Easily one of our favorite places to ride...EVER, these routes include some of the best DuPont has to offer. You'll have to work at it with the climbs throughout, however the world class views and leg burning elevation makes it all worth it and then some...in short, you get to put miles on one of the most impressive trail systems in the states.
Read the directions and plan ahead as DuPont is full of options and multiple trailheads. These areas are so expansive even though they are clearly marked you'll be linking lots of trails together, so a solid plan and provisions need to be developed ahead of time.
The Best of Dupont route sums up some of the best NC has to offer and ends with the Ridgeline trail, which is one of the highest rated flow trails anywhere. This nearly 20 mile full tour of the trails truly shows you why DuPont is one of the countries most visited trail networks. From techy climbs to river crossings and flowy descents and waterfalls...you'll see it all.
Ridgeline is a shorter option that gets straight to the point of DuPont! You'll climb your way up Jim Branch and flow your way along Hooker Creek before you plunge back to the trailhead down Ridgeline. It's a great way to introduce yourself to DuPont.
Big Rock loops Burnt Mountain, Big Rock and Cedar Rock into a challenging (and rocky!) figure eight that challenges as much as it rewards. Take your iconic pic with 360* views at the Big Rock/Cedar Rock trail crossing and prepare for a truly unique trip to the bottom.