The Best of Dupont: Burnt Mtn. / Cedar Rock Big Rock Figure-Eight

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Trail

5.9 Miles 9.4 Kilometers


75%

Singletrack

794' 242 m

Ascent

-796' -243 m

Descent

3,064' 934 m

High

2,644' 806 m

Low

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Unknown

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This short but exhilarating figure-eight has everything Dupont has to offer.

Logan Watts

Overview

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.

Description

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 trail sign.

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!

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Nov 12, 2016
James Lichty
Nov 5, 2016
Nikki Wilbanks
Oct 27, 2016
Derek Gillamonster
Awesome ride! Favorite so far in NC. East Coast Slick Rock and technical rooty downhill. 6mi — 3h 00m
Oct 27, 2016
Mike G.
5.9mi
Sep 5, 2016
Loo Loo Lee Curtis
with KEEX
Sep 3, 2016
Adam Reese
5.9mi — 2h 30m
Jul 3, 2016
Matt George
Jun 17, 2016
Nick Daniel

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I rode this trail for the first time yesterday, there are a couple of very technical descents that are rideable but they are relatively short and you could walk around them if they were too much. The steepest sections are also short. Oct 21, 2015


Not technical, 99% rideable. This guy chained a bunch of trails together, but getting lost out there is really fun too. The must-hit is Ridgeline (currently) it will fade in a couple years. Nov 23, 2015


There are some technical sections which are definitely rideable if youve ridden them before. However, riding this for the first time, there were a couple of spots I ended up walking after becoming acquainted with the ground. Jun 18, 2016


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