Dupont State Forest

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4.39 out of 5
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Intermediate
80
miles

Singletrack
↑ 23,000 ft
↓ 23,300 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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System Trails (20)
System Trails (20)
Reasonover Creek Trail
5 Falls Dupont Sf
Kids Bike Loop
Wilkie Trail, #90
Micajah Trail (#54)
Rock Quarry Road
Buckhorn Creek Road #10
Corn Mill Shoals Trail #19
Burnt Mountain Trail #11
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
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March 24, 2015
 
Review: DuPont is one of my absolute favorite places to ride. I could spend all day there, and I have. It's about an hour drive for me to get there but the drive is beautiful so I don't mind, and once I'm there the ride is beautiful. Just make sure you bring lots of water and MAKE SURE you bring along an up-to-date map of the place because it's easy to get lost in there, especially at night. And I mean UP-TO-DATE because there are some maps out there that are missing a lot of trails.

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March 23, 2015
 
Review: Awesome place to ride! Cedar Mountain and Big Rock have tough climbs but the backside of each is great down hill. These two trails are pretty unique with a good amount of flat rock and good views. Burnt mountain has a long gradual uphill with a techy down hill clockwise, the climb is worth the down. Counter.clockwise.would be hike a bike to an extended flowy downhill. Ridgeline is a highly recommended.trail also (probably my fave) if you go East on the trail it's gradual relatively easy climbing, west on the trail is long fast flow downhill similar to FATS or Warrior Creek.

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January 28, 2015
 
Review: There's something for everybody here. You can make it as hard or as easy as you'd like it. The scenery makes these trails some of the best I've done. Enjoy pretending you're in the Hunger Games movie (the first one was filmed here).

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January 24, 2015
 
Review: Dupont State Forest is a blast to ride. There are dozens of trails that can be all linked together to make a great ride. I highly suggest that you pick a route that allows you to take the Ridgeline Loop down to the parking area at Imagine Lake. It is a 3/4 mile downhill that is worth the entire trip. There are dozens of places to camp especially in Brevard that is 20 min down the road. There you also have access to the Pisgah Trails. You can't go wrong making the trip here. Make sure you hit up the Bridal Vail Falls. It's a little gravel road off the trails but it is totally worth it. The Airstrip Trail is another great trail to take. Just make sure you go down it, not up it. Your going to have a blast

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January 9, 2015
 
Review: At first I was skeptical about having to link all of the single track trails together with gravel roads but once I started riding it all made sence. With the exception of the colder weather and the rain we had a great time. The trails were all amazing and drained very well. I was surprised at how little the water pooled up to create slop with the steady rain fall.

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September 6, 2014
 
Review: Has lot of everything. Ridgeline is a must and a scream! Several ways to get to the top before going down. Corn Mill Shoals loop is a great challenge. Not Slickrock but unique for the southeast. Dupont is a great place to also swim and hike to see waterfalls.

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July 8, 2014
 
Review: Burnt Mtn. Is an awesome downhill but a difficult climb to get there. The downhill is on granite rock marked with little stacks of rocks.

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July 8, 2014
 
Review: Hickory Mtn. Loop is a very difficult single track that is a very tough climb either way you ride it. In my opinion skip it and go straight for Ridgeline which is awesome.

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July 8, 2014
 
Review: Hickory Mtn. Loop is a very difficult single track that is a very tough climb either way you ride it. In my opinion skip it and go straight for Ridgeline which is awesome.

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July 8, 2014
 
Review: The ride I like starts at lake imaging parking lot. I start on lake imaging road to Hilltop trail, which is a nice fast single track. From hilltop trail back to lake imaging road to Buck Forest road to Thomas Cemetery Road to Tarkiln Branch Rd. from there to branch off on Sandy trail which is a nice little single track then over to Wintergreen Falls Trail which has a nice waterfall. From there to Hickory Mtn. Rd which brings you to Ridgeline Trail. I find this loop a great way to get to Ridgeline with a few nice single tracks added into the service roads which I use to climb because it is easier. To me this is a nice about 10 mile loop with a combination of service roads and single track.

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Dupont State Forest MTB Trail 4.39 out of 5 based on 64 ratings. 64 user reviews.
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