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The ride directions and map for the Dupont Epic are now posted at:

www.wncmountaingoatepics.com/dupontepic.htm

This is a magical adventure that takes you past 120 foot waterfalls, atop granite domes, and deep into a forest almost lost to legend. If not for the efforts of Friends of Dupont Forest this area would have been lost to outdoor lovers for the sake of a gated community. With trails ranging from wide rolling paths, tough rocky climbs, a few technical singletrack descents, and a ride upon 4 miles of the only slick rock of the east coast allows epic riders to seek out the wonders of the forest.

Let me know if you have any questions.

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mountaingoatepics said:
The ride directions and map for the Dupont Epic are now posted at:

www.wncmountaingoatepics.com/dupontepic.htm

This is a magical adventure that takes you past 120 foot waterfalls, atop granite domes, and deep into a forest almost lost to legend. If not for the efforts of Friends of Dupont Forest this area would have been lost to outdoor lovers for the sake of a gated community. With trails ranging from wide rolling paths, tough rocky climbs, a few technical singletrack descents, and a ride upon 4 miles of the only slick rock of the east coast allows epic riders to seek out the wonders of the forest.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Jeremy
Thanks, Just found the NC thread so no questions here!

I'm considering taking some newbies with me but don't want to make it too much of an Epic for 'em. I figure this might be a good one for them as the waterfalls will be a payoff for thier hardwork.
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If they are true "newbies" I don't think this ride would be for them, although any part of Dupont would be good for beginners. This ride is about 35-38 miles long and is anerobic in places. You don't have the 2 hrs of climbing Pisgah but you have alot of constant pedaling.

The eastern slickrock ride:

www.mtbikewnc.com/bestrides/brslickrock.html

might be better for "newbies". If they wanted more after Finishing Burnt Mountain take a right on Corn Mill Shoals, Left on Bridal Veil Trail staying straight through the Powerline cut and take a right at the "T". follow to the top of Bridal Veil Falls. Leave your bikes and walk to the left of the falls to a small trail that will take you to the cave behind the falls. Be very carefull as the rock is very slippery. I usually take my shoes off as bike shoes don't handle the wet rock well. After enjoying the falls, ride back the way you came.
 

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Great site and thanks for taking the time to write that up.
Only one question from me...If coming from G'ville and turning right onto Cascade Lake Rd from 276, will this take me to Crab Creek, Dupont, or Staton Roads?

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Lou,

The ride takes you right by the parking lot on Cascade Lake Rd. You could start there by taking a right out of the parking lot on your bike and going up Wilkie Trail or in you car stay on Cascade Lake Rd passing the parking lot and take a right onto Staton Rd. Follow this for about 2 miles and take a left just past the bridge into the Hooker Falls Parking Lot.

FOR EVERYONE'S NOTICE: HOLLY TRAIL IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. RIDE THE PAVED STATON RD FOR 1/2 MILE TO THE LAKE IMAGING PARKING LOT.

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Lou,

The ride takes you right by the parking lot on Cascade Lake Rd. You could start there by taking a right out of the parking lot on your bike and going up Wilkie Trail or in you car stay on Cascade Lake Rd passing the parking lot and take a right onto Staton Rd. Follow this for about 2 miles and take a left just past the bridge into the Hooker Falls Parking Lot.

FOR EVERYONE'S NOTICE: HOLLY TRAIL IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. RIDE THE PAVED STATON RD FOR 1/2 MILE TO THE LAKE IMAGING PARKING LOT.

Jeremy
Thanks for the help, Jeremy.

Lou.
 
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