Cycling, Horseback Riding, Ziplining and more


The Emerald Outback
The newest addition to the hiking & cycling trail system! This adventure trail park offers approximately 10 miles of trails with elevations ranging from 4700’ to 5400’, with 100-mile views of the North Carolina High Country. They even have ski lifts for cycling! Visit Web Site

Railroad Grade Trail in Todd
A perfectly flat road located in Todd, just outside of Boone, stretching 10 miles alongside the New River and through some of the most beautiful pastoral scenes to be found in the area!

Rocky Knob Mountain Bike Park
New mountain bike park located near Boone, offering trails from easy to difficult throughout the park’s 185 acres!
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Virginia Creeper Trail
A 33-mile crushed limestone rail-trail, winding through the mountains. Area outfitters offer bicycle rentals and shuttles, so the ride can be all downhill! Located about 1.5 hours from Beech.

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Linville Gorge Wilderness Area
sprawls over 10,000 acres, where visitors can enjoy fishing, hiking, & mountain biking a variety of terrain. Linville Falls, arguably the most popular of the High Country’s waterfalls, is situated in the Linville Gorge, about 45 minutes from Beech.
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Whitewater action for the entire family suitable for children 3 years old and up and has been recognized as outfitter of the year two times! Some of their popular tours include: Rafting with Small Children, High Adventure Rafting, Extreme Rafting and Cave Exploration. They also offer rentals of canoes, tubes, kayaks and bikes. Located in Boone.
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Cherokee Adventures
Whitewater rafting & cycling trips & low ropes. Located about an hour from Beech.
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Horseback Riding

Dutch Creek Trails
Open year-round, for ages 6 and up, offering wooded & open field trails and breathtaking scenery! (828) 297-7117.
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The High Country offers many options for exhilarating zips through the air!

Hawksnest Ziplines
Offering 19 zip lines encompassing over four miles, with some cables more than 1,500 feet long! Located over the snow tubing area at Hawksnest. (828) 963-6561

Screaming Ziplines
(828) 898-5404
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Sky Valley Zip Tours
Ten zip lines, a cliff jump, a swinging bridge and countless views. Located on 140 acres of pristine environment with diverse flora and fauna and a beautiful waterfall. (855) 4SKYZIP
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