NC – Wildcat region/DuPont Forest #1

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Cedar Mountain, NC

4 mile loop

DuPont State Recreational Forest is one of our region’s most treasured destinations. This hike takes you along some of the quieter trails in the popular forest. In four miles of relatively gentle terrain, you will see two beautiful lakes and gorgeous mountain views from the opening cleared for an (rarely used) airstrip. At the lakes, feel free to enjoy the peaceful viewing areas, go fishing, or go for a swim on a warm day. You can complete this hike either on foot or by bike. The trails here are wide and gentle, making them suitable for beginner mountain bikers.

Conserving Carolina is proud to have played a major role in the conservation of DuPont State Recreational Forest. In fact, it’s how we got our start as a land trust! We’ve gone on to help protect thousands of acres of private land adjoining the state forest. And recently we added the 717-acre Continental Divide Tract, linking DuPont to a 100,000+ acre conservation corridor!

For this hike, please see the hike description from our friends at Romantic Asheville. There is a trail map here that you can print or download to your phone before you go.

More info

https://www.romanticasheville.com/dupont-forest-lakes