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Big Rock

 18 votes

0.8 Miles 1.3 Kilometers


Singletrack

322' 98 m

Ascent

-8' -3 m

Descent

3,067' 935 m

High

2,745' 837 m

Low

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

All Clear

82 days agoUpdate

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

Marty Spencer

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Description

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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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
mtb jlb
Oct 23, 2016
Derek Rutkosky
Aug 29, 2016
Scott Magley
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