Ridgeline Trail

Brevard

The Ridgeline Flow Trail is now one of the most renowned flow trails in the country.

Mountain Biking Moderate

Distance
7.7 km
Ascent
199 m
Descent
199 m
Low Point
703 m
High Point
832 m
Gradient
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Ridgeline Trail Map

Description

Ridgeline is a historic trail in Dupont State Forest, but in recent years it has been completely rerouted and re-built into a beginner-friendly flow trail descent. While the berms are relatively low and none of the jumps are intimidating this flow trail has quickly become not only one of the most popular trails in the greater Brevard, NC area, but one of the most talked about flow trails in the country!

The flow trail descent is perfect beginner-friendly flow style, with superb speed management—not too fast, not too slow. The trail tread is smooth and non-technical, and overall it is a joy to ride! Advanced riders will have a blast on the low tabletops, and the occasional double option appears if your speed is high enough. It's not uncommon for riders to loop this trail two or three times in one ride—it's just that good.

The route shown here loops the Ridgeline flow trail, finishing with the flowy descent, but parts of the climb are more difficult than the rating given here. The only thing this trail really lacks for is an easier climbing route to the top to become a true beginner loop.

Difficulty

Moderate

Mostly stable trail tread with some variability, with unavoidable obstacles 8in/20cm tall or less. Other obstacles such as rock gullies and steep sections may exist. Ideal for lower intermediate riders.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November

Features

  • Flow
  • Tabletops

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