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Trail

21.5 mile 34.7 kilometer loop
90% Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 2,552' 778 m
Descent: -2,552' -778 m
High: 3,061' 933 m
Low: 2,570' 783 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (3°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)

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Trail shared by Adam Knochowski

A most excellent sampling of the western side of Dupont.

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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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May 20, 2019
Colin Hughes
Beautiful, fun trails. Take the bridal veil connector to see a waterfall. 23mi
May 17, 2019
Dung Le
Mar 23, 2019
Oren Shefler
21.4mi — 2h 57m
Nov 8, 2018
Marty Ringelberg
20.6mi
Nov 2, 2018
Michael White
Rained all day before and the first two hours of our ride. Trails still firm and fun. Little River crossing was awesome! 20.7mi
Oct 5, 2018
Bill M
Oct 5, 2018
Mason M
only did the first three loops 18mi
Jul 27, 2018
Mitch Tucker

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