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There’s close to a 100 miles of trail here in DuPont State Forest (this includes fireroads). While there is definitely technical terrain to be ridden here, DuPont is also remarkably beginner-friendly. Added bonus? Some slickrock sections (which spares you the expense of hauling your carcass to Moab or Gooseberry Mesa) and jaw-dropping views of the mountains in this neck of the woods. We tested our XC and Trail bikes here.
Pisgah National Forest
Where exactly do you start when trying to describe Pisgah National Forest. Well, for starters, it’s big. No, wait, make that huge. We’ve heard countless estimates of just how much singletrack is open to mountain bikes—anywhere from 200 to 1,000 miles of the stuff—but let’s put it this way, we’ve yet to run into any of the lifers around here who’ve ridden it all. When you consider just how burly and tough the riders are out here, that’s saying a hell of a lot.