Mountain Biking in the DuPont State Forest Area in Brevard NC
One of the Tar Heel State's newest public forests, DuPont State Forest, lies on either side of the Little River, near Brevard, with its plunging waterfalls and flat valleys already making it the most-visited forest in the state as well. Nearly all the trails in the forest are open to mountain biking as well. Here are just a few suggestions in an area with countless loops on almost 100 different mountain biking trails:
1. Buck Forest Road to High Falls (1 - 2 miles)
Take this easy, gravel road to the picnic shelter and overlook for 150' High Falls. Being able to ride to this falls ranks second-to-none in terms of riding opportunities in the state. Ride across the river at the top of the falls on the covered bridge to access several more easy trails, including one to a scenic, secluded mountain lake!
2. Galax Trail to Triple Falls (0.5 - 3 miles)
This fun, yet somewhat steep, trail leads to the picnic shelter and overlook for Triple Falls. What a spectacular sight! Continue up the High Falls trail to reach the overlook for High Falls (listed above) and get both in on one trip. Visit during autumn color on a clear day for the best views.
3. Big Rock and Cedar Rock Trails (3 - 7 miles)
Unique to the DuPont State Forest area, these trails travel over slickrock: large expanses of solid rock surfaces that your tires stick to like sandpaper! This makes it easy to ride up the steep slopes and across the many off-camber sections. Many people compare riding here to riding Moab, Utah's famous Slickrock trail.
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