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DuPont State Forest

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Just a friendly reminder that all of Dupont is multi use and bi directional. You'll encounter hikers and bikers of all ages and skills going both directions at any time on any trail. This is not a unidirectional flow course. While I encourage everyone to get to enjoy Dupont, if it is your first time riding these trails, do not be surprised when you need to halt your climb to accommodate a downhill ride and likewise, downhill riders need to check speed and vocalize to alert trail users below. Don't ask a question of a local rider then laugh in their face when you dont get the answer you were expecting. Enjoy your ride and be respectful and responsible!

Food & Drink

Kay-K's Inc. at 3945 Staton Rd serves ice cream and craft beer and is close to the Lake Imaging parking lot.

Recommended Routes in DuPont State Forest - 7

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Favorite Dustin coming down Ridgeline...
Intermediate/Difficult

Best of DuPont

18.0 mi 29.0 km 1,885' Up 574.4 m Up 1,879' Down 572.83 m Down

Brevard, NC
Favorite Dustin coming down Ridgeline...
Intermediate

DuPont Ridgeline

6.3 mi 10.1 km 697' Up 212.55 m Up 694' Down 211.63 m Down

Brevard, NC
Favorite Big Rock overlook
Difficult

The Best of Dupont: Burnt Mtn. / Cedar Rock Big Rock Figure-Eight

6.3 mi 10.1 km 773' Up 235.55 m Up 772' Down 235.17 m Down

Brevard, NC
Favorite Big Rock overlook
Difficult

Most Excellent - Dupont West Side

21.5 mi 34.7 km 2,552' Up 777.88 m Up 2,552' Down 777.95 m Down

Brevard, NC
Favorite Creek crossing on Best of DuPont Ride.
Intermediate/Difficult

Lake Imaging

14.0 mi 22.6 km 1,454' Up 443.09 m Up 1,452' Down 442.67 m Down

Brevard, NC
Favorite No Photos
Intermediate

DuPont - Micajah to Wilkie Loop

2.9 mi 4.7 km 354' Up 107.96 m Up 355' Down 108.15 m Down

Brevard, NC
Favorite Dustin coming down Ridgeline...
Intermediate

JimBranch-IsaacHeath-Locust-Hilltop-HookerCreek-HickoryMtn-Ridgeline

9.6 mi 15.4 km 1,151' Up 350.97 m Up 1,152' Down 351.01 m Down

Brevard, NC

DuPont State Forest Biking

  • 164 Miles 264 Kilometers of Trail
  • 7 Recommended Routes
  • 29 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 49 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 3 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in DuPont State Forest - 74

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1.5 mi 2.4 km #1Ridgeline
Intermediate
Etowah, NC
Intermediate
Etowah, NC 66 
0.8 mi 1.3 km #2Big Rock
Difficult
Brevard, NC
Difficult
Brevard, NC 37 
2.2 mi 3.6 km #3Burnt Mountain
Difficult
Brevard, NC
Difficult
Brevard, NC 31 
1.5 mi 2.5 km #4Cedar Rock
Difficult
Brevard, NC
Difficult
Brevard, NC 27 
1.5 mi 2.5 km #5Rocky Ridge Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Etowah, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
Etowah, NC 26 
1.4 mi 2.3 km #6Hickory Mountain Loop
Intermediate/Difficult
Etowah, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
Etowah, NC 24 
1.2 mi 1.9 km #7Airstrip Trail
Intermediate
Etowah, NC
Intermediate
Etowah, NC 20 
1.0 mi 1.7 km #8Hooker Creek
Intermediate/Difficult
Etowah, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
Etowah, NC 20 
1.4 mi 2.3 km #9Mine Mountain
Intermediate
Etowah, NC
Intermediate
Etowah, NC 16 
1.3 mi 2.1 km #10Turkey Knob
Intermediate
Etowah, NC
Intermediate
Etowah, NC 10 

Photos of DuPont State Forest - 57

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Ridgeline - DuPont State Forest - Cedar Mountain, NC
Aug 24, 2017 near Etowah, NC
Dustin coming down Ridgeline...
Jun 13, 2013 near Etowah, NC
Creek crossing on Best of DuPont Ride.
May 8, 2017 near Etowah, NC
climbing to Dupont ridgeline trail
Oct 24, 2017 near Etowah, NC
Big Rock - DuPont State Forest - Cedar Mountain, NC - 6/24/2018
Jul 1, 2018 near Brevard, NC
Big Rock overlook
Nov 4, 2015 near Brevard, NC
Top of Cedar Rock.
Apr 20, 2016 near Brevard, NC
View from atop Big Rock trail.
Jul 6, 2014 near Brevard, NC