18 miles
Distance
2,481 ft
Climb
-2,480 ft
Descent
3,069 ft
High Point

This is a great 18 mile loop that will get you a great taste of DuPont. All the trails on this loop is fun and have a good a bit flow with a mix of fire roads.

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2 Reviews & Comments

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flag dudedowne (May 9, 2018 at 5:59)
 This ride offers some great flow, including the ever popular Ridgeline trail. However due to the number of trails in this route and the intersections of DuPont overall, it is difficult for first timers to navigate without stopping and consulting Trailforks for navigation guidance. If you can, follow someone who knows the route and it will eliminate a lot of stops to pull out your phone.
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  • + 0
flag Kristylynn80 (Jul 4, 2018 at 20:40)
 Loved it! We added 3 waterfalls though.. perfect day.
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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    26
More Stats for Taste of DuPont mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    2,307 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,322 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,323 ft
  • Grade
    0.001%
  • Grade max
    -28.456%
  • Grade min
    22.4%
  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
Avg: 3.5 (6 votes)

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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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  • State land
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
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  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
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  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      North Carolina, MTB
      North Carolina, MTB
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      Ridgeline Trail DuPont State Forest
      trail: Ridgeline
      4:12 | 103 | comments: 0 | favs: 1
      Oct 2, 2019
      Ridgeline, DuPont, Cedar Mountain CMedina

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