Dupont State Forest

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4.46 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.
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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: 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.

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Q: Where can a map of the trail system for Dupont be purchased? -kguerra

A: You can just find it for free at the park kiosks or print one offline. No need to buy one.

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System Trails (23)
System Trails (23)
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
Hickory Mountain Loop
Hooker Creek Trail
Turkey Knob
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Granny Gear

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

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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.

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Singletrack


February 8, 2018
CFM Singletrack  
 
Review: Did a short loop off of Station Rd. with my wife and some good friends. Did a lot of varied terrain including an armored hill and a downhill run. Visited a waterfall just off the trail. I can see why this place is so popular.

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Doubletrack


November 19, 2017
C-Lo Doubletrack  
 
Review: This is a must for anyone who loves mountain biking. Make sure you ride with someone who knows their way around or get a detailed map. I got a chance to ride with the group from SQUATCH and it was great. Nice people.

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Granny Gear

August 2, 2017
Sue Ginter Granny Gear  
 
Review: First ride ever on Cedar Rock Trail. Tough climb to the top, but well worth it! First, enjoyed the view. After that, I took the back way down Cedar Rock. It's rated difficult, and the descent stretched my skills in a good way! Lots of whoops and endorphins along the way. Can't wait to do this trail again! The slick rock is really cool. In general the terrain is not as rooty and technical as the stuff up in CT I used to ride. Not as many logs but great rocky drops! I'm a female biker and this trail was fantastic

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Gramcounter

July 24, 2017
 
Review: This place kicks ass. Tons of miles and variety. Awesome scenery. 1 of the best trail systems in the entire Southeast. Nat Geo map a must.

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Gramcounter


June 5, 2017
 
Review: best trails I've ever ridden, there got 75.9 miles of pure awesomeness. Ridgeline is a must ride for sure. really had fun and great views

Similar Trail: bent creek

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Gramcounter

May 23, 2017
 
Review: Fun network of trails - but can be confusing to navigate on own/1st time. We hired a guide who showed us the best of everything.

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Gramcounter


May 16, 2017
swaaflyus Gramcounter  
 
Review: A little more than a beginner trail for me the one I took it was a very steep climb to the top but coming down was pretty fast with a lot of Rollinghills and switchbacks great scenery of the falls along the trail highly recommend the ride.

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Doubletrack


March 30, 2017
 
Review: This trail system is great! The variety is truly astonishing, with the trails varying from slickrock to fast and flowy. My personal favorite is the Turkey Knob descent. You get the flow of Ridgeline and a natural environment that can't be beat. That said, in Dupont it doesn't really matter which trail you choose. Even if you were blindfolded and pointed at a random trail, it would still be one of the best you've ever ridden.

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Dupont State Forest MTB Trail 4.46 out of 5 based on 96 ratings. 96 user reviews.
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