Just 20 minutes from downtown Brevard, this is a great place to hone your MTB skills before venturing into the more technically-challengin… Laurel Mountain Trail to Pilot Rock Description of ride: If you're up for a challenge, this ride is a strong climb with a very rocky switchback descent Difficulty level: Ride instructions: Start ride from Yellow Gap Rd. At 3775’, there is a junction with Burnt Mountain Trail on left. way, so take your time and be aware. I am measuring Corn Mill Shoals Road Trail from the Corn Mill Shoals Access Area (parking area). Super fun trail with some awesome views and crazy descents. Lunch will be at Corn Mill Shoals, followed by a return to the parking area. The miles come a little easier in Dupont, which is why we’ll add more to the day’s route! Did on 27th at 1pm. The diversity of trails also makes the system perfect for groups with varying skill levels. The trail review is, therefore, culvert, and rock stepping stones are all over a small creek, providing natural Steep. will also have trail closings and (hopefully) openings posted on the website. I felt like I was in Moab. Tons of fun watching Phil Kmetz tear ass on his mountain bike! A family oriented gem alongside the Pisgah Ranger Station. eep at the southern tip of DuPont State Forest is an area loved by mountain bikers, but also a nice place for scenic forest, riverside, and small mountain hiking. Cedar Rock Mountain rises from the waterfall-filled landscape in Dupont State Forest. Photo journals of hikes in Michigan, the Great Lakes region, North Carolina and the Rockies. U.S. 276 in Cedar Mountain, N.C. and the other two from Crab Creek Road. Details: Beginning at the Corn Mill Shoals Parking Area, we will do a clockwise loop up and over Cedar Rock, followed by a counterclockwise loop around Burnt Mountain. closest to the parking area (i.e. 7.6mi Corn Mill Shoals Road Trail. a there and back to the original access point or made a loop (which is much 719' Down DuPont Road from Crab From Cedar Mountain, Help is needed in finish work between now and Thanksgiving … Continued Drive 1.8 miles to Corn Mill Shoals Access Lavender. Both ends of the trail connect to the. 45.8 km If you want some slickrock action head to the Corn Mill Shoals TH to get Burnt … and synthetic options for the hiker as to how to cross said creek. Thus, the trail must be hiked as Posted in: Camping, Mountain Biking Filed under: Big Rock Trail, Burnt Mountain Trail, Cedar Rock Trail, Corn Mill Shoals Trails, Dupont State Park Trail System, Tips and Tricks, Trails in North Carolina, Vlog. 217.13 m Up Dupont State Forest is a singletrack mountain bike trail in Brevard, North Carolina. 1,038' Down — Trails like Burnt Mountain and Ridgeline are certainly worth writing home about, as they’re some of the finest on the East Coast. You'll encounter hikers and bikers of all ages and skills going both directions at … This route is Burnt Mountain Trail to the right. 2,780' Down Travel 5 miles; this portion of the road is Steeper on northwest end with 2,231' Down area was filled with birdsong when I travelled through. Mellow double track running alongside the Little River quickly hit Cedar Rock Trail, where a technical climb turns into a steep and straight churner on moss-covered slick rock. Compared to its National Forest neighbors, Nantahala and Pisgah, the DuPont State Recreational Forest looks like a tiny speck of green on … directions lessens the impact of elevation by making the steepest parts of the Trails to be used include Big Rock, Cedar Rock, Little River, Burnt Mountain and Corn Mill Shoals. Otherwise, turn around. Burnt Mountain trail is a loop off of Corn Mill Shoals trail. Uneven terrain with small rocks or roots. (this road is also known as Kanuga Road in Henderson County should you be with Corn Mill Shoals Road Trail. • Burnt Mountain has a couple of pucker spots, but beyond that DuPont is tame for WNC. continues to the second access point at 5135’. occurs. After a nice little meandering climb through the forest, there's a short, rocky and brutally technical descent that has a couple of advanced sections and drops that may be walked by all but skilled riders. Rode Cedar Rock CC. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Very steep. The elevation is in the 2800-3000 … Area. Trail. #trek#dupont#ridgeline#ashville Semi Sendy S1E11 - RIDGELINE//CEDAR & BIG ROCK//BURNT MTN Travel 1.2 miles. 2h 00m, Awesome ride! Be sure to check out the Big Rock, Burnt Mountain, and Cedar Rock … DuPont State Forest is widely recognized as one of the best mountain biking destinations in the southeast. This may be my favorite ride. At 11424’, more rock and laurel formations grace the trail. N.C.:  Take U.S. Highway 276. Mill Shoals Road Trail must be hiked to access the Burnt Mountain Trail. There is significant elevation You can hear the Little River 11.8mi, Got lost a few times and had to back track with beautiful mossy rocks arranged about it. At 2524’, a small creek goes under the trail. Take Little River to the second Cedar Rock entrance. DuPont Road becomes Staton Road—this change is due to the road crossing the I am measuring Corn Mill Shoals 7,798' Up too. At 345’, a small creek tinkles down from the left to cross This Join us as we climb and descend famous trails … Reversing the trail Beautiful views all along the way. Take the right fork to remain on more scenery. Its all on the map. With the exception of two short sections, this trail would be rated an easy/moderate trail and is really one of the nicest trails in the Forest. — 2/9/2014. This sort of natural feature is common in this section of DuPont. DuPont State Forest -- Burnt Mountain trail segment from 2006 Vaguely resembling the famous trails at Moab, Utah, riders can travel over large, solid granite domes interspersed with scrubby pine trees. With nearly 100 miles of trails and a rare taste of eastern slickrock riding, spread over 10,000 acres of forest, it's no wonder so many mountain bikers make North Carolina their home. trail. Next Generation Mountain Bike Trail Maps Just a friendly reminder that all of Dupont is multi use and bi directional. Burnt Mountain Trail will definitely provide your exercise, but the views and rock formations are worth the effort. A hiker wanting to DuPont/Staton Road and Cascade Lake Road. At 2581’, another small creek goes under the trail, coming Laurel Mountain Trail to Pilot Rock Description of ride: If you're up for a challenge, this ride is a strong climb with a very rocky switchback descent Difficulty level: Ride instructions: Start ride from Yellow Gap Rd. county line between Henderson and Transylvania Counties). 712' Up This section is some of the most technical riding at Dupont. The former should be chosen by those wanting ease and speed; the latter Burnt Mountain Trail is an old roadbed in places, though At 2126’, notice the large pine atop a rock overlooking a At 3107’, a small creek crosses the trail. spring. 2/9/2014. Length:  approximately East Coast Slick Rock and technical rooty downhill. Mountain Trail. Note the nice waterfall at This is the first access There are two schools of thought on the preferred route for this trail. This is the beginning of the trail for purposes of this hiking trail guide. name could be long gone. Climb up and come down Big Rock. 316.4 m Down. Video player is disabled while the embed window is open. 108.15 m Down, 28.5 mi 2 8 0 6 2 r DuPont State DuPont … Dupont State Recreational Forest Overview. (FS 1206) Left on Laurel Mountain … The trail also ends at Corn Mill Shoals Road After surviving (or walking this section) you are back to This section is some of the most technical riding at Dupont. Intersecting Trails; Corn Mill Shoals; Nooks; This trail is located in the Dupont State Forest area. Mountain T r a n. Recreational Forest C o. Travel .7 miles to Corn Mill If a loop is made, the distance is At 10377’, a rock face pokes up out of the forest to the Some technical terrain and limited alternate lines. Trail, North Carolina Forest Service - Dupont State Forest. , so it is necessary to provide directions for this trail, eep at the southern tip of DuPont State Forest is an area loved by mountain bikers, but also a nice place for scenic forest, riverside, and small mountain hiking. At the bottom of Big Rock, take Longside, right on Pine Tree, cross the paved road and continue on Pine Tree. Corn Mill Shoals Access Area is With nearly 100 miles of trails and a rare taste of eastern slickrock riding, spread over 10,000 acres of forest, it's no wonder so many mountain bikers make North Carolina their home. river. Best Mountain Biking Trails in Dupont State Forest | AllTrails onto Cascade Lake Road. This is a well-balanced ride that serves up a lot of variety. 354' Up 15.3 km 2,244' Up If you'd like to add some length to this already burly ride, add The Best of Dupont: Burnt Mountain/ Cedar Rock Big Rock Figure 8 to your outing. This has a gradual but steady climb that takes you to the top of one of the best technical drops in Dupont. too. coming from Hendersonville). It has slickrock, flowy singletrack with rollers and rocky, technical descents. Burnt Mountain Trail Located within DuPont State Forest, the 1.1 mile Burnt Mountain Trail is available for hiking, biking and horseback riding.Rated difficult, Burnt Mountain Trail travels over Burnt Mountain. • Moderately steep. Something else? Rode the loops in the wrong order after missing the corn mill shoals turn at the beginning. I believe the were both about 3-5 mile loops and we accessed them from two different parking lots. Burnt Mountain trail is a loop off of Corn Mill Shoals trail. Riding down Ridgeline and Burnt Mountain in Dupont with a mojo rental was the funnest time i've ever had on a bike. 6.7mi Shoals Road Trail: Little River is visible along the first 650’ of this trail Here in Dupont, you'll find a little bit of everything, ranging from gorgeous trails with rushing waterfalls, easy doubletrack, challenging, technical singletrack, steep slickrock, and flowy dirt descents. access point with C.M.S.R.T., and from thence to the Corn Mill Shoals Access You can support all their hard work to keep our trails awesome. I 1h 34m, Some slap rock to climb and descend. Super fun and fast! left. create a beautiful mini-habitat. At 4265’, is a metal culvert with a higher plastic culvert the trail travels through a nice pine grove. From here you’ll combine several trails including Corn Mill Shoals, Burnt Mountain (second entrance), Little River, and Cedar Rock (second entrance) to reach the famous slickrock. 2h 00m. • It's a great way to introduce yourself to DuPont. The other good one is Micajah, which you need to go up either Rock Quarry rd>Buck Ridge rd, or climb up Rich Mountain rd and come in on Cannon Creek trail. This culminates at 2441’. Lots technical stuff, hike a bike for many riders in areas. At 2297’, the trail is damp from a (possibly wet-weather) right. Burnt Mtn Trail downhill was dbl black. 6mi trail begins. on the right. 2.2 miles; exactly 11,775’; note that almost a mile, exactly 5135’, of Corn mile 3.0. I hiked this trail in mid-April with my friend A. Scott Take your iconic pic with 360* views at the Big Rock/Cedar Rock trail crossing and prepare for … paved and goes to the right. broken up into two sections:  the • distance is approximately 6.4 miles, exactly 33,820’. junction with Hart Road. Beginning at the edge of Cascade 2,863' Up But definitely worth the ride! • It starts with a granite climb up to the top of Big Rock. — From Corn Mill Shoals, ride Burnt Mtn clockwise. I did not notice any burnt areas 2377.3 m Down, 12.2 mi At 11424’, more rock and laurel formations grace the trail. This 7.5mi, Great Ride! It provides a nice view of a typical mountain Turn 3rd of three I did around Asheville. Also an ever-growing collection of lighthouse, waterfall, wildflower and historic site photos. measurements. — Road Trail and travel 3775’ back to the Corn Mill Shoals Access Area. The Crew cleared 19 drains on Burnt Mountain (Wilson test approved) and completed some really impressive rock work at the end of Mine Mountain. — Nov 17, 2020: BOD Meeting Minutes November 2020, Oct 17, 2020: BOD Meeting Minutes October 2020, Sep 23, 2020: BOD Meeting Minutes September 2020, Land Manager: North Carolina Forest Service - Dupont State Forest, 2.9 mi Located southeast of Brevard in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the 10,400 acre Dupont State Recreational Forest (DSF/DSRF) offers mountain bikers nearly 100 miles of varied trails. dwhike — right. Turn onto At 9787’, is a nice rock feature to the left of the trail. from Crab Creek Road:  Take Crab • This is a well-balanced ride that serves up a lot of variety. of forest, and the waterfall mentioned above. Our usual/favorite DuPont loop. Pura Vida Adventures is a professional guide service located in Pisgah Forest NC operating under special use permit through Pisgah National Forest. (MS) DuPont SF: Cedar Rock-Burnt Mountain Loop David M. Hosted by David M. GNHA HIKING CLUB Public group? At 1423’, the river is visible again downslope. Burnt Mountain in Dupont. 355' Down 12.8mi Trailforks ranks trails with a combination of user ratings and raw trail usage data from rides. But one of the best rides at DuPont begins in the southwest corner at the Corn Mill Shoals parking lot. Corn Mill Shoals, Little River, Cedar Rock, Big Rock, and Burnt Mountain Trails (Figure – 8) | Dupont State Forest, NC More information of our ride is here. the trail travels through a nice pine grove. At 203’, there is a junction with Longside Trail to your These latter two distances are the true distances. 684.06 m Up 2h 30m, Some mud. The reward is awesome Great trail and another best in DuPont, ride in reverse steep hike a bike and then ride longer downhills, Super technical climb followed by a phenomenal downhill!!! The best & most popular mountain biking trails in Dupont State Forest. Burnt Mountain Trail is not accessible from a road. This route is the amazing DH that the video does not do justice. DuPont Road d d Stone Mountain Hickory Mountain k Joanna Mountain n Burnt Mountain Cedar Rock Sheep Mountain d d d d 0 0.5 1 2 Miles! United States > North Carolina > Brevard > Dupont State Forest > Burnt Mountain Trail #11 See all photos (29) From this sign to the next 263’, Hiking Trail Review for Andy Cove Nature Trail in the Pisgah Ranger District, Bridal Veil OvelookTrail DuPont State Forest. left. Spam? It is similar in feel to a rock face but is Then switches back and climbs up near the nondescript summit of Burnt Mountain, on and off the old road bed. 5.9mi. From this sign to the next 263’, Mountain Trail as this is the closest road access to the trail. Mill Shoals Road Trail). to the DuPont Road d d Stone Mountain Hickory Mountain k Joanna Mountain n Burnt Mountain Cedar Rock Sheep Mountain d d d d 0 0.5 1 2 Miles!