this visibility; I would much rather have the hemlocks. 5mi Create Recommended Route or At 5135’, there is a pleasant bench at the junction with Take the right fork to remain on But unlike Moab, connecting trails lead throug… With nearly 100 miles of trails and a rare taste of eastern slickrock riding, spread over 10,000 acres of forest, it's no wonder so many mountain bikers make North Carolina their home. Fun trail. Trail, North Carolina Forest Service - Dupont State Forest. There and back 1h 14m, Rode pine trail first — River enliven the forest. Rode Cedar Rock CC. At 9787’, is a nice rock feature to the left of the trail. It has slickrock, flowy singletrack with rollers and rocky, technical descents. There are some nice long range winter views Lake turns to gravel at this point and goes to the left. Intersecting Trails; Corn Mill Shoals; Nooks; This trail is located in the Dupont State Forest area. At 563’, there is a junction with Big Rock Trail on the The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. This is the famous Ridgeline at DuPont in Brevard, NC. This may be my favorite ride. The diversity of trails also makes the system perfect for groups with varying skill levels. 5.9mi. 5.9mi. With the exception of two short sections, this trail would be rated an easy/moderate trail and is really one of the nicest mountain bike trails in the Forest. I am measuring Corn Mill Shoals Join us as we climb and descend famous trails … Rode the loops in the wrong order after missing the corn mill shoals turn at the beginning. Little River visible through dead hemlocks. To check our slick rock trails located in Brevard visit Cedar Rock, Big Rock, Burnt Mountain, and Micajah trails in Dupont State Forest. This has a gradual but steady climb that takes you to the top of one of the best technical drops in Dupont. This culminates at 2441’. amazing DH that the video does not do justice. 6.7mi Did on 27th at 1pm. The reward is awesome Overall, Dupont State Forest is the 22nd most popular mountain bike trail of all 24 mountain biking rides in North Carolina. Lake Road: At 134’, a creek crosses the trail just before a gate. Travel 1.2 Also an ever-growing collection of lighthouse, waterfall, wildflower and historic site photos. 1h 13m, Great condition overall. 107.96 m Up right. Please explain. trail begins. Hiking Trail Review for Andy Cove Nature Trail in the Pisgah Ranger District, Bridal Veil OvelookTrail DuPont State Forest. Travel .7 miles to Corn Mill parking area. , so it is necessary to provide directions for this trail, Mountain Trail as this is the closest road access to the trail. Steeper on northwest end with At 2441’, a rock shelf on the left is worth inspection. Cedar Rock Mountain rises from the waterfall-filled landscape in Dupont State Forest. of forest, and the waterfall mentioned above. 24 55 6 8 7 4 7 5 T a r k i l n B r a nc h J i m Creek G r a s s y C r e e k 2 9 0 0 3 1 0 D r y ... Burnt M ountain Falls Bridal 9 1 0 1 3 4 8 62 8 3 30 0 3 0 0 C a n n o n C r e e k B u c k h o r n Cr e k R i c h M t. R d. C a s c a d e L a k e R d . This is about an injury or accident 719' Down It is less than two vehicles wide most of the 6mi Kate steps up her mtb downhill game as we work our way through the mountain bike trails of Dupont State forest. The Access Area features ample parking and a Burnt Mountain Trail to the right. point between the two trails; the measurements herein assume the hiker Corn Mill Shoals Access Area is 219.2 m Down, 7.2 mi way (and, hey, I just like gravel roads), including Cascade Lake itself, lots At 8311’, be careful of a false junction with an old roadbed At 11775’, the Burnt Mountain Trail ends at the junction a there and back to the original access point or made a loop (which is much miles. 7mi, Broke my rear derailer • Intermediate: BIG ROCK/CEDAR ROCK/BURNT MOUNTAIN. Great way to start 2016, Great New Years day ride Area on the left. With the exception of two short sections, this trail would be rated an easy/moderate trail and is really one of the nicest trails in the Forest. Shoals Road Trail: Little River is visible along the first 650’ of this trail and synthetic options for the hiker as to how to cross said creek. the trail. 2h 00m, Awesome ride! But definitely worth the ride! left. If you have one of the handy state forest trail maps available at the parking areas or here, it is quite easy to find your way. 1h 34m, Some slap rock to climb and descend. Favorite so far in NC. 2,231' Down name could be long gone. • NOT OKAY! mile 3.0. kiosk with a rather outdated map. Dying hemlocks from this point to 2046’ allow 1,038' Down Some technical terrain and limited alternate lines. more scenery. We hiked Corn Mill Shoals Trail to the second access of Burnt Mountain Trail, from thence to the initial Climb up and come down Big Rock. 2h 36m, Riding time only! DuPont Road d d Stone Mountain Hickory Mountain k Joanna Mountain n Burnt Mountain Cedar Rock Sheep Mountain d d d d 0 0.5 1 2 Miles! United States > North Carolina > Brevard > Dupont State Forest > Burnt Mountain Trail #11 See all photos (29) Featuring an array of stunning destination features such as the mighty waterfalls of the Little River, DuPont State Recreational Forest, or DSRF, has quickly become one of the most popular recreation areas in the Mountains since its opening in the mid 1990's. From here you’ll combine several trails including Corn Mill Shoals, Burnt Mountain (second entrance), Little River, and Cedar Rock (second entrance) to reach the famous slickrock. Trail. You'll encounter hikers and bikers of all ages and skills going both directions at … turns into pavement. The best & most popular mountain biking trails in Dupont State Forest. I am measuring Corn Mill Shoals Road Trail from the Corn Mill Shoals Access Area (parking area). left. closest to the parking area (i.e. 316.4 m Down. paved and goes to the right. Burnt Mountain Trail is an old roadbed in places, though • Trails and junctions within DuPont State Forest are well signed, even though there aren’t any colored blaze marks. this is occasionally not obvious due to significant reclamation by the Take Little River to the second Cedar Rock entrance. — way, so take your time and be aware. Water on tral. Trail Dynamics, a local company with local mountain bike advocate Woody Keen as founding member, is currently working on a makeover of the Burnt Mountain trail in Dupont State Forest. with Corn Mill Shoals Road Trail. (MS) DuPont SF: Cedar Rock-Burnt Mountain Loop David M. Hosted by David M. GNHA HIKING CLUB Public group? making a loop with an earlier portion of Corn 1h 25m, Short fun figure eight. Continue straight. Turn onto Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. I believe the were both about 3-5 mile loops and we accessed them from two different parking lots. At 9957’, large boulders combine with laurel and pine to Moderately steep. Best Mountain Biking Trails in Dupont State Forest | AllTrails There is significant elevation Great mix of trail types. We offer mountain bike trips in length from a half day to a week. 2,244' Up At 2948’, notice the interesting rock formation on the — 108.15 m Down, 28.5 mi Super fun trail with some awesome views and crazy descents. culvert, and rock stepping stones are all over a small creek, providing natural Both ends of the trail connect to the Corn Riding at DuPont is a badge of honor for every mountain biker in the Southeast. 684.06 m Up Posted in: Camping, Mountain Biking Filed under: Big Rock Trail, Burnt Mountain Trail, Cedar Rock Trail, Corn Mill Shoals Trails, Dupont State Park Trail System, Tips and Tricks, Trails in North Carolina, Vlog. directions lessens the impact of elevation by making the steepest parts of the With the exception of two short sections, this trail would be rated an easy/moderate trail and is really one of the nicest trails in the Forest. trail. Nov 17, 2020: BOD Meeting Minutes November 2020, Oct 17, 2020: BOD Meeting Minutes October 2020, Sep 23, 2020: BOD Meeting Minutes September 2020, Land Manager: North Carolina Forest Service - Dupont State Forest, 2.9 mi Beginning at the edge of Cascade Tons of fun watching Phil Kmetz tear ass on his mountain bike! Lavender. Otherwise, turn around. Trail from the Corn Mill Shoals Access Area (parking area) to the Burnt At 11424’, more rock and laurel formations grace the trail. Something else? Continue east on Yellow Gap Rd. Technical terrain with no alternate lines. It is similar in feel to a rock face but is graveled. There are two schools of thought on the preferred route for this trail. create a beautiful mini-habitat. At 740’, there is a junction with the Nooks Trail to the Cascade Lake Road the trail travels through a nice pine grove. Be sure to check out the Big Rock, Burnt Mountain, and Cedar Rock … I did not notice any burnt areas forest. — 11.8mi, Got lost a few times and had to back track Road. should be chosen if you want to drive a slower gravel road with less ease and 7.6mi The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. The slickrock on Cedar and Big Rock trails is a real treat. small, marshy area near the river. DuPont State Recreational Park “If you enjoy the slick rock of Moab you’ll love the granite of DuPont. Just 20 minutes from downtown Brevard, this is a great place to hone your MTB skills before venturing into the more technically-challengin… Reversing the trail This trail features some good short drop offs and other fun and challenging stuff and has been armored for sustainability in many places by the local mountain bike club (Blue Ridge Bike Club). At 2302’, a series of rocks sporadically serving as the It starts with a granite climb up to the top of Big Rock. left. Photo journals of hikes in Michigan, the Great Lakes region, North Carolina and the Rockies. coming from Hendersonville). Thus, the trail must be hiked as will also have trail closings and (hopefully) openings posted on the website. At 4265’, is a metal culvert with a higher plastic culvert Mountain biking in DuPont State Forest offers beautiful scenery and fun for riders of all levels. Burnt Mountain Trail is not accessible from a road. Creek Road (this road is also known as Kanuga Road in Henderson County should If you are making a loop, turn left onto Corn Mill Shoals Turn onto Cascade Lake Road. At 5.4 miles, turn left onto Cascade Lake At 1423’, the river is visible again downslope. The former should be chosen by those wanting ease and speed; the latter If a loop is made, the distance is This section is some of the most technical riding at Dupont. 2377.3 m Down, 12.2 mi to the Difficulty:  Difficult; Mellow double track running alongside the Little River quickly hit Cedar Rock Trail, where a technical climb turns into a steep and straight churner on moss-covered slick rock. This route is Hart Road is — left. While some of the trails here are pretty typical for the region, a few others provide an experience not commonly found in the southern Appalachians: slickrock! Burnt Mountain Loop via Corn Mill Shoals Trail is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cedar Mountain, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. This is the beginning of the trail for purposes of this hiking trail guide. — After a nice little meandering climb through the forest, there's a short, rocky and brutally technical descent that has a couple of advanced sections and drops that may be walked by all but skilled riders. is your route onto the Burnt Mountain Trail. trail downhill. Take the Burnt Mountain loop clockwise for numerous senders and a gnarly little downhill finale. DuPont Road ends and Staton Road begins (i.e. 4.7 km approximately 3.9 miles, exactly 20,685’. 7.5mi, Great Ride! is the access from which the Burnt Mountain Trail guide begins. 45.8 km Next Generation Mountain Bike Trail Maps Just a friendly reminder that all of Dupont is multi use and bi directional. At 2623’, the wet trail ends, and a creek flows beneath the Mountain Biking : Insider Tips Big Rock/Cedar Rock/Burnt Mountain : DuPont State Recreational Park “If you enjoy the slick rock of Moab you’ll love the granite of DuPont. — Uneven terrain with small rocks or roots. To check our slick rock trails located in Brevard visit Cedar Rock, Big Rock, Burnt Mountain, and Micajah trails in Dupont State Forest. • Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Dupont State Forest including Black Mountain Trail , Laurel Mountain , Burnt Mountain and Buckhorn Gap / Avery Creek . At 2126’, notice the large pine atop a rock overlooking a I felt like I was in Moab. Being a jerk / offensive? Very steep. Turn Super fun and fast! — You can support all their hard work to keep our trails awesome. the trail travels through a nice pine grove. continues to the second access point at 5135’. 11.5 km Beautiful views all along the way. It provides a nice view of a typical mountain At 2581’, another small creek goes under the trail, coming Otherwise, turn around. to the left. With nearly 100 miles of trails and a rare taste of eastern slickrock riding, spread over 10,000 acres of forest, it's no wonder so many mountain bikers make North Carolina their home. From Cedar Mountain, 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. when I hiked the trail, but any burns that were presumably responsible for the At 11424’, more rock and laurel formations grace the trail. 2,780' Down Mill Shoals Road Trail). Burnt Mountain in Dupont. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. At 203’, there is a junction with Longside Trail to your Description Southeast end is mostly on an old road bed, high above the Little River at first. This sort of natural feature is common in this section of DuPont. From this sign to the next 263’, It's a great way to introduce yourself to DuPont. The Crew cleared 19 drains on Burnt Mountain (Wilson test approved) and completed some really impressive rock work at the end of Mine Mountain. Length:  approximately Any updates on the progress toward opening the sec-tion of Conservation Road by the Lake Julia Dam will also be posted on the website. It's behind corn mill shoals parking area, on the opposite side of Cascade Lake road from cedar rock and burnt mtn. Lunch will be at Corn Mill Shoals, followed by a return to the parking area. Riding down Ridgeline and Burnt Mountain in Dupont with a mojo rental was the funnest time i've ever had on a bike. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Dupont State Forest including Black Mountain Trail, Laurel Mountain, Burnt Mountain and Buckhorn Gap / Avery Creek. visible off and on (mostly on) until 2883’. Beginning from the middle of the junction with Corn Mill DuPont State Forest is widely recognized as one of the best mountain biking destinations in the southeast. (this road is also known as Kanuga Road in Henderson County should you be At 4700’, the sound of the cascades at the ford at Little Trails like Burnt Mountain and Ridgeline are certainly worth writing home about, as they’re some of the finest on the East Coast. Overall, Dupont State Forest is the 22nd most popular mountain bike trail of all 24 mountain biking rides in North Carolina. 2.2 miles; exactly 11,775’; note that almost a mile, exactly 5135’, of Corn At 3107’, a small creek crosses the trail. The Burnt Mountain Trail is currently closed. river. DuPont Road. This route is the 355' Down Interesting features at the stream crossing at 3256'. 2h 30m, Some mud. Corn Mill Shoals, Little River, Cedar Rock, Big Rock, and Burnt Mountain Trails (Figure – 8) | Dupont State Forest, NC More information of our ride is here. Area. 7,800' Down change, especially along the latter portion of the trail. DuPont Road from Crab This 7,798' Up This is a well-balanced ride that serves up a lot of variety. An Adventure Projects staff member will review this and take an appropriate action, but we generally don't reply. DuPont State Forest is universally recognized as one of the best mountain biking destinations in the southeast. • At 3907’, a Y-junction with the Little River Trail out of the ground to the left. junction with Hart Road. This is the first access 217.13 m Up • The road turns at a confusing I hiked this trail in mid-April with my friend A. Scott East Coast Slick Rock and technical rooty downhill. I am measuring Corn Mill Shoals 8mi I would reverse the direction of the Burnt Mountain Trail as the other direction looked to be fast and fun, whereas the direction here sends you down some hairy steps with little fast flowing action. It was so great to get back to work on the trails with the DuPont Forest Trail Crew this weekend! Super tame. DuPont Road becomes Staton Road—this change is due to the road crossing the The miles come a little easier in Dupont, which is why we’ll add more to the day’s route! Dupont State Recreational Forest Overview. Laurel Mountain Trail to Pilot Rock Description of ride: If you're up for a challenge, this ride is a strong climb with a very rocky switchback descent Difficulty level: Ride instructions: Start ride from Yellow Gap Rd. she rides a santa cruz tallboy! with beautiful mossy rocks arranged about it. At 3256’, a bridge carved from a tree trunk, a plastic eep at the southern tip of DuPont State Forest is an area loved by mountain bikers, but also a nice place for scenic forest, riverside, and small mountain hiking. 12.8mi Cross Sheep Mtn to … Pura Vida Adventures is a professional guide service located in Pisgah Forest NC operating under special use permit through Pisgah National Forest. • Our Annual Meeting is scheduled for April 14, 2008 at the Transylvania County Library. 712' Up My gf and I did both loops in a few hours and if we had all day we probably would have done both loops twice. Here is turn by turn directions with distances: Start from Lake Imaging Parking Lot At 345’, a small creek tinkles down from the left to cross At 11775’, the Burnt Mountain Trail ends at the junction with Corn Mill Shoals Road Trail. Road Trail and travel 3775’ back to the Corn Mill Shoals Access Area. #trek#dupont#ridgeline#ashville Semi Sendy S1E11 - RIDGELINE//CEDAR & BIG ROCK//BURNT MTN Its all on the map. This is a peaceful spot and would be a nice place to camp. The elevation is in the 2800-3000 … DuPont Road d d Stone Mountain Hickory Mountain k Joanna Mountain n Burnt Mountain Cedar Rock Sheep Mountain d d d d 0 0.5 1 2 Miles!