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Big Rock

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 4.7 (44)

Challenging singletrack with slickrock, sick descents and a killer view from the top.


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Map Key

0.8

Miles

1.3

KM

Singletrack

3,067' 935 m

High

2,745' 837 m

Low

322' 98 m

Up

8' 3 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

Big Rock trail is a 'must do' trail for the serious mountain biker. Going up is an aerobic challenge and coming down gets pretty technical in places so this is not a beginner friendly trail.

KEEP OFF THE MOSS ON THE SLICKROCK!!! It is easily damaged and takes years to recover.

The trail is a mostly steep singletrack over a variety of surfaces ranging from hard pack dirt to loose stones to slick rock. Though only .84 miles in length, this trail will make you work to get to the top. Once there you have only three options for the decent. Big Rock Trail will get you closer to the Corn Mill Shoals Access Area parking lot. Or take either leg of Cedar Rock Trail: the right leg is more technical but shorter than the left leg.

Once at the top you'll find great views of the surrounding area. The top of Cedar Rock has 'balds' - large expanses of slick rock. Please stay off the plants since most of them are easily damaged and very slow to recover.

The rocky surface of the balds makes placing trail markers difficult so you'll see several cairns or rock piles marking the trail here. Try not to knock them over and feel free to rebuild them if you come upon one that someone else disturbed.

For more information on this and all the other trails in Dupont Forest, please visit dupontforesttrails.com

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Marty Spencer

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  4.7 from 44 votes

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Photos

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

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Apr 24, 2022
Thomas Clark
Dec 9, 2021
Rick Garcia
Aug 21, 2021
Bennett Bennett
Birthday ride w Mrb Corey josh gab Adam crushed cedar rock to top and down big rock to parking lot Gabriel survived
Aug 14, 2021
Cory Liverman
Crazy rutted areas but a blast. 5mi — 1h 00m
May 15, 2021
Zach Kelley
Apr 27, 2021
Brandon Grover
Very technical. Ride up Big Rock tough. Going down Cedar Rock was awesome. Took arm shorter, more technical. Then Burnt Mountain, clockwise. With Jon.
Sep 6, 2020
Casey McGowan
Jun 15, 2020
Gabriel Craft