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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

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 and 1 other

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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
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
Dupont - Ridgeline Trail - Brevard North Carolina MTB
Mar 8, 2021 near Etowah, NC
Rode a little over 7 miles before hitting the final descent, definitely worth it.
Nov 11, 2022 near Etowah, NC
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