“This short but exhilarating figure-eight has everything Dupont has to offer.”
— Logan Watts
This may be my favorite ride. It has slickrock, flowy singletrack with rollers and rocky, technical descents.
Need to Know
Park at the Corn Mill Shoals
parking area in Dupont.
Start on Corn Mill Shoals
(a doubletrack trail) and follow the sandy path through ups and downs until you get to the second entrance to the Burnt Mountain
trail. Burnt starts out as a moderate flowy trail with gentle ups and fairly fast downs, accompanied by a couple of nice rollers and a double.
After a nice little meandering climb through the forest, there's a short, rocky and brutally technical descent that has a couple of advanced sections and drops that may be walked by all but skilled riders.
After arriving back at Corn Mill Shoals
, take a right and follow the path to a fork where you'll split left at the Little River
Trail, another doubletrack road. Follow the Little River
Trail and skip the first entrance to Cedar Rock
Trail on the left and across creeks, rocks and up a steep and washed out section that's the second entrance to the Cedar Rock
trail. At the power line clearing, take a left up the 'East Coast Slick Rock' and follow the cairns up the sometimes steep and beautiful climb to the Big Rock
After enjoying the view at the top, follow Big Rock
up a rooty ascent and then begin the downhill on the pitted and precarious slick rock. Watch out for a couple of rock drops that sneak up on you as you make your way to the more advanced and technical rocky downhill that brings you back to Corn Mill Shoals
If you'd like a longer route, this route pairs well with the Best of DuPont
ride, making for a longer, though well-worthwhile adventure!