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Big Rock

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Length

0.8 Miles 1.3 Kilometers

84%

Runnable

Singletrack

Elevation

322' 98 m

Ascent

-8' -3 m

Descent

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

3,067' 935 m

High

2,745' 837 m

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Challenging singletrack with slickrock, fun descents and a killer view from the top.

Marty Spencer

Overview

DuPont State Recreational Forest is a very popular multiuse, bi-directional trail system, so be on the lookout for hikers, horses, and bikers. It is normally open in any weather although it can close in extended periods of freeze / thaw during the winter.
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Big Rock trail is a 'must do' trail.

KEEP OFF THE MOSS ON THE SLICKROCK!!! It is easily damaged and takes years to recover.

The trail is a mostly steep singletrack over a variety of surfaces ranging from hard pack dirt to loose stones to slick rock. Though only .84 miles in length, this trail will make you work to get to the top. Once there you have only three options for the descent. Big Rock Trail will get you closer to the Corn Mill Shoals Access Area parking lot. Or take either leg of Cedar Rock Trail: the right leg is more rugged but shorter than the left leg.

Once at the top you'll find great views of the surrounding area. The top of Cedar Rock has 'balds' - large expanses of slick rock. Please stay off the plants since most of them are easily damaged and very slow to recover.

The rocky surface of the balds makes placing trail markers difficult so you'll see several cairns or rock piles marking the trail here. Try not to knock them over and feel free to rebuild them if you come upon one that someone else disturbed.

For more information on this and all the other trails in Dupont Forest, please visit dupontforesttrails.com

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