Dupont State Forest

4.46 out of 5
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↑ 2,800 ft
↓ 2,900 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.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Trail Q&A
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Q: was this trail sparred from the forest fires -Daniel Lee Dault Jr.

A: Yes

Joel DH answered on January 28, 2017. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No




Q: Whats the minumum suspension for these trails? front and or rear? Is a hardtail acceptable? -namtrok

A: I've ridden all of it on a hard tail. 100mm front suspension.

2frankh answered on November 15, 2016. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No

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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
Hickory Mountain Loop
Hooker Creek Trail
Turkey Knob
Airstrip Trail
Bridal Veil Falls
Cascade Trail
Hilltop Trail
Isaac Heath Trail
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Reviews (104)

Granny Gear

July 6, 2019
Review: HONEYMOON SHRED! Dupont State Forest Mountain Biking with Red Wolf!


May 3, 2019
John Fisch Epic  
Review: Good scenery. Some cool tech. Some good flow. Lots of very nice singletrack. Huge area with truly epic mileage available. The area actually rides like a group of different areas all interconnected, but not all the connections are great. Some trails are really just rehabbed roads or very wide crushed rock "trails." Best to concentrate on one area at a time to maximize the fun factor.


March 21, 2019
Review: One of the best places in the state, and one of the best on the east coast. This place has a ton to offer, I just wish it was a bit closer!

Granny Gear

October 20, 2018
Review: Great place. Best when rivers are lower

Granny Gear

August 29, 2018
wbigsby Granny Gear  
Review: I ride here every Sunday, it's not the most technically challenging stuff in the area, but it's got something for everyone.

Granny Gear

August 9, 2018
dmartinie Granny Gear  
Review: Loved it. This is where they shot "The Last of the Mohicans. Odd that the waterfall is only 10 feet tall at best.

Similar Trail: Bear Creek


July 9, 2018
MikeyO Gramcounter  
Review: Excellent!!! Coming from Michigan I was not used to the up and down of these mountains. So I was definitely going slower then I am used to. I loved this area and I wish I had more time. You will not be disappointed.


June 12, 2018
rmap01 Doubletrack  
Review: Outstanding trail system. It's got it all: great downhill, fast & flowy, technical rock gardens, beautiful views, stream crossings, killer climbs, you name it. Only had one day so I mapped ~20m route that enabled me to incorporate some of DuPont's best. Started from Lake Imaging. Worked my way up to Airstrip (incredibly views at the end of the old runway) and was a blast riding down. From there I climbed back up and took Reasonover to Turkey Knob - working my way east - which are great trails and eventually worked my way back north to finish on Ridgeline which is as good as advertised. I didn't have an opportunity to hit up Cedar Rock or Big Rock but that's certainly on the bucket list for the next time. Loved it!

Bunny Hop

April 9, 2018
Review: Stunning collection of maintained trails. Incredibly rideable for all ages and skill levels and fast and flowy enuf to keep expert riders entertained when u need a recover day from Pisgah. There are excellent fireroad access to trailheads, just grab a map and go! bring a phone - youll want to take pictures.

Similar Trail: Allegripis

Granny Gear

March 23, 2018
cliverman Granny Gear  
Review: Dupont Ridge - great trail. Flows and has plenty of challenges. Never a boring day in Dupont.

Dupont State Forest MTB Trail 4.46 out of 5 based on 104 ratings. 104 user reviews.
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