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Emerald Outback Trail
10/09/14 at 6:24pm
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Going to Beech this weekend and was curious if anyone has ridden the Emerald Outback Trail system?  Any insights, suggestions, etc.  Weather doesn't look great but I am going to try anyway.

  
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Re: Emerald Outback Trail
Reply #1 - 10/09/14 at 7:59pm
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I'ts been a few years for me. It was a bit hard to follow, but not too bad. Be sure to print a map or get one (hopefully they still have them) at the trailhead/ town center where you park. There was really only one shortish segment I wish I had gone down rather than up. I didn't get out to the furthest out trails but did most or all of the rest. I liked it. There are/ were some quite rooty spots.

I imagine it's only gotten better and longer.
  
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Reply #2 - 10/09/14 at 8:44pm
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Advocat wrote on 10/09/14 at 7:59pm:
I'ts been a few years for me. It was a bit hard to follow, but not too bad. Be sure to print a map or get one (hopefully they still have them) at the trailhead/ town center where you park. There was really only one shortish segment I wish I had gone down rather than up. I didn't get out to the furthest out trails but did most or all of the rest. I liked it. There are/ were some quite rooty spots.

I imagine it's only gotten better and longer.



Thanks man, found the map online and it does look a bit confusing.  Looks like everything connects in some way though.

  
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Re: Emerald Outback Trail
Reply #3 - 10/10/14 at 11:52pm
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Pkniland19 wrote on 10/09/14 at 6:24pm:
Going to Beech this weekend and was curious if anyone has ridden the Emerald Outback Trail system?  Any insights, suggestions, etc.  Weather doesn't look great but I am going to try anyway.


do Rocky Knob instead. Then head to the appalachian mountain brewery for a cold one
  
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Re: Emerald Outback Trail
Reply #4 - 10/13/14 at 1:30pm
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ROrange Rider wrote on 10/10/14 at 11:52pm:

do Rocky Knob instead. Then head to the appalachian mountain brewery for a cold one



You were right, I should have done Rocky Knob.  I think it could be a good trail system but there was very little in the way of trail markings.  Ended up on the same trail several times without really knowing how I kept getting back to it.  On a positive note I did  get to do a gnarly section of the ski slope.  Again, don't really know how I ended up there.
  
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