1.5 miles
Distance
408 ft
Climb
-387 ft
Descent
00:26:11
Avg time
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Cedar Rock Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • 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
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Sometimes hard to follow
  • Season
    When Open
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump, Rock Face, Rock Garden, Skinny
  • Global Ranking
    #432 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #45381 in Trail Running
    • #5262 in Hiking
    • #651 in Horseback
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 60 in Trail Running
    • 90 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Land Manager

Cedar Rock trail is a steep, rocky trail with great views at the top of Cedar Rock. It is similar to Big Rock Trail which it intersects at the top of Cedar Rock. Both ends of the trail are about the same difficulty with the end closest to Corn Mill Shoals Road probably a bit steeper and more technical.

This trail is not recommended for beginner mountain bikers due to the steepness and trail surfaces. Lots of loose stones and it gets wet in several places. In very wet weather this trail can get pretty slippery on the slick rock areas of which there are many.

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More Stats for Cedar Rock Trail multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    21 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,647 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,056 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,647 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,667 ft
  • Grade
    0.3%
  • Grade max
    -29.9%
  • Grade min
    20.3%
  • Distance climb
    4,665 ft
  • Distance down
    3,117 ft
  • Distance flat
    26 ft
  • Avg time
    00:26:11
  • Avg reverse time
    00:39:47
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Status:
on Jul 7, 2022
Ideal
Avg: 4.8 (27 votes)
Your vote: 0

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  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Cedar Rock Trail Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 22 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 815 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 4,915 rides
      • Last: Aug 8, 2022

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      Jul 25, 2022 @ 3:21pm
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      Jul 25, 2022 @ 3:20pm
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      Apr 13, 2013 @ 7:15am
      Apr 13, 2013

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      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      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!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      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.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      hedmisten (Nov 20, 2017 at 13:12)
      Where do most of you park if you are trying to get up to Cedar quickly?
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      Bennnnnn (Nov 22, 2017 at 13:09)
      Corn Mill Shoals parking lot
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      hedmisten (Nov 28, 2017 at 8:48)
      Thanks bud!
      [Reply]





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      youtuber A Mini Adventure Down Cedar Rock Trail &...
      10:01 | 204 | Jun 1, 2021 , Cedar Mountain
      youtuber Mountain Biking Cedar Rock to Big Rock in...
      726 | Jul 6, 2017 , Cedar Mountain
      Cedar Rock Trail || Mountain Biking in Dupont...
      4:39 | 45 | Jun 1, 2022 , Cedar Mountain
      youtuber A Mini Adventure Down Cedar Rock Trail &...
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