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Dupont Ridgeline

 81 votes

6.2 Miles 9.9 Kilometers



726' 221 m


-720' -220 m


2,724' 830 m


2,312' 705 m



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Max Grade (7°)

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29 days agoUpdate

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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Dec 3, 2017
Anthony Thogmartin
Dec 2, 2017
Edward Gurley
Such a fun, fast and flowy ride...speed demons paradise! 12.4mi
Dec 2, 2017
Matt Standard
fast! 6.2mi
Nov 10, 2017
Donny Gray
Oct 27, 2017
Bennett Bennett
Lily and I Mynorco range fucked up I don't like this bike it's front pronounced it is not good for climbing Lily loved this trail hated other one
Oct 20, 2017
Kim Theodore
Oct 20, 2017
Jon Myer
Oct 15, 2017
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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Bad / Closed 29 days ago
Muddy - top section is sick, but they are doing some trail work that has made much of the bottom half very soft, even if the rest of DuPont is ripping. Stay clear until next season.
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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
During the recent trail maintenance that the forest service is doing they removed the ridable log, my favorite part of this trail and the only TTF. Dec 4, 2017

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