Beech Mountain (North Carolina)

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For the incorporated town, see Beech Mountain, North Carolina.

Beech Mountain
Beech Mountain viewed from Grandfather Mountain, Oct 2016 (cropped).jpg
Beech Mountain seen from Grandfather Mountain
Highest point
Elevation 5,506 ft (1,678 m)
Prominence 1,520 ft (460 m)
Coordinates 36°11′02″N 81°52′53″W / 36.18389°N 81.88139°W / 36.18389; -81.88139Coordinates: 36°11′02″N 81°52′53″W / 36.18389°N 81.88139°W / 36.18389; -81.88139[1]
Geography
Beech Mountain is located in North Carolina
Beech Mountain
Beech Mountain
Location in North Carolina
Location Avery County, North Carolina, U.S.
Parent range Blue Ridge Mountains
Topo map USGS Elk Park

Beech Mountain is a mountain in the North Carolina High Country and wholly in the Pisgah National Forest. Its elevation reaches 5,506 feet (1,657 m) and generates feeder streams for the Elk River. Nestled on the top is the Town of Beech Mountain.


Recreation[edit]

View after getting off chairlift for a downhill mountain bike run.
Mountain bikers on Beech Mountain.
(short video).

Beech Mountain offers skiing, snowboarding, and tubing in the winter months. In the summer, recreation includes hiking and mountain biking. Beech Mountain Resort runs chairlifts for downhill mountain biking.[2]

One of the more interesting walking areas is the defunct Land of Oz theme park, which existed briefly in the 1970s; remnants of the park can be visited today.

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