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Burnt Mountain

 4.5 (18)

2.2 Miles 3.6 Kilometers


Singletrack

338' 103 m

Ascent

-332' -101 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

2,960' 902 m

High

2,686' 819 m

Low

Shared By Marty Spencer

Conditions


All Clear 40 days ago
Mostly Dry, Some Mud - Fun mud vary vary technical History

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Excellent singletrack with only a short very technical section.

Marty Spencer

Dogs Leashed

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DuPont State Recreational Forest is a very popular multi-use, 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

Burnt Mountain trail is a loop off of Corn Mill Shoals trail. With the exception of two short sections, this trail would be rated an easy/moderate trail and is really one of the nicest mountain bike trails in the Forest.

There are two schools of thought on the preferred route for this trail. One option is to take the leg farthest from Cascade Lake Road first since this is a more gradual climb (actually pretty flat and descending for a good part of the way). You'll wind around the mountain eventually getting to the top of the last of several climbs and start back down.

Fairly soon you'll come to a steep section with loose rocks and roots heading back down to Corn Mill Shoals Trail. The trail then gets easier for a little ways. Then things really get interesting! There is a section of armored trail around a hundred yards long that is brutal but mercifully short. Mountain bikers will need very good bike handling skills for the descent. Sensible riders with less than expert skills will elect to walk it.

The other option is to start with the tough climb and enjoy the long descent taking the loop counter-clockwise. A third option is to do it clockwise up to the gnarly bit and reverse course for a second crack at the fun parts. All are good options and Burnt Mountain Trail is a real treat.

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

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Jun 24, 2018
Jeff B.
Apr 8, 2018
Allen Braswell
ride reverse hike a bike get long downhill
Oct 13, 2017
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Oct 10, 2017
Richard Peters
Sep 24, 2017
Connor Woodruff
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Jul 29, 2017
Stephanie Blue Brooks
Jul 29, 2017
Joseph Dresselhaus
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