Guided hikes are offered from May through October in the Emerald Outback and on other trails located in the town of Beech Mountain.

The free hikes are hosted by the Beech Mountain Parks and Recreation Department and promptly depart from the designated meeting place. There is no need to register. Simply show up on time and be ready to go. Participants are asked to bring water and have appropriate footwear suitable for hiking.

For questions or more info, call the Beech Mountain Parks & Recreation Department at 828-387-3003 or visit