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Level: Intermediate
Length: 1 mi (1.6 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +544/532 ft
Total: 47 riders

Mountain Biking Hickory Mountain Loop

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#52 of 533 mountain bike trails in North Carolina
#884 in the world

Great addition to ride before the Ridgeline DH. This loop is a solid, steady climb followed by a fun downhill. A little variety from Ridgeline which adds more fun on top of what's already awesome in that corner of DuPont State Forest.

Before you go
  • No Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • No Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • No Restrooms 
Getting there
35.2196121, -82.6011579
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  • Collin Buth

    Fun trail. I would suggest only doing it counter clockwise, which would be a right turn at the trailhead. the trail ends with an awesome, super fast decent, and then connects to ridgeline trail. makes for a fun couple miles.

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  • Greg Heil

    Great singletrack loop that provides some bonus elevation for the Ridgeline descent.

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  • Vlad Stepanov

    Beautiful loop. You can do it each direction and have fun. If you want a longer descent but more leveled, do it clockwise. If you want a short, steep, and fast descend, do it counter-clockwise. This is the very top of the mountain. Some nice views but most are blocked by trees. You gotta add this to your ridgeline loop.

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  • Jetnjeff29r

    Very Fun in both directions, but particularly clockwise as the penultimate loop of any ride feeding into Ridge Line

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  • jackmc320

    Great trail with nice flow . There is one off camber rock that might pose some issues if you ride the trail counter-clockwise.

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