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Mountain Biking In North Carolina

The following is descriptions and photos of the trails Bruce has ridden in North Carolina. These trails were ridden over several (months, years) between (Year 1 and year 2). Scroll down for a complete list of rides and summaries, and use the links in the in the summaries to go to descriptions and photos for the specific trails and rides.

Bruce has a mountain biking trip through the lower Appalachian Mountains planed for the near future. The trip will include IMBA EPIC trails in Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia and Alabama, starting with the The Big South Fork IMBA EPIC trail system near Oneida, Tennessee. It will also include Tanasi, Bent Cr., and Du Pont in North Carolina, Bull Mt., GA and Oak Mt., Alabama. The "Future" placeholders are there to collect information on the future rides at Tanasi, Bent Cr. and Du Pont.

Du Pont SF - 2015: dates and summary

Du Pont SF - Future: dates and summary

Tanasi: dates and summary

Bent Cr.: dates and summary

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Du Pont SF - 2015

Introduction to the trail and ride including any other riders or group with you.

The statistics for the Du Pont State Forest ride are provided below along with a map showing the track and profile and statistics. The track and profile is for the clockwise direction. Reverse it for a counter-clockwise ride.
 

Date:
Trail:
Length:
Distance:
Climbing:
Descending:
Grade:
Ride Time:
Elevation:
GPX File:
TH Lat:
TH Lng:

May 30, 2015
Du Pont Big Loop
17.4 mi.
17.4 mi.
2,502' cumulative
2,502' cumulative
5% average
4 hrs., 10 min., approx.
3,049' AMSL, max.
NC_Best-of-Dupont_IMBA.gpx
35-12.5504 N
82-36.9184 W

Right click on the GPX link above to download a GPX file for this ride. The GPX file may want to save as an XML file, so if it does, change the extension to gpx before you save it. The file is a high-resolution track with points are every 10' created on the Delorme PN-60W GPS.

You can right-click on the image below and use the "Save Target As" option to down-load a 1MB 11x17" PDF version of the map that can be printed. You can also click on the image to open it in a new window and zoom up to 200% for a detailed view.

 

This is the kind of trail on which you will use all your gears, and spend a lot of time in 1-1. The grades are not impossibly steep, but go on for some distance, making it necessary to slow down to a sustainable climbing pace.

The TREK Fuel EX rented for the day at the Lake Imaging TH. Nice bike, but Bruce didn't really care for the 1x11 drive train and wanted more gears.

The entrance to the trail at the Lake Imaging TH. It was raining at the beginning of the ride, but cleared up in about an hour.

Eastern Slickrock. Most folks think of the western states when you mention slickrock, but DuPont has its fair share.

Below is a photo of Pat along the Hilltop trail.

Bruce at the junction of the Hilltop Trail where it comes back out into Lake Imaging Rd. The trail junctions were marked very well in this system.

Pat at Grassy Creek Falls.

Pat at the covered bridge on Buck Forest Rd. near Conservation Rd.

The top of High Falls seen from the bridge.

Pat descending the High Falls Trail. There is a lot of non-technical ups and downs in this trail system.

Bruce and Pat on the trail at the observation point for High Falls.

Bruce and Pat at the Triple Falls observation point.

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Du Pont SF - Future

Du Pont SF is an IMBA EPIC and the link to the MTB site can be found here.

The statistics for the Du Pont State Forest ride are provided below along with a map showing the track and profile and statistics. The track and profile is for the clockwise direction. Reverse it for a counter-clockwise ride.
 

Date:
Trail:
Length:
Distance:
Climbing:
Descending:
Grade:
Ride Time:
Elevation:
GPX File:
TH Lat:
TH Lng:

Month day, 2014
Name
xx.x mi.
xx.x mi., one way
x,xxx' cumulative
x,xxx' cumulative
x% average
x hrs., yy min., approx.
x,xxx' AMSL, max.
ST_yearmoda_name.gpx
dd-mm.mmmm N
ddd-mm.mmmm W

Right click on the GPX link above to download a GPX file for this ride. The GPX file may want to save as an XML file, so if it does, change the extension to gpx before you save it. The file is a high-resolution track with points are every 10' created on the Delorme PN-60W GPS.

You can right-click on the image below and use the "Save Target As" option to down-load a 1MB 11x17" PDF version of the map that can be printed. You can also click on the image to open it in a new window and zoom up to 200% for a detailed view.

(Insert Track-Profile map with link to tabloid-sized PDF)

This is the kind of trail on which you will use all your gears, and spend a lot of time in 1-1. The grades are not impossibly steep, but go on for some distance, making it necessary to slow down to a sustainable climbing pace.

The photo below shows (description).

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Description of following photo.

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Tanasi - Future

Tanasi is an IMBA EPIC and the link to the MTB site can be found here. The purpose of this part is to collect information on the ride at Tanasi.

The statistics for the Tanasi ride are provided below along with a map showing the track and profile and statistics. The track and profile is for the clockwise direction. Reverse it for a counter-clockwise ride.
 

Date:
Trail:
Length:
Distance:
Climbing:
Descending:
Grade:
Ride Time:
Elevation:
GPX File:
TH Lat:
TH Lng:

Month day, 2014
Name
xx.x mi.
xx.x mi., one way
x,xxx' cumulative
x,xxx' cumulative
x% average
x hrs., yy min., approx.
x,xxx' AMSL, max.
ST_yearmoda_name.gpx
dd-mm.mmmm N
ddd-mm.mmmm W

Right click on the GPX link above to download a GPX file for this ride. The GPX file may want to save as an XML file, so if it does, change the extension to gpx before you save it. The file is a high-resolution track with points are every 10' created on the Delorme PN-60W GPS.

You can right-click on the image below and use the "Save Target As" option to down-load a 1MB 11x17" PDF version of the map that can be printed. You can also click on the image to open it in a new window and zoom up to 200% for a detailed view.

(Insert Track-Profile map with link to tabloid-sized PDF)

This is the kind of trail on which you will use all your gears, and spend a lot of time in 1-1. The grades are not impossibly steep, but go on for some distance, making it necessary to slow down to a sustainable climbing pace.

The photo below shows (description).

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Description of following photo.

(Place-holder for photo)

Wrap up

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Bent Cr. - Future

Bent Cr. is an IMBA EPIC and the link to the MTB site can be found here. The purpose of this part is to collect information on the ride at Bent Cr.

The statistics for the Bent Cr. ride are provided below along with a map showing the track and profile and statistics. The track and profile is for the clockwise direction. Reverse it for a counter-clockwise ride.
 

Date:
Trail:
Length:
Distance:
Climbing:
Descending:
Grade:
Ride Time:
Elevation:
GPX File:
TH Lat:
TH Lng:

Month day, 2014
Name
xx.x mi.
xx.x mi., one way
x,xxx' cumulative
x,xxx' cumulative
x% average
x hrs., yy min., approx.
x,xxx' AMSL, max.
ST_yearmoda_name.gpx
dd-mm.mmmm N
ddd-mm.mmmm W

Right click on the GPX link above to download a GPX file for this ride. The GPX file may want to save as an XML file, so if it does, change the extension to gpx before you save it. The file is a high-resolution track with points are every 10' created on the Delorme PN-60W GPS.

You can right-click on the image below and use the "Save Target As" option to down-load a 1MB 11x17" PDF version of the map that can be printed. You can also click on the image to open it in a new window and zoom up to 200% for a detailed view.

(Insert Track-Profile map with link to tabloid-sized PDF)

This is the kind of trail on which you will use all your gears, and spend a lot of time in 1-1. The grades are not impossibly steep, but go on for some distance, making it necessary to slow down to a sustainable climbing pace.

The photo below shows (description).

(Place-holder for photo)

Description of following photo.

(Place-holder for photo)

Wrap up

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Version 0.1, October 27, 2015