Cedar Rock Trail #16

4.27 out of 5
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↑ 1,400 ft
↓ 1,400 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
Connect to Cedar Rock from the Little River Trail #51 and/or the Big Rock
Trail #3.

This is one of the trails that Dupont is famous for! The trail begins with a
rocky singletrack climb up from the Little River trail, and gradually the
amount of rock in the trail increases until suddenly you are climbing on
straight slickrock! The trail tilts uphill at a ridiculous angle, and rock cairns
are your only guide that really distinguish the trail from the rest of the rock
face. This is a brutally steep climb, but because of the insane traction on
the slickrock, it is very rideable! Enjoy the amazing views as you grind your
way up to the top!
added by Greg HeilWorld Champ
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (11)


September 11, 2018
cc2012 Trailblazer  
Review: Awsome trail - tough climb, enduro decent. Only reason not 5 stars is because the trail is short.

Similar Trail: Big Rock


July 27, 2018
Review: This trail is definitely one of the most unique tracks you'll come across in the Southeast. I loved how it started as a high speed slickrock descent and then transitioned into a technical, blown out singletrack run down the rest of the mountain's vertical. Just make sure your brakes work!

Similar Trail: McLovin in Marquette, Michigan


November 19, 2017
C-Lo Singletrack  
Review: Lot of fun. Nice views. You get to work on your off camber turning a lot.

Similar Trail: steeplechase loop


February 1, 2017
Review: must ride trail in DuPont. great views. very challenging sections. a lot of everything


September 22, 2016
eddiez9 Gnarly  
Review: Got a taste for slickrock in Arizona and was thrilled to find a little in my own home state. I was surprised at how much of it was rideable for me at my intermediate level. I enjoyed it so much that I had to ride down twice! (I came up Big Rock the 1st time; it also has nice views.)

I think the easier/less scary way to ride it is to climb the South slope, which is much steeper than the Eastern part and probably will entail a bit of hiking. Enjoy the views and explore the peak a bit before heading down the Eastern slope.

It's a little difficult to locate the trail in places because it's bare rock, but it's also hard to get too lost. Keep your eye out for the little rock cairns which mark the trail!

Similar Trail: Baby Bell Trail in Sedona


October 9, 2014
Robertrose Doubletrack  
Review: Awesome trail. iMBA prepared with miles of flowing trails.


June 11, 2014
Gronckle Gnarly  
Review: A short trail with a tough climb, but totally worth it. Great views at the top. This is that unique eastern slickrock. There's just not too many opportunities to ride this kind of terrain in the east. Not to be missed.

Granny Gear

May 11, 2014
Review: One of the prettiest trails on the east coast! If you are in DuPont and are ready to do some steep climbing, don't miss this trail. The view from the top is worth it. The first half mile of climbing is the hardest. An easier descent compared to Big Rock, but still plenty of fun. Follow the rock piles and lighter coloration on the slick rock. It's pretty easy to stay on the trail if you look for the markers.


April 4, 2014
Review: Some awesome slickrock riding. Climb can be brutal if coming up from south but its so much fun once you get to top and descending that it is totally worth it.

Granny Gear

November 25, 2012
ranisolo Granny Gear  
Review: Awesome trail....Nice little piece of slickrock. Can be challenging depending on how agressive one rides it....My wife also enjoyed it thouroughly and she's a beginner(she took her time and played it cool).

Cedar Rock Trail #16 MTB Trail 4.27 out of 5 based on 11 ratings. 11 user reviews.
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