17.2 miles
Distance
2,408 ft
Climb
-2,010 ft
Descent
3,063 ft
High Point

Will ride this weekend. It's main purpose is to connect

Detailed Description
18 Miles of Dupont is a 17 mile less popular expert route located near Cedar Mountain North Carolina. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 33 trails. This route climbs 2,408 ft with a max elevation of 3,063 ft then descends -2,010 ft.
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144 Reviews & Comments

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Detrafohw (Jan 2, 2023 at 14:06)
This trail has been groomed A LOT. Not as many of the fun natural drops. It’s faster now though but not as fun as it used to be. Frown
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TJLaSure (Jan 2, 2023 at 12:09)
Trail Ridgeline
A once great trail ruined by the recent renovations. It’s never been a technical trail, but there at least used to be some technical features. Now it’s a smoothed out pump track. For sure a Green trail now. Waited a few months to see if the rain would expose any rocks put underneath the new dirt, but I don’t think there’s anything there. Used to be a trail which could be enjoyed by those who have ridden for a while and beginners, but I think mainly a beginner trail now. Unfortunate decision by DuPont.
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TJLaSure (Jan 2, 2023 at 12:09)
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A once great trail ruined by the recent renovations. It’s never been a technical trail, but there at least used to be some technical features. Now it’s a smoothed out pump track. For sure a Green trail now. Waited a few months to see if the rain would expose any rocks put underneath the new dirt, but I don’t think there’s anything there. Used to be a trail which could be enjoyed by those who have ridden for a while and beginners, but I think mainly a beginner trail now. Unfortunate decision by DuPont.
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manglermixer (Dec 17, 2022 at 21:42)
Trail Ridgeline
Ridgeline got “neutered” and “sanitized” long time ago, it’s actually way way faster now which is kind of surprising from the multi use aspect. It’s a fun flowy descent for all skill levels. I love rowdy tech stuff but this trail is still fun. Here’s a fun challenge: drop into the downhill and make it to the bottom with 0 pedals.
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manglermixer (Dec 17, 2022 at 21:42)
Trail Ridgeline
Ridgeline got “neutered” and “sanitized” long time ago, it’s actually way way faster now which is kind of surprising from the multi use aspect. It’s a fun flowy descent for all skill levels. I love rowdy tech stuff but this trail is still fun. Here’s a fun challenge: drop into the downhill and make it to the bottom with 0 pedals.
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Unkas (Nov 25, 2022 at 7:35)
Trail Ridgeline
Fun butter smooth flow track. Should probably be rated green?
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Unkas (Nov 25, 2022 at 7:35)
Trail Ridgeline
Fun butter smooth flow track. Should probably be rated green?
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mattbortis (Nov 24, 2022 at 21:13)
Trail Ridgeline
I used to really enjoy this trail, I’ve ridden it a lot over the last couple years and it was one of my favorite quick loop rides. After the recent revision it lost any and all technical elements and feels like a groomed pump track….sad…..
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mattbortis (Nov 24, 2022 at 21:13)
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I used to really enjoy this trail, I’ve ridden it a lot over the last couple years and it was one of my favorite quick loop rides. After the recent revision it lost any and all technical elements and feels like a groomed pump track….sad…..
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RobJazo (Sep 25, 2022 at 17:03)
Trail Ridgeline
Thank you to the trail workers who took a great trail and dialed it to 11! Did 3 loops today and every time I hit the bottom of the trail, groups of riders were smiling and laughing about how much fun the revisions are. Great job and many thanks!
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RobJazo (Sep 25, 2022 at 17:03)
Trail Ridgeline
Thank you to the trail workers who took a great trail and dialed it to 11! Did 3 loops today and every time I hit the bottom of the trail, groups of riders were smiling and laughing about how much fun the revisions are. Great job and many thanks!
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borski99 (Sep 10, 2022 at 11:35)
Trail Ridgeline
RIP Ridgeline. It's gone
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borski99 (Sep 10, 2022 at 11:35)
Trail Ridgeline
RIP Ridgeline. It's gone
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blowmyfuse (Dec 12, 2022 at 6:41)
Trail Ridgeline
Neutered & sanitized like a Chinese citizen after 1 child
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blowmyfuse (Dec 12, 2022 at 6:41)
Trail Ridgeline
Neutered & sanitized like a Chinese citizen after 1 child
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ryanridessc (Aug 18, 2022 at 7:53)
If crossing river, I'd go to the furthest right you can. Not gonna lie, it's very slippery and a bit nerve racking to cross. Crossed it this past weekend. On the right side the rock has a slight upslope you can push against the current very slightly. Probably easier if you keep your shoes on but I'm not a fan of biking with 10lbs 5 10s for the rest of the day
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ryanridessc (Aug 18, 2022 at 7:53)
If crossing river, I'd go to the furthest right you can. Not gonna lie, it's very slippery and a bit nerve racking to cross. Crossed it this past weekend. On the right side the rock has a slight upslope you can push against the current very slightly. Probably easier if you keep your shoes on but I'm not a fan of biking with 10lbs 5 10s for the rest of the day
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ryanridessc (Aug 18, 2022 at 7:53)
If crossing river, I'd go to the furthest right you can. Not gonna lie, it's very slippery and a bit nerve racking to cross. Crossed it this past weekend. On the right side the rock has a slight upslope you can push against the current very slightly. Probably easier if you keep your shoes on but I'm not a fan of biking with 10lbs 5 10s for the rest of the day
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ryanridessc (Aug 18, 2022 at 7:53)
If crossing river, I'd go to the furthest right you can. Not gonna lie, it's very slippery and a bit nerve racking to cross. Crossed it this past weekend. On the right side the rock has a slight upslope you can push against the current very slightly. Probably easier if you keep your shoes on but I'm not a fan of biking with 10lbs 5 10s for the rest of the day
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ryanridessc (Aug 18, 2022 at 7:53)
If crossing river, I'd go to the furthest right you can. Not gonna lie, it's very slippery and a bit nerve racking to cross. Crossed it this past weekend. On the right side the rock has a slight upslope you can push against the current very slightly. Probably easier if you keep your shoes on but I'm not a fan of biking with 10lbs 5 10s for the rest of the day
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ryanridessc (Aug 18, 2022 at 7:53)
If crossing river, I'd go to the furthest right you can. Not gonna lie, it's very slippery and a bit nerve racking to cross. Crossed it this past weekend. On the right side the rock has a slight upslope you can push against the current very slightly. Probably easier if you keep your shoes on but I'm not a fan of biking with 10lbs 5 10s for the rest of the day
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ryanridessc (Aug 18, 2022 at 7:53)
If crossing river, I'd go to the furthest right you can. Not gonna lie, it's very slippery and a bit nerve racking to cross. Crossed it this past weekend. On the right side the rock has a slight upslope you can push against the current very slightly. Probably easier if you keep your shoes on but I'm not a fan of biking with 10lbs 5 10s for the rest of the day
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ryanridessc (Aug 18, 2022 at 7:53)
If crossing river, I'd go to the furthest right you can. Not gonna lie, it's very slippery and a bit nerve racking to cross. Crossed it this past weekend. On the right side the rock has a slight upslope you can push against the current very slightly. Probably easier if you keep your shoes on but I'm not a fan of biking with 10lbs 5 10s for the rest of the day
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ryanridessc (Aug 18, 2022 at 7:53)
If crossing river, I'd go to the furthest right you can. Not gonna lie, it's very slippery and a bit nerve racking to cross. Crossed it this past weekend. On the right side the rock has a slight upslope you can push against the current very slightly. Probably easier if you keep your shoes on but I'm not a fan of biking with 10lbs 5 10s for the rest of the day
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ryanridessc (Aug 18, 2022 at 7:53)
If crossing river, I'd go to the furthest right you can. Not gonna lie, it's very slippery and a bit nerve racking to cross. Crossed it this past weekend. On the right side the rock has a slight upslope you can push against the current very slightly. Probably easier if you keep your shoes on but I'm not a fan of biking with 10lbs 5 10s for the rest of the day
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ryanridessc (Aug 18, 2022 at 7:53)
If crossing river, I'd go to the furthest right you can. Not gonna lie, it's very slippery and a bit nerve racking to cross. Crossed it this past weekend. On the right side the rock has a slight upslope you can push against the current very slightly. Probably easier if you keep your shoes on but I'm not a fan of biking with 10lbs 5 10s for the rest of the day
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ryanridessc (Aug 18, 2022 at 7:53)
If crossing river, I'd go to the furthest right you can. Not gonna lie, it's very slippery and a bit nerve racking to cross. Crossed it this past weekend. On the right side the rock has a slight upslope you can push against the current very slightly. Probably easier if you keep your shoes on but I'm not a fan of biking with 10lbs 5 10s for the rest of the day
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ryanridessc (Aug 18, 2022 at 7:53)
If crossing river, I'd go to the furthest right you can. Not gonna lie, it's very slippery and a bit nerve racking to cross. Crossed it this past weekend. On the right side the rock has a slight upslope you can push against the current very slightly. Probably easier if you keep your shoes on but I'm not a fan of biking with 10lbs 5 10s for the rest of the day
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ryanridessc (Aug 18, 2022 at 7:53)
If crossing river, I'd go to the furthest right you can. Not gonna lie, it's very slippery and a bit nerve racking to cross. Crossed it this past weekend. On the right side the rock has a slight upslope you can push against the current very slightly. Probably easier if you keep your shoes on but I'm not a fan of biking with 10lbs 5 10s for the rest of the day
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ryanridessc (Aug 18, 2022 at 7:53)
If crossing river, I'd go to the furthest right you can. Not gonna lie, it's very slippery and a bit nerve racking to cross. Crossed it this past weekend. On the right side the rock has a slight upslope you can push against the current very slightly. Probably easier if you keep your shoes on but I'm not a fan of biking with 10lbs 5 10s for the rest of the day
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dswally65 (Oct 19, 2022 at 6:24)
Try this next time: take off your shoes and walk across in your socks...the socks really do a good job of sticking to the rocks. I always bring another pair of socks and change them out after crossing. Just squeeze out the wet pair and stick them in your pack.
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dswally65 (Oct 19, 2022 at 6:24)
Try this next time: take off your shoes and walk across in your socks...the socks really do a good job of sticking to the rocks. I always bring another pair of socks and change them out after crossing. Just squeeze out the wet pair and stick them in your pack.
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dswally65 (Oct 19, 2022 at 6:24)
Try this next time: take off your shoes and walk across in your socks...the socks really do a good job of sticking to the rocks. I always bring another pair of socks and change them out after crossing. Just squeeze out the wet pair and stick them in your pack.
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dswally65 (Oct 19, 2022 at 6:24)
Try this next time: take off your shoes and walk across in your socks...the socks really do a good job of sticking to the rocks. I always bring another pair of socks and change them out after crossing. Just squeeze out the wet pair and stick them in your pack.
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dswally65 (Oct 19, 2022 at 6:24)
Try this next time: take off your shoes and walk across in your socks...the socks really do a good job of sticking to the rocks. I always bring another pair of socks and change them out after crossing. Just squeeze out the wet pair and stick them in your pack.
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dswally65 (Oct 19, 2022 at 6:24)
Try this next time: take off your shoes and walk across in your socks...the socks really do a good job of sticking to the rocks. I always bring another pair of socks and change them out after crossing. Just squeeze out the wet pair and stick them in your pack.
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dswally65 (Oct 19, 2022 at 6:24)
Try this next time: take off your shoes and walk across in your socks...the socks really do a good job of sticking to the rocks. I always bring another pair of socks and change them out after crossing. Just squeeze out the wet pair and stick them in your pack.
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dswally65 (Oct 19, 2022 at 6:24)
Try this next time: take off your shoes and walk across in your socks...the socks really do a good job of sticking to the rocks. I always bring another pair of socks and change them out after crossing. Just squeeze out the wet pair and stick them in your pack.
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dswally65 (Oct 19, 2022 at 6:24)
Try this next time: take off your shoes and walk across in your socks...the socks really do a good job of sticking to the rocks. I always bring another pair of socks and change them out after crossing. Just squeeze out the wet pair and stick them in your pack.
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dswally65 (Oct 19, 2022 at 6:24)
Try this next time: take off your shoes and walk across in your socks...the socks really do a good job of sticking to the rocks. I always bring another pair of socks and change them out after crossing. Just squeeze out the wet pair and stick them in your pack.
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dswally65 (Oct 19, 2022 at 6:24)
Try this next time: take off your shoes and walk across in your socks...the socks really do a good job of sticking to the rocks. I always bring another pair of socks and change them out after crossing. Just squeeze out the wet pair and stick them in your pack.
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dswally65 (Oct 19, 2022 at 6:24)
Try this next time: take off your shoes and walk across in your socks...the socks really do a good job of sticking to the rocks. I always bring another pair of socks and change them out after crossing. Just squeeze out the wet pair and stick them in your pack.
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dswally65 (Oct 19, 2022 at 6:24)
Try this next time: take off your shoes and walk across in your socks...the socks really do a good job of sticking to the rocks. I always bring another pair of socks and change them out after crossing. Just squeeze out the wet pair and stick them in your pack.
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dswally65 (Oct 19, 2022 at 6:24)
Try this next time: take off your shoes and walk across in your socks...the socks really do a good job of sticking to the rocks. I always bring another pair of socks and change them out after crossing. Just squeeze out the wet pair and stick them in your pack.
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dswally65 (Oct 19, 2022 at 6:24)
Try this next time: take off your shoes and walk across in your socks...the socks really do a good job of sticking to the rocks. I always bring another pair of socks and change them out after crossing. Just squeeze out the wet pair and stick them in your pack.
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fazzman (Jul 23, 2022 at 14:51)
Have to admit I walked the decent at the end. Top Fuel with 100mm of travel and steep ht didn't give me much confidence.
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etasber (Jun 17, 2022 at 16:13)
LOVED this trail !!! (clockwise)
This may be my all-time favorite trail! Can be ridden very fast even the 1st time. Full of natural features like small natural drops and small natural "jumps". If you're going fast, there's a ton of split second "Send or Steer-around" decisions. I only chickened-our of one rocky drop.
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nc-sc-climber (Jun 9, 2022 at 10:56)
I realize that the descent might be longer the other way, but it's not worth the tech climbing for most people.
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HitTheTwit (Jun 4, 2022 at 9:33)
Counter clockwise is better
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racerxmtb (May 28, 2022 at 12:28)
Little River impassable after heavy rain this week.
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racerxmtb (May 28, 2022 at 12:28)
Little River impassable after heavy rain this week.
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racerxmtb (May 28, 2022 at 12:28)
Little River impassable after heavy rain this week.
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racerxmtb (May 28, 2022 at 12:28)
Little River impassable after heavy rain this week.
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racerxmtb (May 28, 2022 at 12:28)
Little River impassable after heavy rain this week.
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racerxmtb (May 28, 2022 at 12:28)
Little River impassable after heavy rain this week.
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racerxmtb (May 28, 2022 at 12:28)
Little River impassable after heavy rain this week.
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racerxmtb (May 28, 2022 at 12:28)
Little River impassable after heavy rain this week.
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racerxmtb (May 28, 2022 at 12:28)
Little River impassable after heavy rain this week.
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racerxmtb (May 28, 2022 at 12:28)
Little River impassable after heavy rain this week.
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racerxmtb (May 28, 2022 at 12:28)
Little River impassable after heavy rain this week.
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racerxmtb (May 28, 2022 at 12:28)
Little River impassable after heavy rain this week.
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racerxmtb (May 28, 2022 at 12:28)
Little River impassable after heavy rain this week.
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racerxmtb (May 28, 2022 at 12:28)
Little River impassable after heavy rain this week.
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racerxmtb (May 28, 2022 at 12:28)
Little River impassable after heavy rain this week.
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etasber (Apr 28, 2022 at 22:04)
Basically, a dead end not specified as a dead end. No bridge over fast-flowing creek over slupery rocks.
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etasber (Apr 28, 2022 at 22:04)
Basically, a dead end not specified as a dead end. No bridge over fast-flowing creek over slupery rocks.
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etasber (Apr 28, 2022 at 22:04)
Basically, a dead end not specified as a dead end. No bridge over fast-flowing creek over slupery rocks.
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etasber (Apr 28, 2022 at 22:04)
Basically, a dead end not specified as a dead end. No bridge over fast-flowing creek over slupery rocks.
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etasber (Apr 28, 2022 at 22:04)
Basically, a dead end not specified as a dead end. No bridge over fast-flowing creek over slupery rocks.
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etasber (Apr 28, 2022 at 22:04)
Basically, a dead end not specified as a dead end. No bridge over fast-flowing creek over slupery rocks.
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etasber (Apr 28, 2022 at 22:04)
Basically, a dead end not specified as a dead end. No bridge over fast-flowing creek over slupery rocks.
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etasber (Apr 28, 2022 at 22:04)
Basically, a dead end not specified as a dead end. No bridge over fast-flowing creek over slupery rocks.
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etasber (Apr 28, 2022 at 22:04)
Basically, a dead end not specified as a dead end. No bridge over fast-flowing creek over slupery rocks.
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etasber (Apr 28, 2022 at 22:04)
Basically, a dead end not specified as a dead end. No bridge over fast-flowing creek over slupery rocks.
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etasber (Apr 28, 2022 at 22:04)
Basically, a dead end not specified as a dead end. No bridge over fast-flowing creek over slupery rocks.
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etasber (Apr 28, 2022 at 22:04)
Basically, a dead end not specified as a dead end. No bridge over fast-flowing creek over slupery rocks.
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etasber (Apr 28, 2022 at 22:04)
Basically, a dead end not specified as a dead end. No bridge over fast-flowing creek over slupery rocks.
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etasber (Apr 28, 2022 at 22:04)
Basically, a dead end not specified as a dead end. No bridge over fast-flowing creek over slupery rocks.
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etasber (Apr 28, 2022 at 22:04)
Basically, a dead end not specified as a dead end. No bridge over fast-flowing creek over slupery rocks.
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bertkuyrk (Apr 11, 2022 at 12:40)
You can cross with your socks on
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bertkuyrk (Apr 11, 2022 at 12:40)
You can cross with your socks on
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bertkuyrk (Apr 11, 2022 at 12:40)
You can cross with your socks on
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bertkuyrk (Apr 11, 2022 at 12:40)
You can cross with your socks on
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bertkuyrk (Apr 11, 2022 at 12:40)
You can cross with your socks on
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bertkuyrk (Apr 11, 2022 at 12:40)
You can cross with your socks on
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bertkuyrk (Apr 11, 2022 at 12:40)
You can cross with your socks on
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bertkuyrk (Apr 11, 2022 at 12:40)
You can cross with your socks on
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bertkuyrk (Apr 11, 2022 at 12:40)
You can cross with your socks on
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bertkuyrk (Apr 11, 2022 at 12:40)
You can cross with your socks on
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bertkuyrk (Apr 11, 2022 at 12:40)
You can cross with your socks on
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bertkuyrk (Apr 11, 2022 at 12:40)
You can cross with your socks on
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bertkuyrk (Apr 11, 2022 at 12:40)
You can cross with your socks on
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bertkuyrk (Apr 11, 2022 at 12:40)
You can cross with your socks on
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bertkuyrk (Apr 11, 2022 at 12:40)
You can cross with your socks on
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savesthejade (Feb 25, 2022 at 10:31)
What a wonderful slabby trail, including the climb. Hopefully a few more steep slab lines can find their way onto the trail system. This felt like a little taste of squamish in NC!
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DownhillDaniel20 (Feb 24, 2022 at 5:46)
Super tecky trail an absulut blaast to bomb down but hard to climb up. Worth it though!
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wmcelwee (Dec 1, 2021 at 11:11)
Basic double-track road out of the Buck Forest Parking area leading to various trails in the north / northwest sector of the forest. Relatively flat and smooth surface with little climbing.
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wmcelwee (Dec 1, 2021 at 11:11)
Basic double-track road out of the Buck Forest Parking area leading to various trails in the north / northwest sector of the forest. Relatively flat and smooth surface with little climbing.
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wmcelwee (Dec 1, 2021 at 11:04)
Trail Ridgeline
Hit Ridgeline yesterday, coming down from Hickory Mountain Loop. Seemed much faster than it was the last time I rode it (maybe 4-5 years ago). I have to rate it as the best ~2 mile downhill rip I've ever been on... which includes all the super flowy stuff at Kerr Scott Lake.
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wmcelwee (Dec 1, 2021 at 11:04)
Trail Ridgeline
Hit Ridgeline yesterday, coming down from Hickory Mountain Loop. Seemed much faster than it was the last time I rode it (maybe 4-5 years ago). I have to rate it as the best ~2 mile downhill rip I've ever been on... which includes all the super flowy stuff at Kerr Scott Lake.
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SirWilhelm (Aug 2, 2021 at 21:39)
This trail if ridden CCW is a blast to climb. It's tech, smooth and doable. Also if it's a little wet out the rock stays grippy! The downhill is fun and the top is super cool.
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SirWilhelm (Aug 2, 2021 at 21:37)
This is one of my favorite trails. From the natural and rugged beauty to the rock drops (most with ride-arounds) to a few rocks you can jump/double into step-downs. Enjoy!
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Dewitt0E8pL (Jun 29, 2021 at 16:47)
All downhill and fast and easy even for an old guy like me. Definitely a blue that most could handle.
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NERyder (Apr 18, 2021 at 4:20)
Nice climbing road, though if you had to come down it it has a lot of crests you could boost to make it more engaging
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NERyder (Apr 18, 2021 at 4:20)
Nice climbing road, though if you had to come down it it has a lot of crests you could boost to make it more engaging
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NERyder (Apr 16, 2021 at 16:00)
Trail Ridgeline
Interesting range of comments on this trail. Here is my take. It is not techy or marked a black Diamond. It has some natural contours you can boost but it it not a jump trail. What it is is a great flow trail that you can rail down at Mach 10 and have a lot of fun doing it. If that is what your expecting I think you won’t be disappointed. I would match it with Hickory Mth Loop running it counterclockwise and it makes for a nice long Blue rated trail descent. Hickory is more technical but you can still just pin your ears back from the top of it and fly down from there to the parking lot and have a nice smile on your face the rest of the day
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NERyder (Apr 16, 2021 at 16:00)
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Interesting range of comments on this trail. Here is my take. It is not techy or marked a black Diamond. It has some natural contours you can boost but it it not a jump trail. What it is is a great flow trail that you can rail down at Mach 10 and have a lot of fun doing it. If that is what your expecting I think you won’t be disappointed. I would match it with Hickory Mth Loop running it counterclockwise and it makes for a nice long Blue rated trail descent. Hickory is more technical but you can still just pin your ears back from the top of it and fly down from there to the parking lot and have a nice smile on your face the rest of the day
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fskier (May 26, 2021 at 7:33)
Trail Ridgeline
Agree with NERyder's assessment. No gnar but it's advertised that way and if you want that, plenty of other options all around here. But if you think you'd like 1.6 miles of Super-G style buff ripping, one of my faves (I said at the end, that was as fun as 401 in CB).
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fskier (May 26, 2021 at 7:33)
Trail Ridgeline
Agree with NERyder's assessment. No gnar but it's advertised that way and if you want that, plenty of other options all around here. But if you think you'd like 1.6 miles of Super-G style buff ripping, one of my faves (I said at the end, that was as fun as 401 in CB).
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NERyder (Apr 16, 2021 at 15:50)
I rode this counter clockwise and loved it. Bit of a steep techy climb counter clockwise followed by a mixed terrain descent. Lots of rocks you can boost off at speed. Lots of small rock and root drops in succession. I thought it was really great. Couple of sandy corners but otherwise it was a nice chunky blue rated descent that you could really pin your ears back and charge down.
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provin1327 (Apr 3, 2021 at 17:48)
Trail Ridgeline
One of the best trails I've ridden. Fast and flowy, a must do.
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provin1327 (Apr 3, 2021 at 17:48)
Trail Ridgeline
One of the best trails I've ridden. Fast and flowy, a must do.
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provin1327 (Apr 3, 2021 at 17:46)
I rode this counter clockwise as suggested by the Best of Dupont 2019 route and it was not worth the climb up. The trail started out awesome for the first few turns then it just petered off and got flat and boring. Maybe clockwise is the better way?
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ivy-likes-trees-2 (Jan 29, 2021 at 13:03)
This is an amazing trail. I rode it as an out and back. It’s really fun trying to make it up the rock features, and bombing back down is even better. This is a must-ride in the area.
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yoimaninja (Sep 8, 2020 at 6:48)
Awesome trail! Compared to the rest of DuPont I experienced, this starts off pretty flowy but then descends into a taste of chunky gnar.
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ShaMac (Aug 27, 2020 at 13:27)
Just did this trail twice today and enjoyed it very much, the climb is reasonable and the short downhill is fun and challenging but I’d say a experienced MTB rider should have no issues with it.
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SeaIris (Aug 26, 2020 at 17:44)
Trail Jim Branch
Open and clear but a little wet with some puddles in some spots.
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aacrump (Jul 23, 2020 at 15:40)
Trail Ridgeline
Super fun fast flow trail. Anybody from a complete beginner, all the way to a seasoned pro would have an amazing time on Ridgeline. There were some braking bumps when I rode it, but definitely nothing bad in comparison to bike park trails. Something else to look out for is some wildlife, as when I was riding on my first lap down, a black bear ran across the trail about 15 feet in front of me. I’m not sure how common this is, but it’s definitely something to look out for.
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aacrump (Jul 23, 2020 at 15:40)
Trail Ridgeline
Super fun fast flow trail. Anybody from a complete beginner, all the way to a seasoned pro would have an amazing time on Ridgeline. There were some braking bumps when I rode it, but definitely nothing bad in comparison to bike park trails. Something else to look out for is some wildlife, as when I was riding on my first lap down, a black bear ran across the trail about 15 feet in front of me. I’m not sure how common this is, but it’s definitely something to look out for.
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Billroske (Jul 17, 2020 at 14:34)
Full on road. The part getting up to the airstrip is an absolute ass kicker.
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Billroske (Jul 15, 2020 at 9:40)
Thanks to those who did some recent erosion control on this trail. Rides great, even uphill. View at the end of the airstrip is breathtaking.
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Billroske (May 29, 2020 at 13:12)
Ditto. Clockwise and then ridgeline. Deeeply enjoyed by me and my wife.
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SCxXxMTB (Oct 9, 2019 at 21:15)
Really fun DH. Has some really spots. Reasonover to Airstrip to Mine Mtn is a great loop.
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gloverb103 (Sep 26, 2019 at 7:00)
Probably my favorite trail in Dupont
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Dirt-pilot (Sep 24, 2019 at 4:43)
Trail Ridgeline
If you are looking for a chunky steep challenge it’s not for you but if you want a super fun fast and flowy trail I’ve ridden all over the world and it doesn’t get much better.
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Dirt-pilot (Sep 24, 2019 at 4:43)
Trail Ridgeline
If you are looking for a chunky steep challenge it’s not for you but if you want a super fun fast and flowy trail I’ve ridden all over the world and it doesn’t get much better.
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fendomania (May 29, 2019 at 20:22)
Some chunky, loose spots, serious roots. Other than that...Airstrip is a “first class” downhill experience.
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906Yooper906 TRAILFORKS (May 29, 2019 at 12:19)
First time riding trail today. Rode clockwise climb was tough and had to hike through a couple spots but the trip down was great!
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Dancecomp28 (May 18, 2019 at 17:26)
Legit World Cup downhill trail! Badass to the point where Legitbiker9000 didn’t ride it. DO THIS TRAIL. Heaven on earth.
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EarthFalcon (Feb 2, 2019 at 19:02)
Super fun trail clockwise. The climb is tough, but a very rewarding and fun descent follows. Link this with Ridgeline for a great, long descent.
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cleaverwrh (Nov 2, 2018 at 20:23)
Trail Ridgeline
Not really that great. On a long weekend trip, rode in Pisgah first and all the trails there were way better than this one. I guess this might be an exciting trail for someone who doesn’t really ride trails.
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cleaverwrh (Nov 2, 2018 at 20:23)
Trail Ridgeline
Not really that great. On a long weekend trip, rode in Pisgah first and all the trails there were way better than this one. I guess this might be an exciting trail for someone who doesn’t really ride trails.
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LegitBiker9000 (Aug 11, 2018 at 12:40)
Trail Ridgeline
Honestly a pretty lame trail, nothing difficult or necessarily fun. The peddle up is super easy, and the decent can be done by just about anyone. However, it is well maintained, and i do recommend it to anyone trying to learn how to ride their first downhill single track.
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LegitBiker9000 (Aug 11, 2018 at 12:40)
Trail Ridgeline
Honestly a pretty lame trail, nothing difficult or necessarily fun. The peddle up is super easy, and the decent can be done by just about anyone. However, it is well maintained, and i do recommend it to anyone trying to learn how to ride their first downhill single track.
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LegitBiker9000 (Aug 11, 2018 at 13:10) (Below Threshold) show comment
Trail Ridgeline
Defiantly an over hyped trail, with no challenges whatsoever, obviously what do you expect, it's the east coast
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LegitBiker9000 (Aug 11, 2018 at 13:10) (Below Threshold) show comment
Trail Ridgeline
Defiantly an over hyped trail, with no challenges whatsoever, obviously what do you expect, it's the east coast
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noravelp (Dec 4, 2017 at 18:31)
Trail Ridgeline
during the recent trail maintenance performed by the forest service they removed the one and only TTF from Ridgeline. I'll miss my favorite part of the trail, the ridable log near the bottom.
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noravelp (Dec 4, 2017 at 18:31)
Trail Ridgeline
during the recent trail maintenance performed by the forest service they removed the one and only TTF from Ridgeline. I'll miss my favorite part of the trail, the ridable log near the bottom.
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hedmisten (Nov 20, 2017 at 13:12)
Where do most of you park if you are trying to get up to Cedar quickly?
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Bennnnnn (Nov 22, 2017 at 13:09)
Corn Mill Shoals parking lot
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hedmisten (Nov 28, 2017 at 8:48)
Thanks bud!
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Elduder714 (May 28, 2017 at 20:00)
Trail Jim Branch
The first part up the rocks is so fun
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h-beck83 (Nov 11, 2015 at 18:53)
Trail Ridgeline
This trail was recently overhauled from a bit on the technical side to very fast with berms and nice banks. Sad to see the old trail go but the new one is hella-fun.
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h-beck83 (Nov 11, 2015 at 18:53)
Trail Ridgeline
This trail was recently overhauled from a bit on the technical side to very fast with berms and nice banks. Sad to see the old trail go but the new one is hella-fun.
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