Dupont State Forest

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.42 out of 5
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Intermediate
80
miles

Singletrack
↑ 2,800 ft
↓ 2,900 ft
2,322
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
Dupont State Forest is a vast, expansive area with about 80 miles of singletrack and doubletrack trails. Here in Dupont, you'll find a little bit of everything, ranging from gorgeous trails with rushing waterfalls, easy doubletrack, challenging, technical singletrack, steep slickrock, and flowy dirt descents.

Be sure to check out the Big Rock, Burnt Mountain, and Cedar Rock trails in order to experience the excellent East Coast slickrock! Also, you have to make sure to descend the Ridgeline Trail (#65)--talk about flowy and fast!

One recommended route of many:
Ride across the road to the yellow gate marked Corn Mill Shoals Rd. Go through the gate and take the second trail on the left. This is a steep climb and comes out on some slickrock openings. Follow the painted arrows on the rock and follow the trail to the top of the mountain, then back down on the slickrock. After emerging at the power lines, take a hard right down the hill towards the dirt road (effectively a 180 degree turn). Turn right onto this dirt road and follow it down to Bridal Veil Trail. Take a right onto this trail and follow it to Corn Mill Shoals Road. Turn left. Next, turn right at Little River trail. This trail will go up for a while and becomes Burnt Mountain trail. Continue up the hill. After reaching the top of this mountain, there is an insanely steep downhill that leads back to Corn Mill Shoals road. Go left and you will be back at the yellow gate from the beginning. Overall, about a 7 or 8 mile loop. There are several loops here so get a map and check out some of the other stuff. Its easy to get lost out here so bring these directions or a map. Lots of slickrock riding - I've been told this is what Moab is like. These trails are fun because they are different, but they are also pretty tough and muddy after it rains.
added by Jeff BarberWorld Champ December 31, 2002
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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A: Pisgah Bike House!

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Little River Trail #51
Cedar Rock Trail #16
Big Rock Trail #3
Nooks Trail #57
Lake Imaging Road #45
Jim Branch Trail #41
Buck Forest Road #8
Tarklin Branch Road #80
Hickory Mountain Road #33
Ridgeline Trail #65
Mine Mountain
Hickory Mountain Loop
Hooker Creek Trail
Turkey Knob
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Granny Gear

June 29, 2016
Aubeez Granny Gear  
 
Review: We absolutely love Ridgeline trail. We had a blast.

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Gramcounter

June 24, 2016
aes5455 Gramcounter  
 
Review: Must visit for everyone on the East Coast! Endless supply of trails. Highly recommend you ride down Ridgeline.

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Trailblazer


April 9, 2016
 
Review: You wont find trail like this anywhere east of the Mississippi. The Slickrock is AWESOME. Big Rock trail (going down) is SUPER fun & the views are great. DEFINITELY RIDE HERE!

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Gramcounter


April 2, 2016
 
Review: Really nice trail system. First time there and it reminds me a little of Buffalo Creek trails in Pine, CO, with the exception of the climbs/descent being much shorter,. Loved the slick rock. I'll definitely be back more to explore.

Similar Trail: Buffalo Creek, CO

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Epic


March 16, 2016
 
Review: This place is like riding a dream...a singletrack in the heart of Middle Earth. Everything here...all pretty mild on the technical side but LOTS of fun flowy stuff. The slickrock sections feel like you riding on the moon. We rode the bigboy loop which was about 40ish miles around the whole park...saw several waterfalls and creek crossings...lots of climbing but the payback is awesome. Enjoy.

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Gramcounter


January 26, 2016
srock24 Gramcounter  
 
Review: Awesome Trail system! Lots of long climbs and long downhills sections with technical sections, switchbacks and flowing trails. The creeks were up and flowing making it hard to pass some but you can find ways around most of them. The trails will be great in the summer when it heats up and the cool down in the creeks will be needed. Overall, great trail system. Highly recommend spending a day riding in DuPont!

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Granny Gear

January 10, 2016
Eowyn Kay Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great trail system that allows riding in all weather conditions. Gravel roads for spinning, great technical single track of Cedar Rock, flowing downhill of Ridgeline. We like to go here in winter when the trails are less crowded.

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Trailblazer


December 7, 2015
 
Review: Leaving a review on the main gravel paths as when I visited it was after a rain. Really great views of waterfalls and paths were well taken care of. Will be back when its dry to check out the singletracks

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Bunny Hop

August 24, 2015
wgilmore Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Great mix of double, single and gravel riding. Great variety of things to see - nice views, slickrock, abandoned air strip, and waterfalls. Left a little skin on one of the more tech downhills. Great riding 10 of 10 would ride dupont again.

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Gramcounter


July 26, 2015
tom mayer Gramcounter  
 
Review: The reviews for ridge line made our plans around not missing. The reviews are right Ridgeline was awesome. All the climbing & wandering we did was all worth those last 2 miles. Will be back & try to check out some falls to, but will make Ridgeline part of my trip again.

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Dupont State Forest MTB Trail 4.42 out of 5 based on 80 ratings. 80 user reviews.
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