1.6 miles
Distance
8 ft
Climb
-430 ft
Descent
00:10:09
Avg time
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Ridgeline Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Horse
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Dupont State Recreational Forest
    Cedar Mountain, North Carolina
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm
  • Global Ranking
    #155 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #29344 in Trail Running
    • #4593 in Hiking
    • #725 in Horseback
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 75 in Trail Running
    • 80 in Hiking
    • 90 in Horseback
  • Land Owner

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.

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More Stats for Ridgeline multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -423 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,327 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,751 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,750 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,326 ft
  • Grade
    -5%
  • Grade max
    -23.4%
  • Grade min
    5.7%
  • Distance climb
    328 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    702 ft
  • Avg time
    00:10:09
  • Avg reverse time
    00:20:24
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on Sep 27, 2023
Ideal
Avg: 4.65 (103 votes)
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      Ridgeline Trail Reports

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      Sep 27, 2023 @ 7:11am
      Sep 27, 2023
      Sep 2, 2023 @ 11:52am
      Sep 2, 2023
      Such a fun ride. You almost go too fast!
      Aug 17, 2023 @ 11:16am
      Aug 17, 2023
      Trailcrew has done an outstanding job with mantenance/improvements. Best the trail has ridden for some time. Don't miss it !!!
      Aug 7, 2023 @ 2:40am
      Aug 7, 2023
      Without a doubt one of the best flow trail I’ve ever ridden.
      Aug 4, 2023 @ 11:31am
      Aug 4, 2023
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 60 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 1,829 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
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      • 13,734 rides
      • Last: Oct 1, 2023

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