Overall, Dupont State Forest is the 22nd most popular mountain bike trail of all 24 mountain biking rides in North Carolina. Great way to start 2016, Great New Years day ride (FS 1206) at the Pilot Rock Trail. a there and back to the original access point or made a loop (which is much point between the two trails; the measurements herein assume the hiker Dupont State Forest is a singletrack mountain bike trail in Brevard, North Carolina. create a beautiful mini-habitat. Corn Mill Shoals Road Trail. Beginning at the edge of Cascade Lake Road: At 134’, a creek crosses the trail just before a gate. At 3107’, a small creek crosses the trail. Some technical terrain and limited alternate lines. To check our slick rock trails located in Brevard visit Cedar Rock, Big Rock, Burnt Mountain, and Micajah trails in Dupont State Forest. 712' Up 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) — It's a great way to introduce yourself to DuPont. 2376.79 m Up 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. If a loop is made, the distance is 5.9mi. 2h 00m, Awesome ride! Favorite so far in NC. I did not notice any burnt areas This is the first access Trail from the Corn Mill Shoals Access Area (parking area) to the Burnt Mountain Trail. There and back 2/9/2014. kiosk with a rather outdated map. Crowd sourced trail reports indicating current trail status & conditions for Dupont State Forest in Cedar Mountain, North Carolina reporter All trails at DuPont State Recreational Forest will be open, effective at 5:00 p.m. Friday, February 14, 2020. This rock face is 2,863' Up she rides a santa cruz tallboy! 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. The Access Area features ample parking and a Remain on Cascade Lake Road. 1h 34m, Some slap rock to climb and descend. Cross Sheep Mtn to … Corn Mill Shoals Road Trail in DuPont State Forest in Western North Carolina is a moderate-to-difficult level hike with a river crossing and access to Bridal Veil Falls.. 7,798' Up the trail travels through a nice pine grove. to the trail begins. DuPont/Staton Road and Cascade Lake Road. mile 3.0. Trails to be used include Big Rock, Cedar Rock, Little River, Burnt Mountain and Corn Mill Shoals. — 2,231' Down Otherwise, turn around. 11.8mi, Got lost a few times and had to back track The slickrock on Cedar and Big Rock trails is a real treat. 355' Down Thus, the trail must be hiked as continues to the second access point at 5135’. At 4955’, a (probably wet-weather) spring is encountered. Technical terrain with no alternate lines. seeping from it. I would reverse the direction of the Burnt Mountain Trail as the other direction looked to be fast and fun, whereas the direction here sends you down some hairy steps with little fast flowing action. left. Copy and paste the HTML code below: 316.4 m Down. left. turns into pavement. you be coming from Hendersonville). Trails like Burnt Mountain and Ridgeline are certainly worth writing home about, as they’re some of the finest on the East Coast. Trail, North Carolina Forest Service - Dupont State Forest. relevant portion of the Corn Mill Shoals Road Trail and the entire Burnt Taking other people's content (text, photos, etc) without permission is a copyright violation and These latter two distances are the true distances. The Access Area features ample parking and a — Mountain Trail as this is the closest road access to the trail. This has a gradual but steady climb that takes you to the top of one of the best technical drops in Dupont. At 5.4 miles, turn left onto Cascade Lake At 5135’, there is a pleasant bench at the junction with 3h 00m, 5.9mi The diversity of trails also makes the system perfect for groups with varying skill levels. 8mi At 2441’, a rock shelf on the left is worth inspection. trail. onto Cascade Lake Road. 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. At 4700’, the sound of the cascades at the ford at Little 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. At 2623’, the wet trail ends, and a creek flows beneath the I am measuring Corn Mill Shoals Road Trail from the Corn Mill Shoals Access Area (parking area). 61.8 km trail downhill. (FS 1206) Left on Laurel Mountain … 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 … Create Recommended Route or Creek Road:  Take Crab Creek Road It starts with a granite climb up to the top of Big Rock. Trail from the Corn Mill Shoals Access Area (parking area) to the Burnt Access Area on the right. broken up into two sections:  the DuPont Road from Crab 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. • Mill Shoals Trail, so it is necessary to provide directions for this trail, This sort of natural feature is common in this section of DuPont. Next Generation Mountain Bike Trail Maps Just a friendly reminder that all of Dupont is multi use and bi directional. Travel .7 miles to Corn Mill Dupont State Recreational Forest Overview. Intermediate: BIG ROCK/CEDAR ROCK/BURNT MOUNTAIN. Rode Cedar Rock CC. 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. of forest, and the waterfall mentioned above. Burnt Mountain Trail is not accessible from a road. From Cedar Mountain, 217.13 m Up on the right. This culminates at 2441’. Vaguely resembling the famous trails at Moab, Utah, riders can travel over large, solid granite domes interspersed with scrubby pine trees. The elevation is in the 2800-3000 … DuPont State Recreational Park “If you enjoy the slick rock of Moab you’ll love the granite of DuPont. Burnt Mtn Trail downhill was dbl black. 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 should be chosen if you want to drive a slower gravel road with less ease and Beginning from the middle of the junction with Corn Mill Steeper on northwest end with At 8311’, be careful of a false junction with an old roadbed Help is needed in finish work between now and Thanksgiving … Continued 11.5 km Moderately steep. 108.15 m Down, 28.5 mi At 11775’, the Burnt Mountain Trail ends at the junction Travel .9 Reasonover, Grassy Creek, Buck Forest, Airstrip Loop is a 11.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cedar Mountain, North Carolina that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. At 11775’, the Burnt Mountain Trail ends at the junction with Corn Mill Shoals Road Trail. 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. 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 is the famous Ridgeline at DuPont in Brevard, NC. There is a large Shoals Road Trail: Little River is visible along the first 650’ of this trail At 2297’, the trail is damp from a (possibly wet-weather) Pura Vida Adventures is a professional guide service located in Pisgah Forest NC operating under special use permit through Pisgah National Forest. The best & most popular mountain biking trails in Dupont State Forest. At 2989’, a rock face is visible to the right. paved and goes to the right. Burnt Mountain has a couple of pucker spots, but beyond that DuPont is tame for WNC. At 2302’, a series of rocks sporadically serving as the too. • 2,780' Down • Definately the difficult way. too. 6.4mi • At the bottom of Big Rock, take Longside, right on Pine Tree, cross the paved road and continue on Pine Tree. I felt like I was in Moab. Travel 1.2 miles. access point with C.M.S.R.T., and from thence to the Corn Mill Shoals Access parking area. dwhike Video player is disabled while the embed window is open. • It's behind corn mill shoals parking area, on the opposite side of Cascade Lake road from cedar rock and burnt mtn. But one of the best rides at DuPont begins in the southwest corner at the Corn Mill Shoals parking lot. Burnt Mountain trail is a loop off of Corn Mill Shoals trail. This is the beginning of the trail for purposes of this hiking trail guide. Climb up and come down Big Rock. way (and, hey, I just like gravel roads), including Cascade Lake itself, lots Burnt Mountain Trail will definitely provide your exercise, but the views and rock formations are worth the effort. Uneven terrain with small rocks or roots. Take your iconic pic with 360* views at the Big Rock/Cedar Rock trail crossing and prepare for … Cascade approximately 3.9 miles, exactly 20,685’. — Burnt Mountain in Dupont. 107.96 m Up DuPont Road ends and Staton Road begins (i.e. DuPont Road becomes Staton Road—this change is due to the road crossing the — The miles come a little easier in Dupont, which is why we’ll add more to the day’s route! You can hear the Little River This • Kate steps up her mtb downhill game as we work our way through the mountain bike trails of Dupont State forest. At 9957’, large boulders combine with laurel and pine to Photo journals of hikes in Michigan, the Great Lakes region, North Carolina and the Rockies. Interesting features at the stream crossing at 3256'. 7.6mi You'll encounter hikers and bikers of all ages and skills going both directions at … At 10377’, a rock face pokes up out of the forest to the NOT OKAY! This may be my favorite ride. Steeper on northwest end with some rocks & roots. But definitely worth the ride! 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. There are some nice long range winter views 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. to the left. This section is some of the most technical riding at Dupont. 6mi U.S. 276 in Cedar Mountain, N.C. and the other two from Crab Creek Road. It has slickrock, flowy singletrack with rollers and rocky, technical descents. graveled. Had to walk a few yards of repeated rocky drops. 684.06 m Up the right. Also an ever-growing collection of lighthouse, waterfall, wildflower and historic site photos. would not recommend this route except for the interesting features along the Hiking Trail Review for Andy Cove Nature Trail in the Pisgah Ranger District, Bridal Veil OvelookTrail DuPont State Forest. spring. Turn onto 7mi, 6.8mi reverse the order may do so, taking this into account in altering the If you have one of the handy state forest trail maps available at the parking areas or here, it is quite easy to find your way. secondary route and takes significantly longer to travel. Reversing the 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. Steep. There are two schools of thought on the preferred route for this trail. Trails and junctions within DuPont State Forest are well signed, even though there aren’t any colored blaze marks. A hiker wanting to An Adventure Projects staff member will review this and take an appropriate action, but we generally don't reply. Burnt Mountain trail is a loop off of Corn Mill Shoals trail. 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 This route is the from this point to the river itself (and beyond for a distance, of course). There is significant elevation — Two options for the descent as well. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Burnt Mountain to Big Rock | The loop you should do your first time at Dupont State Forest - Duration: 7:30. 2.2 miles; exactly 11,775’; note that almost a mile, exactly 5135’, of Corn left. (MS) DuPont SF: Cedar Rock-Burnt Mountain Loop David M. Hosted by David M. GNHA HIKING CLUB Public group? 1h 13m, Great condition overall. 7mi, Broke my rear derailer 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. junction with Hart Road. The Misfit Mountainerds document the unique mountain biking sounds that you’ll hear in the forest, told against the backdrop of the iconic mountain biking trails in Pisgah National Forest and DuPont State Forest. 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 … From this sign to the next 263’, area was filled with birdsong when I travelled through. right. 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. Photo journals of hikes in Michigan, the Great Lakes region, North Carolina and the Rockies. Burnt Mountain trail is a loop off of Corn Mill Shoals trail. Mountain T r a n. Recreational Forest C o. Super tame. At 3907’, a Y-junction with the Little River Trail At 3775’, there is a junction with Burnt Mountain Trail on 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!