2h 00m. on the right. 219.2 m Down, 7.2 mi 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. , so it is necessary to provide directions for this trail, DuPont Road ends and Staton Road begins (i.e. DuPont Road. At 4700’, the sound of the cascades at the ford at Little River enliven the forest. • At the bottom of Big Rock, take Longside, right on Pine Tree, cross the paved road and continue on Pine Tree. Trail from the Corn Mill Shoals Access Area (parking area) to the Burnt I suppose the higher culvert is present as an overflow for the lower 2,863' Up Both ends of the trail connect to the Corn relevant portion of the Corn Mill Shoals Road Trail and the entire Burnt 2376.79 m Up You can hear the Little River The two from Crab Creek Road are At 9787’, is a nice rock feature to the left of the trail. This has a gradual but steady climb that takes you to the top of one of the best technical drops in Dupont. Dupont State Forest is a singletrack mountain bike trail in Brevard, North Carolina. amazing DH that the video does not do justice. 3h 00m, 5.9mi Any updates on the progress toward opening the sec-tion of Conservation Road by the Lake Julia Dam will also be posted on the website. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Dupont State Forest including Black Mountain Trail , Laurel Mountain , Burnt Mountain and Buckhorn Gap / Avery Creek . Creek Road:  Take Crab Creek Road Uneven terrain with small rocks or roots. out of the ground to the left. At 8311’, be careful of a false junction with an old roadbed 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. Interesting features at the stream crossing at 3256'. Burnt Mountain Cedar Rock Sheep Mountain S t t o n R o a d C a s c a d e L a k e R o a d P i n n a c l e M o u n t a i n R o a d H a r t R o a C a s c d e L a k e R o a d 0 0.5 1 2 Miles DuPont … This culminates at 2441’. Then switches back and climbs up near the nondescript summit of Burnt Mountain, on and off the old road bed. more scenery. will also have trail closings and (hopefully) openings posted on the website. It provides a nice view of a typical mountain graveled. Nestled in the park’s southwest corner, the mountain, a mostly bald granite dome that towers above the park’s nearby Little River waterfalls, offers some fantastic views and a … You can support all their hard work to keep our trails awesome. (FS 1206) at the Pilot Rock Trail. At 2126’, notice the large pine atop a rock overlooking a 719' Down Dying hemlocks from this point to 2046’ allow It has slickrock, flowy singletrack with rollers and rocky, technical descents. 10.7mi, A little wet Cedar Rock Mountain rises from the waterfall-filled landscape in Dupont State Forest. Otherwise, turn around. distance is approximately 6.4 miles, exactly 33,820’. U.S. 276 in Cedar Mountain, N.C. and the other two from Crab Creek Road. Tons of fun watching Phil Kmetz tear ass on his mountain bike! At 345’, a small creek tinkles down from the left to cross 1h 13m, Great condition overall. Super fun and fast! Road. The diversity of trails also makes the system perfect for groups with varying skill levels. 7mi, Broke my rear derailer The road turns at a confusing visible off and on (mostly on) until 2883’. Video player is disabled while the embed window is open. It starts with a granite climb up to the top of Big Rock. Burnt Mountain Trail to the right. from this point to the river itself (and beyond for a distance, of course). Note the nice waterfall at At 9957’, large boulders combine with laurel and pine to At 10377’, a rock face pokes up out of the forest to the With the exception of two short sections, this trail would be rated an easy/moderate trail and is really one of the nicest mountain bike trails in the Forest. 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. Mill Shoals Road Trail must be hiked to access the Burnt Mountain Trail. Photo journals of hikes in Michigan, the Great Lakes region, North Carolina and the Rockies. The reward is awesome At 2989’, a rock face is visible to the right. continues to the second access point at 5135’. too. 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. Burnt Mountain trail is a loop off of Corn Mill Shoals trail. Featuring an array of stunning destination features such as the mighty waterfalls of the Little River, DuPont State Recreational Forest, or DSRF, has quickly become one of the most popular recreation areas in the Mountains since its opening in the mid 1990's. Then we headed to DuPont State Forest and started our ride at 11.40 am. Big Rock Loops Burnt Mountain, Big Rock and Cedar Rock into a challenging (and rocky!) onto Cascade Lake Road. These latter two distances are the true distances. • This sort of natural feature is common in this section of DuPont. dwhike the trail travels through a nice pine grove. A hiker wanting to culvert, and rock stepping stones are all over a small creek, providing natural Here is turn by turn directions with distances: Start from Lake Imaging Parking Lot 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. Definately the difficult way. Little River visible through dead hemlocks. NOT OKAY! It is less than two vehicles wide most of the At 2623’, the wet trail ends, and a creek flows beneath the Intermediate: BIG ROCK/CEDAR ROCK/BURNT MOUNTAIN. the trail travels through a nice pine grove. Please explain. At 203’, there is a junction with Longside Trail to your — This section is some of the most technical riding at Dupont. Also an ever-growing collection of lighthouse, waterfall, wildflower and historic site photos. 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. measurements. is your route onto the Burnt Mountain Trail. The trail review is, therefore, 8mi Mountain Trail as this is the closest road access to the trail. Photo journals of hikes in Michigan, the Great Lakes region, North Carolina and the Rockies. DuPont Road becomes Staton Road—this change is due to the road crossing the Two options for the descent as well. trail downhill. this visibility; I would much rather have the hemlocks. Also an ever-growing collection of lighthouse, waterfall, wildflower and historic site photos. Trail Dynamics, a local company with local mountain bike advocate Woody Keen as founding member, is currently working on a makeover of the Burnt Mountain trail in Dupont State Forest. 7,800' Down At 3907’, a Y-junction with the Little River Trail — county line between Henderson and Transylvania Counties). 11.8mi, Got lost a few times and had to back track The Access Area features ample parking and a This is a well-balanced ride that serves up a lot of variety. paved and goes to the right. • 15.3 km too small to really be categorized as such (my personal opinion). This is a peaceful spot and would be a nice place to camp. N.C.:  Take U.S. Highway 276. At 2302’, a series of rocks sporadically serving as the The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Something else? to the left. It is similar in feel to a rock face but is 680.16 m Down, 9.5 mi a there and back to the original access point or made a loop (which is much The Burnt Mountain Trail is currently closed. to the 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. This route is Be sure to check out the Big Rock, Burnt Mountain, and Cedar Rock … Just 20 minutes from downtown Brevard, this is a great place to hone your MTB skills before venturing into the more technically-challengin… At 2613’, is the beginning of a rock face with some water • My gf and I did both loops in a few hours and if we had all day we probably would have done both loops twice. After surviving (or walking this section) you are back to This section is some of the most technical riding at Dupont. coming from Hendersonville). 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. This is the beginning of the trail for purposes of this hiking trail guide. 2/9/2014. This trail features some good short drop offs and other fun and challenging stuff and has been armored for sustainability in many places by the local mountain bike club (Blue Ridge Bike Club). 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. junction with Hart Road. For a list of all the trails in that area, see the Dupont State Forest trails list page. 45.8 km 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) Remain on Cascade Lake Road. At 11775’, the Burnt Mountain Trail ends at the junction with Corn Mill Shoals Road Trail. Turn onto 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. Spam? The elevation is in the 2800-3000 … Burnt Mountain in Dupont. Burnt Mountain trail is a loop off of Corn Mill Shoals trail. and sporadically thereafter until the trail winds up the mountain. Join us as we climb and descend famous trails … Trail. The slickrock on Cedar and Big Rock trails is a real treat. reverse the order may do so, taking this into account in altering the An Adventure Projects staff member will review this and take an appropriate action, but we generally don't reply. amazing DH that the video does not do justice. right. would not recommend this route except for the interesting features along the At 11424’, more rock and laurel formations grace the trail. I am measuring Corn Mill Shoals Road Trail from the Corn Mill Shoals Access Area (parking area). I felt like I was in Moab. This rock face is Thus, the trail must be hiked as miles. At 1423’, the river is visible again downslope. Burnt Mountain trail is a loop off of Corn Mill Shoals trail. Travel 1.2 — Turn onto Cascade Lake Road. DuPont Road from Crab Trail, North Carolina Forest Service - Dupont State Forest. At 3775’, there is a junction with Burnt Mountain Trail on At 4265’, is a metal culvert with a higher plastic culvert — This is the famous Ridgeline at DuPont in Brevard, NC. This is about an injury or accident Dupont State Recreational Forest Overview. 2/9/2014. It starts with a granite climb up to the top of Big Rock. Steeper on northwest end with some rocks & roots. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. While some of the trails here are pretty typical for the region, a few others provide an experience not commonly found in the southern Appalachians: slickrock! Beginning at the edge of Cascade Travel .9 Create Recommended Route or this is occasionally not obvious due to significant reclamation by the Trailforks ranks trails with a combination of user ratings and raw trail usage data from rides. Great mix of trail types. 12.8mi way (and, hey, I just like gravel roads), including Cascade Lake itself, lots 108.15 m Down, 28.5 mi At 2524’, a small creek goes under the trail. Length:  approximately 355' Down DuPont State Recreational Park “If you enjoy the slick rock of Moab you’ll love the granite of DuPont. If you are making a loop, turn left onto Corn Mill Shoals Riding at DuPont is a badge of honor for every mountain biker in the Southeast. Take the Burnt Mountain loop clockwise for numerous senders and a gnarly little downhill finale. But unlike Moab, connecting trails lead throug… Climb up and come down Big Rock. Creek Road (this road is also known as Kanuga Road in Henderson County should — Travel .7 miles to Corn Mill with beautiful mossy rocks arranged about it. 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. DuPont State Forest is widely recognized as one of the best mountain biking destinations in the southeast. point between the two trails; the measurements herein assume the hiker Mountain Trail as this is the closest road access to the trail. 2h 36m, Riding time only! change, especially along the latter portion of the trail. 2h 00m, Awesome ride! 316.4 m Down. 4.7 km East Coast Slick Rock and technical rooty downhill. broken up into two sections:  the Mountain biking in DuPont State Forest offers beautiful scenery and fun for riders of all levels. Moderately steep. Burnt Mountain Loop via Corn Mill Shoals Trail is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cedar Mountain, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. This is a peaceful spot and would be a nice place to camp. Burnt Mountain Trail is not accessible from a road. left. Description Southeast end is mostly on an old road bed, high above the Little River at first. But definitely worth the ride! At 2297’, the trail is damp from a (possibly wet-weather) — making a loop with an earlier portion of Corn To check our slick rock trails located in Brevard visit Cedar Rock, Big Rock, Burnt Mountain, and Micajah trails in Dupont State Forest. Mill Shoals Trail, so it is necessary to provide directions for this trail, approximately 3.9 miles, exactly 20,685’. Copy and paste the HTML code below: she rides a santa cruz tallboy! Road Trail and travel 3775’ back to the Corn Mill Shoals Access Area. Technical terrain with no alternate lines. Corn Mill Shoals Access Area is parking area. 24 55 6 8 7 4 7 5 T a r k i l n B r a nc h J i m Creek G r a s s y C r e e k 2 9 0 0 3 1 0 D r y ... Burnt M ountain Falls Bridal 9 1 0 1 3 4 8 62 8 3 30 0 3 0 0 C a n n o n C r e e k B u c k h o r n Cr e k R i c h M t. R d. C a s c a d e L a k e R d . We offer mountain bike trips in length from a half day to a week. 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 considered the primary route. Corn Mill Shoals Road Trail. At 5135’, there is a pleasant bench at the junction with trail. Lavender. access point with C.M.S.R.T., and from thence to the Corn Mill Shoals Access Our usual/favorite DuPont loop. Corn Mill Shoals, Burnt Mountain, Little River, Cedar Rock, and Big Rock Trails Loop is a 6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cedar Mountain, North Carolina that features a river and is rated as moderate. Then switches back and climbs up near the nondescript summit of Burnt Mountain, on and off the old road bed. There is a large Lunch will be at Corn Mill Shoals, followed by a return to the parking area. with Corn Mill Shoals Road Trail. This portion is where Burnt Mountain earns its black diamond rating. The Crew cleared 19 drains on Burnt Mountain (Wilson test approved) and completed some really impressive rock work at the end of Mine Mountain. DuPont/Staton Road and Cascade Lake Road. The miles come a little easier in Dupont, which is why we’ll add more to the day’s route! Take your iconic pic with 360* views at the Big Rock/Cedar Rock trail crossing and prepare for … • 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!