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DuPont Ridgeline

Intermediate
 4.7 (185) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

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


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6.3

Miles

10.1

KM

65%

Singletrack

2,716' 828 m

High

2,316' 706 m

Low

697' 213 m

Up

694' 212 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Not Allowed

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Overview

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.

Description

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!

Contacts

Shared By:

Logan Watts with improvements by Bryan Glover

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  4.7 from 185 votes

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Photos

Ridgeline - DuPont State Forest - Cedar Mountain, NC
Aug 24, 2017 near Etowah, NC
Dustin coming down Ridgeline...
Jun 13, 2013 near Etowah, NC
Bottom of Jim Branch. Freezing!
May 14, 2014 near Etowah, NC
Worked for the downhill but it was totally worth it.
Aug 5, 2020 near Etowah, NC
Climbing up Jim Branch is not as attenuating as my brother is making it seem! Ridgeline and Issac Heath are worth the climb!!
Dec 13, 2018 near Etowah, NC
Ridgeline
Nov 30, 2020 near Etowah, NC

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Dec 23, 2020
Jeff Sayers
7.9mi — 1h 23m
Nov 28, 2020
Jason Martin
First time in DuPont with 7 year old sons and rode all but the rock garden at Jim Branch on 24" wheels. They loved the downhills, worked the climbs. 8.8mi — 1h 25m
Nov 24, 2020
Ken Ahrens
10mi — 2h 00m
Sep 30, 2020
daron topel
Jul 22, 2020
Henry Coatney
Jul 19, 2020
Justin Padgett
5mi
Jul 9, 2020
Brock Ladd
13.9mi — 1h 30m
Jul 5, 2020
Maureen Kelly