8.9 miles
Distance
1,221 ft
Climb
-1,207 ft
Descent
3,003 ft
High Point

9 mile loop from Lake Imaging parking and back. Moderate ups and downs that ends with a killer down stretch on Ridgeline. Plenty of places to pop out and shorten the loop if needed.

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1 Review & Comments

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flag dooman101 (3 days ago)
 I have ridden many times at Dupont and this is my favorite route. I park at the Guion parking lot though. Ride Hickory Mountain Loop in either direction, I prefer clockwise, then link into Ridgeline. After Ridgeline I like to ride up Lake Imaging road and then run Hilltop Loop several times. That little trail is so much fun on the backside and has very little climb penalty back up the gravel road. With 3 loops on hilltop the entire route takes about 1.5 hours.
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Trails in Route

Lake Imaging Road1.1 miles
Jim Branch3.8 miles
Isaac Heath1.0 miles
Locust1.4 miles
Hilltop3.1 miles
Lake Imaging Road1,398 ft
Buck Forest Road4.8 miles
White Pine1.6 miles
Hickory Mountain Road1.8 miles
Ridgeline948 ft
Hickory Mountain Loop4.5 miles
Ridgeline4.9 miles
Lake Imaging Road2,484 ft

Details

  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Branch Heath Locust Buck Hickory Ridgeline Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    2,307 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,317 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,331 ft
  • Grade
    0.029%
  • Grade max
    -23.264%
  • Grade min
    25.597%
  • Distance climb
    4.2 miles
  • Distance down
    4.2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,194 ft
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