For the incorporated town, see Beech Mountain, North Carolina.
Beech Mountain seen from Grandfather Mountain
|Elevation||5,506 ft (1,678 m)|
|Prominence||1,520 ft (460 m)|
BEECH MOUNTAIN (NORTH CAROLINA) Latitude and Longitude:
|Location||Avery County, North Carolina, U.S.|
|Parent range||Blue Ridge Mountains|
|Topo map||USGS Elk Park|
Beech Mountain is a mountain in the
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.
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. 
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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