2 miles
Distance
51 ft
Climb
-480 ft
Descent
00:07:39
Avg time

Ridgeline Details

  • Riding area
    Dupont State Forest
    Cedar Mountain, North Carolina
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • TTFs on trail
    Berm
  • Global Ranking
    #136

Ridgeline is a crown jewel of Dupont State Recreational Forest. For many mountain bikers and equestrians, this is their favorite trail or at least in their top three. This trail is known for its flow. While it has no real technical features to speak of since being redesigned, it is a lot of fun to ride this glassy smooth and generally well-bermed trail. From Lake Imaging Road it is a steady but not steep climb to the high point just before the intersection with Hooker Creek Trail. Then it is a gradual descent or flat on to the end of the trail at Hickory Mountain Road and Hickory Mountain Loop.
Sight lines are fantastic and the flow is amazing.

For the ultimate downhill blast, ride to the top of Hickory Mountain Loop, take a minute to catch your breath and prepare to smile all the way to the parking lot, barely needing to pedal. (Read the Trail Notes on Hickory Mountain Loop.)

Beginning mountain bikers need to have good speed control and braking skills before tackling this and many of the other trails at Dupont. Learn how to use that front brake correctly (it is 80% of your stopping power) and PLEASE don't skid that rear tire on our precious trails.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Ridgeline mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -429 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,317 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,753 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,746 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,317 ft
  • Grade max
    -21.652%
  • Grade min
    13.397%
  • Distance climb
    905 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    385 ft
  • Avg time
    00:07:39
  • Avg reverse time
    00:05:27
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on Nov 28, 2017
Dry
Avg: 4.8 (27 votes)

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Ridgeline Trail Reports

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Nov 28, 2017 @ 2:19pm
Nov 28, 2017
Ridgeline will be closed for maintenance 10AM-4PM on Nov 29, Dec 1, 8, 11, 13, 18-20
Nov 25, 2017 @ 7:13am
Nov 25, 2017
Oct 17, 2017 @ 1:02pm
Oct 17, 2017
Perfect!!!
Oct 15, 2017 @ 7:50am
Oct 15, 2017
Oct 7, 2017 @ 7:41am
Oct 7, 2017
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Apr 19, 2017 @ 5:41pm
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Nov 19, 2016 @ 11:45pm
Nov 19, 2016
Ridgeline, My City

Routes with this trail

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Freehub Magazine: Hickory Mountain Loop
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Taste of DuPont
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Dupont Tech and Flow
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Ridgeline for beginners
5 miles

2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag h-beck83 (Nov 11, 2015 at 18:53)
 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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  • + 1
flag noravelp (Dec 4, 2017 at 18:31)
 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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