DuPont Loop - Cycling

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Summary

A nice road ride on rolling terrain with a few good climbs in there.

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Park Baker

Distance

38.0 miles

Destination Distance From Downtown

0.1 miles

Difficulty

3 of 5 diamonds

Time To Complete

2 hours

2-4 hours

Seasonality

All Seasons

Dog Friendly

No

Fees Permits

No

Review

Intro

The DuPont loop from town is an intermediate ride, with mostly rolling terrain, but there are a couple of climbs in there too. About 38 miles long, this loop should take your average rider a few hours to complete. The ride begins in the river valley, and heads out into Henderson County through farm land, and you will then climb up through the middle of DuPont State Forest, and come out on the other side. There is a fun descent on US 276 back into town, and the entire ride is well maintained pavement. 

What Makes It Great

From town, head North on US 64/US 276, and bear right on Old Hendersonville Hwy, and ride this road over the railroad tracks and make your next right on Everett Rd. Everett is a nice rolling cruise through country homes and farm land, and will intersect Crab Creek Rd, and here you will make a right turn. You'll continue through farm land for a few more miles and then make a right onto DuPont Rd, and climb up the plateau that is DuPont State Forest. Stay on this road until you reach the intersection of Cascade Lake, and make a left. 

Ride a few more miles and then make your only right turn at the intersection onto US 276/Greenville Hwy. This road will take you all the way back into Brevard. Keep a look out on your left for Connestee Falls. There is an easily accessible bridge to the falls overlook, and you do not have to dismount your bike to see the falls. 

Who is Going to Love It

The DuPont loop from town is an intermediate ride, with mostly rolling terrain, but there are a couple of climbs in there too. 

Directions, Parking, & Regulations

To get started from town, head North on US 64/US 276, and bear right on Old Hendersonville Hwy, then follow the directions described in this post.

Location

DuPont Loop

Brevard
Brevard, NC, 28712
35.233447, -82.734292

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