Bike Magazine Hits DuPont State Forest

North Carolina’s Slickrock Heaven


Someone tweeted us and said, in effect, that we’d have our heads up our collective asses if we were testing trail bikes and didn’t happen to take them up the Big Rock Trail to Cedar Rock Trail loop in DuPont State Forest. Apparently, this time around our ears aren’t nuzzling our sphincters because that’s exactly where we’d planned on riding them.

DuPont State Forest is home to ninety-odd miles trail. Some of it swoopy and fast. Some of it rocky and steep. We took some of the best trail bikes on the market up the latter. It’s a short loop, but it rises right off the bat and includes some seriously argh-f*cking-argh-style technical climbing before summiting on a nice heap of slickrock that makes for a screaming descent full of square edged hits. We did five consecutive laps and called it good, or to be precise, effin’ rad.

Enough nouns and verbs. Check out the photos. Video coming shortly.

Taking in the view on the Big Rock trail.

Looking down part of the Cedar Rock trail descent.

Check out this sweet bug. It's a Praying Mantis.

Bike testing fuel.

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  • Dave

    You guys ride Burnt Mtn or Air Strip? Or Corn Mill Shoals all the way?

  • JEFF

    I’M SURE YOU GUYS ARE PLANNING ON RIDING RIDGELINE. I CANT MAKE MY ANNUAL THANKSGIVING TRIP THIS YEAR, SO PUT ON THE HELMET CAM AND RIP IT FOR ME A FEW TIMES. JUST MAKE SURE YOU DO IT IN UNDER 5 MINUTES

  • Marshall Brown

    Very fun trail system. Being a dad who takes their kids mountain biking; the kids area is also fun. The Burnt Mountain climb is worth the effort, because the backside is fun.

  • Marc

    Get yerselves over to the Triangle (Raleigh/Durham/CH) before you leave NC. You’ve got to get some time on our urban MTB trails. Seriously. Pocket the stories for a later issue. I’m giving it to you right here. lol

  • Caleb Spradlin

    Did you guys ride down Daniel’s Ridge? Really fun downhill!

  • Ruth

    Thankyou thankyou for the pictures and videos – had to share with my non biking family and friends.

    We live 20 minutes from Dupont and have biked there a lot.

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