Most Excellent - Dupont West Side
ElevationAscent: 2,552' 778 m
Descent: -2,552' -778 m
High: 3,061' 933 m
Low: 2,570' 783 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (3°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)
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“A most excellent sampling of the western side of Dupont.”— Adam Knochowski
Loop 1 is a clockwise loop of Burnt Mountain. This is a great warmup loop with a steep but relatively short climb followed by some fun downhill. Good mix of flowy and technical terrain.
Loop 2 takes you east and covers Laurel Ridge, Mine Mountain, Reasonover Creek, Airstrip Trail, and then brings you back to Corn Mill Shoals Trail. This loop has a great mix of terrain and will bring you by Summit Lake and include a great downhill at Airstrip Trail. If short on time you can skip this loop and go straight to loop 3.
Loop 3 is the most challenging and has the most climbing. It will take you up Cedar Rock to Big Rock and back down. You'll be climbing mostly rock on the way up with some water flowing in some spots. At the top you'll see nice views from Big Rock and then have a really fun and rocky downhill back towards the parking area. At this point you can decide whether you have enough left for Loop 4 or if you should just head back to your car.
Loop 4 is a great cool down loop. Rather than head back to the parking lot, you hang a right on Longside which will take you through some fun terrain and connect you to Pine Tree and Cascade. This loop is a great change of pace (and scenery) from Big Rock and a nice way to end your ride.
Local Club: Pisgah Area SORBA
Jun 3, 2019: Oskar Blues Trails and Dale’s Day Recap
May 23, 2019: PAS at the Roam Bike Festival, REEB Ranch
May 23, 2019: The Spring SORBA Conference in Johnson City, TN
Land Manager: North Carolina Forest Service - Dupont State Forest
May 31, 2019: BURN BAN LEVIED IN 18 COUNTIES