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There are so many great routes you folks have put together at Dupont State Rec. Area so I figured I'd start a thread where we could suggest a route ranging from 10-30 miles in length and others could try them out and comment. I was going to post multiple routes in the trail review section but you're only allowed to post "1 review for each product".
 

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Here's a route that is a ton of fun and includes a new trail and great downhill trails. Approximately 20 miles. Park at Lake Imaging. Start on Lake Imaging Rd. Take a left on Jim Branch (climb). Right on Isaac Heath Trail. Stay Straight on Locus Trail. Left on Lake Imaging Rd. Stay to the right on Buck Forest Rd. Left on Conservation Rd. Left on Joanna Rd. Right on Lake Denise Trail. Just before the 2nd pond (Lake Alford) take a right on Three Lakes Trail (new and unmarked as of 10-1-11). Left back on Conservation Rd. Left on Lake Julia Rd.

Right on Reasonover Creek Trail (at cabin), Left on Turkey Knob Rd (in the middle of a fast downhill so it's easy to miss). At end of Turkey Knob Rd., take a left on Pinnacle Mtn Rd. Left on Joanna Rd. (look for the yellow metal post w/ Joanna Rd. on it) for a killer downhill. Rt on Grassy Creek Trail (another killer downhill) left on Sandy Trail. Left on Tarkiln Branch Rd. Rt. on Thomas Cemetery Rd. Cross Buck Forest Rd.and stay straight on White Pine Trail. Left (kinda straight) on Hooker Creek Trail. Left on the famous Ridgeline Trail (awesome smooth singletrack downhill). Right on Lake Imaging. End back at parking area.
 

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Two modifications to the above route; at the intersection of Locust Trail and Lake Imaging road go straight, slightly to the right and cross Lake Imaging road and follow the newly cut Hill Top Trail. This will give youa singletrack route that will take you down to the intersection of Lake Imaging Road & Buck Forest Road. Next, on Buck Forest Road, trun right onto Pitch Pine Trail and follow it to Johanna Road & cross Johanna Road to 3 Lakes Trail. Again, this will give you more singletrack.
 

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Route #1 Updated

Here's a route that is a ton of fun and includes a couple new trails and great downhill trails. Approximately 20 miles. Park at Lake Imaging. Start on Lake Imaging Rd. Take a left on Jim Branch (climb). Right on Isaac Heath. Stay Straight on Locus Trail. At the intersection of Locust Trail and Lake Imaging road go right for about 50 feet then go straight onto Hilltop Loop. This trail turns into the newly cut Hill Top Trail. Take a left on Grassy Creek Falls Trail. At the intersection of Lake Imaging Road near Buck Forest Road, take a rt on Lake Imaging/Buck Forest Road where it becomes just Buck Forest Rd. Turn left onto Pitch Pine Trail and follow it to Joanna Road. Cross Joanna Road (slight right and then left) onto Lake Denise/3 Lakes Trail. Just before 2nd pond (lake alford) take a rt. on Three Lakes Trail (new and unmarked as of 10-1-11). Left on Conservation Rd. Left on Lake Julia Rd.

Right on Reasonover Creek Trail (at cabin), Left on Turkey Knob Rd (it's at the start of a fast downhill after the long climb, easy to miss). At end of rd. Left on Pinnacle Mtn Rd. Left on Joanna Rd. (look for the yellow metal post w/ Joanna Rd. on it)killer downhill. Rt on Grassy Creek Trail (another killer downhill) left on Sandy Trail. Left on Tarkiln Branch Rd. Rt. on Thomas Cemetery Rd. Cross Buck Forest Rd.and stay straight on White Pine Trail. Left (kinda straight) on Hooker Creek Trail. Left on the famous Ridgeline Trail (awesome smooth singletrack downhill). Right on Lake Imaging. End back at parking area.
 

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This was are Friday ride

Park at guion(?) parking area
Down ridge line. (blast)
Left at the bottom
First right (green creek loop?)
Back out onto the main rd
Right before the coverd bridge to the airstrip
Down airstrip trail ( maybe called runway )
then left at the bottom continuing to the river crossing
Cross the river. Walk it is slick
Next left to the top of burnt mtn.
At the bottom take a left
Climb up the back side of cedar rock
Take the first left and come back down towards corn mill parking
Larual trail to pine mtn trail then right on the paved rd to the lake imaging parking lot
Back up ridgeline to the parking lot.

About a 4 hour ride if you take your time. Maybe 25 miles?
 

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Here are the two "main' routes that I ride when in Dupont. Each fall within the 20-25 mile range.

Park at Guion Farm Lot

Across St to Farmhouse Trail
R onto Shoal Creek Trail
L onto Gravel Rd
L onto Rocky Ridge Trail
L onto Paved Rd.
R onto Rifle Trail
R onto Guion Trail
L onto Boundary Trail
R onto Hickory Mt Rd.
Hickory Mtn. Loop (CW or CCW)
R onto Ridgeline Trail
L onto Hooker Creek Trail
L onto White Pine Trail
L back onto Hickory Mtn. Rd.
L back onto Ridgeline Trail
L onto Lake Imaging Rd.
L onto Jim Branch Trail
R onto Issac Heath Trail
R onto Locust Trail
L onto Lake Imaging Rd.
R/Straight onto Buck Forest Rd.
L onto Chestnut Oak Rd.
L onto Oak Tree Trail (which is not flat like the map legend says)
L onto Joanna Rd.
R onto Table Rock (Out and Back)
R back onto Joanna Rd.
R onto Twin Oaks Trail
R onto Briery Fork Trail
R back onto Joanna Rd.
L onto Grassy Meadow Trail
R onto Joanna Rd.
R/Straight onto Grassy Creek Trail (lots of fun)
R onto Sandy Trail
L onto Wintergreen Falls Trail (after stopping at the falls to cool off)
R onto Tarklin Branch Rd Back to Car.

Park at Fawn Lake Parking Lot
L onto Fawn Lake Rd.
L onto Mine Mtn Trail
L onto Laurel Ridge Trail
L onto Corn Mill Shoals Trail
L onto Burnt Mtn Trail
L onto Corn Mill Shoals Trail
Big Rock/Cedar Rock/Little River Loop (CW or CCW)
L back onto Corn Mill Shoals Trail (Throw in a R on Shoals Trail/ L onto Laurel Ridge Trail/ R onto Corn Mill Shoals as an option)
L onto Bridal Overlook Trail (optional out and back)
R onto Shelter Rock Trail
R onto Airstrip Trail
L onto Camp Summit Rd.
R onto Lake Julia Rd.
R onto Reasonover Creek Trail.
L onto Turkey Knob Rd.
L onto Poplar Hill Loop (CW or CCW)
R back onto Turkey Knob Rd.
L back onto Reasonover Creek Trail.
Reasonover Creek Trail Back to Parking Lot.

**Can be ridden either direction with equal fun**
 

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sure logover....add the updated route 1. It is a very fun route
 

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Route #2 from me

The second route I'll recommend is in the more popular Corn Mill Shoals area. Park at Corn Mill Shoals Access Area. Start on Corn Mill Shoals Trail,take the first trail on the left, Longside Trail. Left on Pine Tree Trail. At road, stay right on graded connector trail at side of road. Cross over Staton Rd continue on the connector trail that runs along side of Staton Rd. At the next trail intersection, take a left (new trail extension of pine tree). Next intersection, right on Cascade trail (killer downhill here). Next T intersection, left (sheep mtn) quick right on Pine Tree Trail. Cross Staton Rd. straight on Pine Tree Trail. next intersection, turn right on Pine Tree. at Cascade Lake Rd take a left on pavement for a couple hundred feet. Right on Rock Quarry rd. Left on Buck Ridge, Left on Micajah Trail (new reroute, awesome). Right on Wilkie Tr. At road, left. Rt. back on Corn Mill Shoals, Stay on Corn Mills Shoals and take 2nd Burnt Mtn trail on rt. (do it clockwise) back to Corn Mill Shoals take rt. left on Little River Tr. take 2nd cedar rock left. at power lines, go left (up) follow cairns. At top, take a rt on Big Rock. after a short climb, at the start of the downhill look for the awesome overlook on rt. At bottom, take a rt.back to parking. 12-13 miles total with some good climbing.
 

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Trying to figure out which trails are just casual rides, whicih ones are more downhill with speed and some good technical riding with maybe some air. Are there different trails that offer different styles? if so which ones are they?
 

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Trying to figure out which trails are just casual rides, whicih ones are more downhill with speed and some good technical riding with maybe some air. Are there different trails that offer different styles? if so which ones are they?
 

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both of those routes I posted above have technical sections, mostly technical downhills. As far as air, I'm thinking Burnt Mtn clockwise might be your best bet. there are some humps near the start before the climb, a couple of tabletop jump like humps. Also there's a very technical rocky stairstep kinda section towards the end of the downhill of burnt mtn. As far as speed, in route 1 hooker creek trail is very fast with a couple of possible jumps but speed and the fact that it's got some loose rocks to me it would be dangerous. Ridgeline trail is a very fast, curvy but relatively smooth and long downhill. There's a ridiculous jump on cascade trail. It's also a very fast downhill going the way I posted in route 2. Other great downhills include: cedar rock (slick rock downhill) I would climb big rock trail and take a right at the intersection of big rock/cedar rock, Rocky Ridge Trail (climb sky valley rd and take a left on Rocky Ridge).
 
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