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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2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag dooman101 (Nov 30, 2016 at 11:21)
 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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  • + 1
flag Bennnnnn (Oct 29, 2017 at 20:06)
 This is a good route, but in my opinion, hit up Hooker Creek Trail on the way to Hickory Mountain.
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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    5
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 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,194 ft
Avg: 4 (2 votes)
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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency
Ridgeline Trail - DuPont State Forest - All...
Ridgeline Trail - DuPont State Forest - All downhill(unedited)
trail: Ridgeline
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Dupont Day 3: Ridgeline, Jim Branch, Hooker...
Dupont Day 3: Ridgeline, Jim Branch, Hooker Creek Trails
trail: Jim Branch
6:22 | 20 | comments: 0 | favs:
Jun 3, 2018
youtuber Dupont Day 3: Ridgeline, Jim Branch, Hooker...
Dupont Day 3: Ridgeline, Jim Branch, Hooker Creek Trails
trail: Ridgeline
6:22 | 59 | comments: 0 | favs:
Jun 3, 2018

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