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Airstrip Trail

Intermediate
 4.6 (20)

Great singletrack built in cooperation with IMBA. One of the best in Dupont Forest.


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Map Key

1.2

Miles

1.9

KM

Singletrack

2,786' 849 m

High

2,587' 789 m

Low

1' 0 m

Up

199' 61 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

8%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Leashed

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DuPont State Recreational Forest is a very popular multiuse, bi-directional trail system, so be on the lookout for hikers, horses, and other cyclists. It is normally open in any weather although it can close in extended periods of freeze/thaw during the winter.

Description

Airstrip Trail is one of the best mountain bike trails in Dupont Forest. Built with the help of the International Mountain Biking Association, this trail will put a big smile on any biker's face. The trail is a very well groomed singletrack through mixed hardwood forest with fun switchbacks and excellent sight lines.

With very little in the way of hard technical challenges, this trail is appropriate for advanced beginners and up. Expect some rocks and roots in a few spots, and cautious riders will find one or two sections they may want to dismount and walk. There are no really steep sections and the slope is generally all uphill or all downhill depending on your direction. (It goes downhill from the old airport to Shelter Rock Trail.) The "Difficult" rating is for the narrow track, elevation change and some tight turns.

As mentioned before, this trail is a blast downhill but is also a pretty easy climb back up to the Fawn Lake area. All the alternative routes up are steeper and/or longer.

For full information on this and all the other trails in Dupont, please visit dupontforesttrails.com

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Marty Spencer

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Photos

Descending The Airstrip Trail at DuPont State Forest
Aug 9, 2014 near Brevard, NC
View at end of Airstrip near the entrance to Airstrip descent.
Nov 9, 2015 near Brevard, NC
Scenic viewpoint from the north end of the airstrip.
Mar 5, 2016 near Brevard, NC

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Jul 25, 2020
Ben Whitford
Very unique. Airstrip trail is fun . Weaved our way to bridal veil falls. Good times!
Nov 16, 2019
Carol Moskel
Sep 7, 2019
Hailey Bouchard
Jun 29, 2019
Dani Stearns
Aug 21, 2018
Dennis Jackson
Jul 26, 2018
John Zabelle
May 11, 2018
Cameron Mullins