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Most Excellent - Dupont West Side

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20.6 Miles 33.1 Kilometers


90%

Singletrack

1,937' 590 m

Ascent

-1,907' -581 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

13%

Max Grade (8°)

3,053' 930 m

High

2,575' 785 m

Low

Shared By Adam Knochowski

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A most excellent sampling of the western side of Dupont.

Adam Knochowski

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Overview

Big climbs, big downhills, and gorgeous scenery! This is an advanced-intermediate tour of the western side of Dupont State Forest. It covers about 20 miles with 2100+ feet of elevation change.

Description

This route covers most of the west side of Dupont (park at Corn Mill Shoals parking lot). If short on time, you can skip the second loop to Reasonover Creek and just do the three western-most loops. The entire route consists of four main loops.

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.

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Jul 27, 2018
Mitch Tucker
Jul 18, 2018
Adam Snow
19mi
Jul 6, 2018
Austin Martin
By myself 24mi
Jul 2, 2018
Adam Sauro
Ride cut short due to high water on Little River, otherwise it is an awesome trail 13.4mi — 1h 43m

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