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DuPont Ridgeline

Intermediate
 4.7 (205) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A great ride through Dupont that samples a couple great downhills.


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Map Key

6.3

Miles

10.1

KM

65%

Singletrack

2,716' 828 m

High

2,316' 706 m

Low

697' 213 m

Up

694' 212 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Overview

Ridgline is one of the fastest, flowiest downhill rides in the area. This is a nice, quick 6-mile loop that finishes with a great downhill.

Description

Start at the Lake Imaging parking area and wind around to climb the Jim Branch Trail. This beautiful forested climb comes up to a saddle where you'll take a quick ride over the Isaac Heath trail and will dump you out on Buck Forest Road where you'll take a left.

The next right is Thomas Cemetery Road, where you'll follow this gravel road all the way until it changes over to White Pine Trail. At the top of White Pine, take a left on Hooker Creek Trail and get ready for a super-fast downhill that will leave you smiling. Then another quick climb where you'll catch Ridgeline to take a left and hang on.

The fast and flowy descent will take you through some berms, a log ride, and many fun dips and corners. Watch out for horse poop on the trail though!

Contacts

Shared By:

Logan Watts with improvements by Bryan Glover and 1 other

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  4.7 from 205 votes

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Photos

Ridgeline - DuPont State Forest - Cedar Mountain, NC
Aug 24, 2017 near Etowah, NC
Dustin coming down Ridgeline...
Jun 13, 2013 near Etowah, NC
Bottom of Jim Branch. Freezing!
May 14, 2014 near Etowah, NC
Worked for the downhill but it was totally worth it.
Aug 5, 2020 near Etowah, NC
Dupont - Ridgeline Trail - Brevard North Carolina MTB
Mar 8, 2021 near Etowah, NC
Climbing up Jim Branch is not as attenuating as my brother is making it seem! Ridgeline and Issac Heath are worth the climb!!
Dec 13, 2018 near Etowah, NC

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Sep 25, 2022
Jeff Richardson
6.6mi — 0h 56m
Sep 1, 2022
Connor Gallogly
Aug 19, 2022
Carter Leigh
Jul 22, 2022
Courtney Willemin
Solo trip; took Locust and Lake Imaging rd detour due to closed section of Isaac Heath trail, added .5mi; really fun flow trail
Jun 11, 2022
Michael Santana
Jun 9, 2022
Dennis Short
6.3mi
May 30, 2022
Jeff Cody
May 18, 2022
Josh Macfarland
6.3mi — 2h 00m