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Dupont Ridgeline

 77 votes

6.2 Miles 9.9 Kilometers



726' 221 m


-720' -220 m


2,724' 830 m


2,312' 705 m



Avg Grade (3°)


Max Grade (7°)

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A great ride through Dupont that samples a couple great downhills.

Logan Watts


Ridgline is one of the fastest, flowiest downhill rides in the area. This is a nice, quick 6-mile loop that finishes with a great downhill.
Dogs: Leashed


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 Road, 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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Matt Sieber
Rode 2-3 times w/ a couple of different climbs on this route during Pisgah Mtn Bike Fest. Super fast and flowing...everybody loved it
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Such a sick trail

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Richard Blevins
Hudson, NC
Richard Blevins   Hudson, NC
The two downhills on Ridgeline are fantastic, some of the fastest I've ridden. I ran out of gear on my 2x10, just couldn't pedal any faster. The final downhill is worth all the climbing, it is amazingly smooth and fast. Mar 27, 2017
I think it's wonderful that bikers from all over the South visit DuPont State Forest to enjoy the wonderful trails. These trails were originally set up and maintained by Pisgah Trail Blazers, a horse riding group formed in 1984. This group not only set up and cleared these trails but also did the "signage" for these trails to be enjoyed by everyone because DuPont is a Multi Use area. Aug 6, 2017
To continue, for those bikers who come from out of town to ride the wonderfully beautiful trails in DuPont, PLEASE remember that you will encounter horses, hikers, some with small children and dogs on leashes and elder citizens. For those of you who think, as one person put it, "it's balls to the wall", it can be if you can see far enough ahead to avoid unpleasant encounters with these groups. Aug 6, 2017

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