2.1 miles
Distance
326 ft
Climb
-305 ft
Descent
00:24:56
Avg time
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Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Horse
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Dupont State Recreational Forest
    Cedar Mountain, North Carolina
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T3 Demanding Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    When Open
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Rock Face, Rock Garden, Skinny
  • Global Ranking
    #469 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #31846 in Trail Running
    • #18908 in Hiking
    • #629 in Horseback
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 65 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Land Owner

You definitely want to ride Burnt Mountain clockwise. Also explore a little on the way and ride Nooks trails off to the left soon after starting Burnt Mountain. Nooks is a fun little loop through the ferns. Then back onto Burnt Mountain for more moderate XC riding. Then near the end of the trail, suddenly you find yourself on a world cup downhill course. BIG drops in rapid succession and loaded with massive roots and rocks. This portion is where Burnt Mountain earns its black diamond rating. This section is some of the most technical riding at Dupont. After surviving (or walking this section) you are back to Corn Mill Shoals road.

Access Info

Park in Corn Mill Shoals parking lot and ride up Corn Mill shoals and the trail entrance will be the on the right after the right turn on Little River

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More Stats for Burnt Mountain Trail multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    21 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,688 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,966 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,688 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,710 ft
  • Grade
    0.2%
  • Grade max
    -21.8%
  • Grade min
    24.8%
  • Distance climb
    5,230 ft
  • Distance down
    4,869 ft
  • Distance flat
    846 ft
  • Avg time
    00:24:56
  • Avg reverse time
    00:29:05
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on Dec 27, 2023
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Avg: 4.5 (42 votes)
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      Burnt Mountain Trail Trail Reports

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      Dec 27, 2023 @ 10:50am
      Dec 27, 2023
      Nov 12, 2023 @ 10:09am
      Nov 12, 2023
      A little leaf cover but the recent rain made the dirt ideal!
      Oct 18, 2023 @ 9:52am
      Oct 18, 2023
      Leaves starting to cover the trail but the dirt below is great
      Oct 14, 2023 @ 8:22am
      Oct 14, 2023
      Sep 18, 2023 @ 6:10am
      Sep 18, 2023
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 15 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 535 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
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      • 6,756 rides
      • Last: Feb 2, 2024

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