Airstrip Trail

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  4.8 from 8 votes
blue  Intermediate from 1 vote
Rank: #2 in the Dupont State Forest area
#11 in NC, #102 Overall
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Aug 17 Green - Dry
Trail in the area near Etowah,
“Great singletrack built in cooperation with IMBA. One of the best in Dupont Forest.”
Marty Spencer on Apr 28, 2013
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0.91.5 milesKilometers 1’0 m Ascent 2,784’849 m High 4% Avg Grade (2°)
Singletrack Type -201’-61 m Descent 2,584’788 m Low 11% Max Grade (7°)
Airstrip Trail is one of the best mountain bike trails in Dupont Forest. Built with the help of the International Mountain Biking Association, this trail will put a big smile on any biker's face. The trail is a very well groomed singletrack through mixed hardwood forest with fun switchbacks and excellent sight lines.

With very little in the way of hard technical challenges, this trail is appropriate for advanced beginners and up. Expect some rocks and roots in a few spots, and cautious riders will find one or two sections they may want to dismount and walk. There are no really steep sections and the slope is generally all uphill or all downhill depending on your direction. (It goes downhill from the old airport to Shelter Rock Trail.) The "Difficult" rating is for the narrow track, elevation change and some tight turns.

As mentioned before, this trail is a blast downhill but is also a pretty easy climb back up to the Fawn Lake area. All the alternative routes up are steeper and/or longer.

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4.8 (26)
Some of the best singletrack in DuPont State Forest in a nice loop.
near Brevard, NC
4.7 (28)
A great ride through Dupont that samples a couple great downhills.
near Brevard, NC

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PHOTOS of Airstrip Trail
  3.7 from 3 votes
Descending The Airstrip Trail at DuPont State Forest (Brevard, NC)
  3.5 from 2 votes
View at end of Airstrip near the entrance to Airstrip descent. (Brevard, NC)
  2.7 from 3 votes
Scenic viewpoint from the north end of the airstrip. (Brevard, NC)