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

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 4.7 (98) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

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


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6.3

Miles

10.1

KM

75%

Singletrack

3,057' 932 m

High

2,643' 806 m

Low

773' 236 m

Up

772' 235 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Leashed

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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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Shared By:

Logan Watts

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  4.7 from 98 votes

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Photos

Big Rock - DuPont State Forest - Cedar Mountain, NC - 6/24/2018
Jul 1, 2018 near Brevard, NC
Big Rock overlook
Nov 4, 2015 near Brevard, NC
View from atop Big Rock trail.
Jul 6, 2014 near Brevard, NC
Top of Cedar Rock.
Apr 20, 2016 near Brevard, NC
Top of Cedar Rock / Big Rock looking down Cedar Rock.
Nov 9, 2015 near Brevard, NC
At the top of Big rock trail, Dupont.
Oct 24, 2017 near Brevard, NC

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May 6, 2021
Jennifer Sutherland
Burnt mountain not worth it 6.3mi — 1h 53m
Apr 9, 2021
Nick Gonz
Oct 18, 2020
Clifford Field
Oct 1, 2020
Chas Semon
Sep 20, 2020
Jim Villareal
Sep 18, 2020
Tyler Kinson
Super fun trail with some awesome views and crazy descents. The climbs up these descents are no joke though! But definitely worth the ride!
Aug 4, 2020
Mike Davis
5mi — 2h 00m
Aug 1, 2020
Lucas Stone
Amazing!