Lace Up And “Hike On” With Beech Mountain

Beech Mountain, NC

Grab your boots, your hiking pole and your water bottle, Beech Mountain will be celebrating its more than 27 miles of trails by declaring May Hike On month! During May, visitors can enjoy guided hikes and giveaways at the Visitor Center.

Beech Mountain offers a variety of beautifully maintained trails for hikers of all ages and skill levels. So, whether you want to challenge yourself and work on your “Beech Body” or go on a relaxing stroll through the woods, you will enjoy waterfalls, wildlife, and wildflowers.

Upper Pond Creek is the perfect easy trail for beginners and families. Along the one-mile trail you will find stations which offer quick facts about the fauna and flora that call Beech home. On Lower Pond Creek, more experienced hikers will be rewarded by cascading streams and small waterfalls surrounded by old hemlock trees. This half-mile trek offers various perfect areas for a picnic and a large observation deck, which is a great spot to sit and enjoy the tranquil stream below. 

The Buckeye Lake area features two popular trails – Falls Trail which leads to a 20-foot cascade and Buckeye Lake Loop which takes hikers around the lake and surrounding wooded area, considered by the Audubon Society to be a “hot spot” for bird watching in the High Country.

The Emerald Outback, a premier hiking and biking park located near the summit, features nine connecting trails for every skill set and four overlooks which provide breathtaking long-range views, perfect for a spectacular photo to share with friends. 

A total of 21 trails and a wide variety of lodging options, with budget friendly pricing, allow visitors to easily make it a full weekend of mountain exploration. 

For more information about this experience or experiences visit: or call 800-438-2093 for more information.