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Level: Intermediate
Length: 2 mi (3.2 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +439/ -426 ft
Total: 175 riders

Mountain Biking Cedar Rock Trail #16

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#56 of 544 mountain bike trails in North Carolina
#1,098 in the world

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!

First added by Greg Heil on Mar 26, 2011. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
"From I-26 South, take exit 9 (Asheville Airpot). Go to the right towards the
airport and Brevard. Go approximately 15 miles until NC 280 becomes US 276.
Follow this into and through Brevard (staying on four lane hwy). Go
approximately 9 miles past Brevard into Cedar Mtn, NC. Go left onto Cascade
Lake Road. Go about 2 miles and you will see the parking area on the left.
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  • cc2012   ✓ supporter

    Awsome trail - tough climb, enduro decent. Only reason not 5 stars is because the trail is short.

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  • Matthew Bonner

    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!

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  • C-Lo

    Lot of fun. Nice views. You get to work on your off camber turning a lot.

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  • Collin Buth

    must ride trail in DuPont. great views. very challenging sections. a lot of everything

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  • eddyz9   ✓ supporter

    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!

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  • Gronckle

    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.

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  • vincentedwards

    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.

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  • Zachary Mckee

    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.

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  • ranisolo

    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).

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  • Greg Heil   ✓ supporter

    This trail is absolutely epic! I only rode it a week ago, but I already want to go back and do it again! The slickrock is just so fun to ride on, and the views from the trail are just phenomenal! Be sure to bring your camera!

    This climb is definitely not for the faint of heart, though. It is steep and brutal, so bring your A-game! Definitely a black diamond for steepness and for some technical riding at the bottom.

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