Burnt Mountain Trail Renovation in Dupont State Forest

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The Burnt Mountain trail was renovated in the last 6 months by Trail Dynamics, a local trailbuilding and repair company. The steep drop on the end of the loop was rock-armored, and muddy sections were graveled and drained.

In addition to the contract work by Trail Dyanmics, over 160 volunteer hours were contributed to the project. Thanks to everyone who helped make one of the best trails in Dupont State Forest sustainable and capable of remaining open for future hiking and mountain biking use!

To check it out, try the Eastern Slickrock Best Ride.

3 Responses

  1. Carol VanCleve

    My husband is now wheel chair obnly mobility. He has a great front wheel drive like power chair and it clims a number of areas but I would like to know if you have some trails that you would recommend we take for short (1-2 hour) trips where he too can enjoy the outdoors. Appreciate any help or direction, Carol

  2. greg langdon

    hi Carol– I’m not sure where you are but Moses Cone area of the Blue Ridge Parkway near Blowing Rock has a network of carriage trails that might be ideal for you and your husband. i think you can reach it on US 321 or the blue ridge parkway. it is fine gravel if I’m not mistaken but packed well ( i believe). They used to have a visitors center so you can probably give them a call….good luck.

  3. Some of the trails in Bent Creek near Asheville would be accessible. The Roan Mountain Gardens trail is accessible too, if you want a mountaintop loop. I also know of one trail at South Mountains State Park that would be good. I’m planning on putting together a section about accessible trails soon – hopefully sooner than later!

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