ElevationAscent: 312' 95 m
Descent: -301' -92 m
High: 2,957' 901 m
Low: 2,687' 819 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)
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“Excellent singletrack with only one short rugged section.”— Marty Spencer
There are two schools of thought on the preferred route for this trail. One option is to take the leg farthest from Cascade Lake Road first since this is a more gradual climb (actually pretty flat and descending for a good part of the way). You'll wind around the mountain eventually getting to the top of the last of several climbs and start back down.
Fairly soon you'll come to a steep section with loose rocks and roots heading back down to Corn Mill Shoals Trail. The trail then gets easier for a little ways. Then things really get interesting! There is a section of armored trail around a hundred yards long.
The other option is to start with the tough climb and enjoy the long descent taking the loop counter-clockwise.
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Land Manager: North Carolina Forest Service - Dupont State Forest
May 31, 2019: BURN BAN LEVIED IN 18 COUNTIES