12.8 miles
Distance
1,722 ft
Climb
-1,721 ft
Descent
2,975 ft
High Point

This is my go-to route when I only have a few hours to ride. It starts out at the Lake Imaging lot, up through the familiar Jim Branch to a swift and rowdy descent down Locust. Jumps are possible and encouraged here Next are some gravel roads and a short trip through Pitch Pine that lead to the grueling gravel climb up Joanna Road. Stop at the top for a picture! Next is the descent that ends with Grassy Creek Trail, followed by a Sandy connection to another gravel climb. Hooker Creek, Hickory Mountain, and Ridgeline come together at the end of the route to put a huge smile on your face.

Detailed Description
Broomchaser is a 13 mile popular intermediate route located near Cedar Mountain North Carolina. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 5 trails. This route climbs 1,722 ft with a max elevation of 2,975 ft then descends -1,721 ft.
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31 Reviews & Comments

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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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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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atkinsonpm (Sep 24, 2022 at 14:00)
Rode Sept 2022
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borski99 (Sep 10, 2022 at 11:35)
Trail Ridgeline
RIP Ridgeline. It's gone
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Klesickm (Jul 29, 2022 at 15:22)
Idk why this doesn't get more love, but it's a phenomenal downhill run littered with natural jumps and drops with tight, yet fast action. Get on it!
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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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Bigpoppaluke (Apr 13, 2022 at 14:18)
So much fun.
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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 11:04)
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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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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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 17:46)
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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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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906Yooper906 TRAILFORKS (Jul 28, 2020 at 18:37)
This is one of my favorite routes too but i add in Twin Oak and Briery Fork before hitting Grassy
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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 (May 29, 2020 at 13:12)
Ditto. Clockwise and then ridgeline. Deeeply enjoyed by me and my wife.
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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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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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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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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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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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Elduder714 (May 28, 2017 at 20:00)
Trail Jim Branch
The first part up the rocks is so fun
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Elduder714 (May 28, 2017 at 19:57)
One of the most fun runs here
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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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  • Altitude min
    2,312 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,323 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,326 ft
  • Grade max
    -35.6%
  • Grade min
    35%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
Avg: 3.5 (2 votes)
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Ridgeline Dupont State Forest
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