Dupont Ridgeline

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  4.8 from 25 votes
blue  Intermediate from 10 votes
Rank: #1 in the Brevard area
#2 in NC, #4 Overall
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Oct 20 Green - Dry
Trail in the area near Brevard,
“A great ride through Dupont that samples a couple great downhills.”
Logan Watts on Jun 13, 2013
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6.29.9 milesKilometers 726’221 m Ascent 2,724’830 m High 4% Avg Grade (3°)
Singletrack Type -720’-220 m Descent 2,312’705 m Low 12% Max Grade (7°)
3:07 average time for 23.8 miles. Details

Ridgline is one of the funnest, fast and flowy downhill trails in the area and this loop is a nice, quick 6 mile loop that finishes with it.
Start at the Lake Imaging parking area and wind around to climb the Jim Branch Trail. This beautiful forested climb comes up to a saddle where you'll take a quick ride over the Isaac Heath trail and will dump you out on Buck Forest Road where you'll take a left.

The next right is Thomas Cemetery, where you'll follow this gravel road all the way until it changes over to White Pine Trail. At the top of White Pine, take a left on Hooker Creek Trail and get ready for a super-fast downhill that will leave you smiling. Then another quick climb where you'll catch Ridgeline to take a left and hang on.

The fast and flowy descent will take you through some berms, a log ride, and many fun dips and corners. Watch out for horse poop on the trail though!
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5.0 (1)
Steady climb to speedy downhill.
near Brevard, NC
4.9 (20)
Some of the best singletrack in DuPont State Forest in a nice loop.
near Brevard, NC
4.6 (27)
This short but exhilarating figure-eight has everything Dupont has to offer.
near Brevard, NC

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