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Big Rock

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Length

0.8 Miles 1.3 Kilometers


Singletrack

Elevation

322' 98 m

Ascent

-8' -3 m

Descent

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

3,067' 935 m

High

2,745' 837 m

Low

Conditions


Bad / Closed 14 days ago
Trails closed untill June 4th due to weather. Gravel double track still open. History

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Challenging singletrack with slickrock, sick descents and a killer view from the top.

Marty Spencer

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Big Rock trail is a 'must do' trail for the serious mountain biker. Going up is an aerobic challenge and coming down gets pretty technical in places so this is not a beginner friendly trail.

KEEP OFF THE MOSS ON THE SLICKROCK!!! It is easily damaged and takes years to recover.

The trail is a mostly steep singletrack over a variety of surfaces ranging from hard pack dirt to loose stones to slick rock. Though only .84 miles in length, this trail will make you work to get to the top. Once there you have only three options for the decent. Big Rock Trail will get you closer to the Corn Mill Shoals Access Area parking lot. Or take either leg of Cedar Rock Trail: the right leg is more technical but shorter than the left leg.

Once at the top you'll find great views of the surrounding area. The top of Cedar Rock has 'balds' - large expanses of slick rock. Please stay off the plants since most of them are easily damaged and very slow to recover.

The rocky surface of the balds makes placing trail markers difficult so you'll see several cairns or rock piles marking the trail here. Try not to knock them over and feel free to rebuild them if you come upon one that someone else disturbed.

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

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Apr 30, 2018
Mark Rexrode
12mi — 2h 00m
Mar 30, 2018
Brian Blanchard
Oct 10, 2017
Richard Peters
Sep 24, 2017
Connor Woodruff
0.8mi
Aug 4, 2017
Aj Cribb
Jul 29, 2017
Joseph Dresselhaus
Love the slickrock bits. It's a challenge without being unmanageable for intermediate riders willing to walk a few short sections.
Jul 1, 2017
Amy White
Dec 26, 2016
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  4.6 from 24 votes

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This is a must-do trail if you're riding in DuPont. Like the description says, you have to pay the price to get to the top but the descent (though less than a mile) is worth it if you want to experience a nice mix of slick rock & tech. I slo strongly recommend riding Burnt Mtn trail (clockwise) if you're riding from the Corn Mill Shoals trailhead. Apr 12, 2018

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