth forest, where waterfalls abound, over an old logging road, and beside a railroad grade that once carried the logs harvested on the ski slopes.

We even have a quarter mile paved handicap accessible trail around Lake Coffey for those wanting a little exercise.

As you hike the trails of Beech Mountain, you will follow pathways that wild animals often followed over and over, before the first human set foot on Beech, to find water, mineral licks or the easiest path from their wooded hide-a-ways into the open fields of balds where they grazed on lush vegetation.

All of the designated trails are marked. Maps displayed at each trailhead are easy to follow and include trail descriptions and helpful information.

The Falls Trail Loop has been completed as of August 2010 and is a great addition to our twenty plus miles of hiking trails. Built by a professional trail building crew, with the help of our own trail crew, this new section is a must for all hikers. A new entrance just of the Buckeye Rec Center walkway gives access to this new section. Future plans for this trail include a connector trail that will run from the area below the water plant and connect back with the new section. Join us for our Trail Weekend, April 30 and May 1, when volunteers can help with this project.

Come to Beech Mountain and enjoy an average our summer weather where temperatures seldom exceed 72 degrees. Great for an outdoor adventure!

Plan a hiking weekend year round on Beech Mountain. For help in planning accommodations and learning more about the trails, contact:

Beech Mountain Recreation Center: 828-387-3003
The Beech Mountain Visitors Center: 800-468-5506
Fred's General Mercantile: 828-387-4838
or visit them at http://www.beechmtn.com