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. Cedar Rock Trail. • At A Glance. • Add a Symbol . Big Rock Trail will … Share a Video . This is about an injury or accident Someone tweeted us and said, in effect, that we’d have our heads up our collective asses if we were testing trail bikes and didn’t happen to take them up the Big Rock Trail to Cedar Rock Trail loop in DuPont State Forest. This one's a blast and it's highly recommended! Middle part passes over solid granite domes, offering up some nice views of areas within Dupont State Forest and over toward Pisgah. Spam? Information about mountain biking at Dupont State Recreational Forest, North Carolina, including rides to Hooker Falls, Triple Falls, High Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and on miles of Eastern Slickrock like Big Rock and Cedar Rock. A rowdy downhill from the top of Cedar Mountain featuring big drops, rocks, root webs, and rock armored trail. Taking other people's content (text, photos, etc) without permission is a copyright violation and There are some great views toward Pisgah from the middle. Jul 11, 2020. 14:01. Corn Mill Shoals Trail, Little River Trail, Cedar Rock Trail, Big Rock Trail, DuPont State Forest, NC. Do not block gated entrances with your car. Print/PDF Map Share Add to My List. Or just ride if you're like me and it's a first. Hundreds of acres alternate between bare and moss/lichen covered rock. The westerly view is of what will be the descent trail, Big Rock. Passes over the granite dome, and offers some great slickrock. • Big Rock Trail: Located within DuPont State Forest, the 0.84 mile Big Rock Trail is available for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Once there you have only three options for the decent. Going up is an aerobic challenge and coming down gets pretty technical in places so this is not a beginner friendly trail. 2,552' Down Length: 1 mi (1.6 km) Surface: Singletrack. Add photo Embed Watch--SHARES The Summit. To reach DuPont State Forest . Password help. Eastern Slickrock Ride This figure-8 loop ride has a ton of special features, including what makes riding at DuPont unique: large sections of slickrock on the Cedar and Big Rock trails. Reasonover Creek Trail is a 6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cedar Mountain, North Carolina that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. Log In. Great view from the top, Create Recommended Route or source: Big Rock Trail Ridgeline probably doesn't need an introduction, but this is a super fast downhill that will finish your ride. Elevation: +343/360 ft. Total: 186 riders . Do not cross the marked boundary of DuPont State Recreational Forest. Routes were designed by FODF members and can be used by all users of the forest. Please explain. 872.78 m Up Anyone want to meet up and show me around? If you'd like to add some length to this already burly ride, add The Best of Dupont: Burnt Mountain/ Cedar Rock Big Rock … Amazingly, they made Burnt Mtn work both ways now. Connect with Facebook. 0h 04m, Down with broke front shock, wouldn't compress more than 1/2", Burnt Mountain, Big Rock Loop. 2h 00m. Friends of DuPont Forest has partnered with National Geographic to create a Trails Illustrated Topographic Map of DuPont State Recreational Forest. 2,863' Up The trail dives through a dense tunnel of thick-leafed and gnarly-branched rhododendron and thin, scrubby mountain laurel, winding through switchbacks as it ascends. Rated difficult, Big Rock Trail travels over solid granite domes. Get your team aligned with all the tools you need on one secure, reliable video platform. Sign Up or Log In. Burnt starts out as a moderate flowy trail with gentle ups and fairly fast downs, accompanied by a couple of nice rollers and a double. Please refer to the official trail map for the most current and accurate route. DuPont State Recreational Forest. Share on MTB Project. Share a Photo . This map shows our approximate route while exploring this trail, but does not replace an official trail map. The hike departs from the Corn Mill Shoals trailhead (view maps and driving directions), crossing Cascade Lake Road from the parking area and hiking the Corn Mill Shoals Trail eastbound. I am following Jay and PJ down the mountain. Next Generation Mountain Bike Trail Maps. Sign Up or Log In. The area has become quite popular with mountain bikers and hikers. Share a Photo . 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. Dupont Forest - Big Rock Trail on 2/9/2014. It’s a popular mountain biking destination in the park’s massive 80+ mile network of trails, and it’s equally popular with hikers, too. Trails Illustrated: DuPont Forest. Contact us here, and thanks for helping us keep this site updated! ALL PHOTOS ARE COPYRIGHT ERIC CHAMPLIN OR SUMMIT19 STUDIO LLC. Tweet. Behind are the mountains of the Blue Ridge Escarpment that shape the border between North and South Carolina. Some DuPont goodness. He’s also the co-founder of Atlanta Trails and Asheville Trails, digital magazines that highlight the South’s best outdoor adventures. 2,552' Up Badass to the point where Legitbiker9000 didn’t ride it. The hike veers eastbound, circling the 3,000-foot summit of Cedar Rock Mountain. Big Rock Trail. — 1,879' Down Take Big Rock trail from the top of the mountain for a fast, technical downhill over slickrock and single-track. From Corn Mill Shoals, ride Burnt Mtn clockwise. Big Rock Trail Trail is rocky and moderately rough at lower end. The trail is primarily used for hiking. The Duke of MTB. Steep. The trail is relatively easy to follow, but in sections of broad open rock near the Cedar Rock summit, cairns (small piles of rock) help mark the trail. Let's work together to keep these fantastic trails maintained and open for use! The ascent continues as the trail dives back into the cover of the forest. • Winds thru dry pine/oak forest near jct. This is one awesome trail. Sporadic pine dot the landscape, and mosses and grasses fill the shallow pits that pockmark the mounded, rolling granite terrain. Rising only a few hundred feet above the surrounding plateau, Cedar Rock Mountain contains some of the most exposed granite in western North Carolina. Since DuPont State Recreational Forest was saved from real estate development, its 10,000 acres and 86 miles of trails have become a favorite playland for exploring the great outdoors. Short but sweet, the 1.5-mile Cedar Rock Trail features a steep climb up eastern slickrock (large slabs of granite) topping out with killer views of Dupont State Forest. Two options for the descent as well. The Best of Dupont: Burnt Mtn. Two trails by the same name provide access to the mountains' summits and views in all directions. Description . Hike only on bare rock, and avoid straying from the trail or stepping on the crusty lichen or moss, to help conserve the delicate ecology of the mountain. Cedar Rock Mountain rises from the waterfall-filled landscape in Dupont State Forest. Cross Sheep Mtn to take Cascade. Posted by Jeff on Dec 16, 2011 @ 5:47 pm in DuPont State Forest, Hiking, Hiking Blog, North Carolina, Rated Easy Hikes, Vista Hikes | 2 comments | Last modified: November 4, 2017 . Mountain bike trails > United States > North Carolina > Brevard > Dupont State Forest > Big Rock Trail #3. DuPont Big Rock Planning on coming up from Columbia this Saturday. Natural beauty fills the park’s sprawling acres. Share on MTB Project. Jul 28, 2014 Friar Tuck. — OR. Very steep. Do not enter restricted property. At the summit of Cedar Rock is the junction with Big Rock Trail, and with the other end of the Cedar Rock Trail that comprises the larger loop I mentioned before. At A Glance. 0.8mi, Done 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 trek through some ruggedly beautiful terrain. At the bottom of Big Rock, take Longside, right on Pine Tree, cross the paved road and continue on Pine Tree. Big Rock Trail is a 'must do' trail for the serious mountain biker. Near Brevard, North Carolina. The Big Rock trail rewards visitors with a westward view across a strange slickrock landscape. And before you go, always check the trailhead kiosk, official maps, and the park or ranger office for notices of changed routes, trail closures, safety information, and restrictions. OR. Next Generation Mountain Bike Trail Maps. With mountain biking, you really need to expect the unexpected! Enterprise . Big Rock Trail travels between Cedar Rock Trail and Corn Mill Shoals Trail. Reasonover Creek Trail is a 6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cedar Mountain, North Carolina that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The 4.5-mile loop hike on Cedar Rock Mountain in DuPont State Recreational Forest provides wonderful mountain views and dramatic scenery. 355' Down After the crossing, you'll climb back out to Ridgeline Trail. NOT OKAY! with Cedar Rock trail. Difficulty Rating: 0.84 Steepness: Hilly Tread Condition: Moderately Rough Rides That Use This Trail: Eastern Slickrock. Middle part passes over solid granite domes, offering up some nice views of areas within Dupont State Forest and over toward Pisgah. Big Rock Trail #3 Photo. 5.4 mi round-trip. Rock slab along the new Turkey Knob trail. Enormous waterfalls plunge from towering, rocky cliffs, landing in deep pools of blue. This hike also includes all but a few feet of the Little River Trail; hike this bit and you have a two-fer, which is also a great reason to hike the trail. It also has some significant climbs, some fast, flowy sections of trail, a very technical descent, and immeasurable scenery. The wet rocks are very slippery so stay out of the water. Trailful Outdoor Co. is a registered trademark of Summit19 Studio LLC.Privacy Policy | Terms of Use No photo, illustration, data, or text on this website may be reproduced, published, or distributed without prior written permission and license. Some of my favorite mountain bike trails in North Carolina, we had a blast hitting the Cedar Rock Trail in the morning and then doing a the Big Rock Trail at sunset! MTB Trails > UNITED STATES > North Carolina > Brevard > Dupont State Forest > Big Rock Trail #3 > Gallery. 777.95 m Down, 18.0 mi So the climb up is not so bad. Includes trail descriptions, maps, photos, videos, and more. OR. Map. Description. Level: Advanced. Add a Symbol . 14:01. Leashed dogs are allowed on this trail. Passes over the granite dome, and offers some great slickrock. And don’t miss the park’s well-loved waterfall hikes, including Hooker Falls, High Falls and Triple Falls, all accessible from nearby trailheads. Add photo Embed Watch--SHARES Padyakeros of the Triad made it to the summit. Add photo Embed Watch--SHARES Just Us. It is easily damaged and takes years to recover. By trailforks #57510; Other Videos From Youtube Channel. 354' Up Uneven terrain with small rocks or roots. 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