Be sure to check out the Big Rock, Burnt Mountain, and Cedar Rock trails in â¦ 4 MB. Turn right and go 1.8 miles to parking area on left. You'll find rocky, technical downhills both ways. For more nearby hikes, see our DuPont Waterfalls Guide. Then back onto Burnt Mountain for more moderate XC riding. This is one of the trails that Dupont is famous for! DuPont State Forest - Cedar Rock Trail ~ video (updated: Apr 2, 2012) This is the entire length of the Cedar Rock trail at DuPont, starting from the top at the intersection of Big Rock and Cedar Rock. Left to the north leads down the mountain to the powerlines with a loop to the right and Little River Trail. (flashing traffic light). DuPont State Forest: Cedar Rock Mountain. The trail starts by climbing to the top of Cedar Mountain, then crossing over the top of it, following cairns which mark the trail. Right turn on Cedar Rock Trail will take you down a steep slick rock descent with a loop to the right on Little River Trail. Continue forward and upward, looking for cairns (small pile of rocks) wherever the trail leads onto the granite. Driving Directions to Cone Mills Shoals Access Area in DuPont State Forest (See area on Google Maps)From Asheville via Brevard: Take I-26 east to Exit 40, and take NC-280 toward Pisgah Forest. The area around Triple Falls and High Falls in, Find Updates and Reopenings in Asheville & Western North Carolina. The trail is mostly slick rock and can be dangerous to use when wet. From the parking area (Corn Mills Shoals), cross the road and proceed around the gate on the Corn's Mill Shoals Trail. Then near the end of the trail, suddenly you find yourself on a world cup downhill course. From Hendersonville: Take Business US-25 (Church St.) south to Kanuga and turn right. Corn Mill Shoals Trail, Little River Trail, Cedar Rock Trail, Big Rock Trail, DuPont State Forest, NC. This is the sign at the top, shown with some big-weird-helmet-wearing-goof leaning on it and probably making it point the wrong way. Return or see Cedar Rock Mountain/Corn Mill Shoals Loop description. The Big Rock trail rewards visitors with a westward view across a â¦ Description. Continue up the steady grade about 1/2 mile until the trail leads across a series of granite slab with great mountain views. Park at the Corn Mill Shoals Access area on Casade Lake Road (directions at bottom of page). Dupont Big Rock Cedar Rock Trail. for 5.3 miles (road turns into Staton Road). Length: approximately 1.5 miles; exactly 7981â; note this varies slightly from the length of 1.43 miles given by the Friends of DuPont Forest Trail Map (rev. That is â¦ Roadside Merry Falls is also nearby along an unpaved scenic drive. The trail begins with a rocky singletrack climb up from the Little River trail, and gradually the amount of rock in the trail increases until suddenly you are â¦ Cedar Rock Trail connects with Big Rock Trail and Little River Trail. This loop follows the Big Rock Trail to the mountainâs cratered summit, catching elevated views and exploring the mountainâs unique, ruggedly beautiful terrain. 2008); also note that 3907â of Corn Mill Shoals Road Trail and 6024â of the Little River Trail must be hiked to access the trail; therefore, the total one way distance is 17,912â or 3.4 miles; the hike back involves an additional backtracking of 2807â for the Little River Trail â¦ Continue forward and upward, looking for cairns (small rock piles) wherever the trail leads onto the granite. The area is a local favorite with both hikers and mountain bikers. Keep going past Longside Trail, and then take a left on Big Rock Trail. Cedar Rock Trail is a 1.5 mile trail through Dupont State Recreational Forest.