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Important Biking Rules

  • E-bikes are not allowed - including pedal assist.
  • Alcohol and illegal substances are prohibited.
  • Pets must be on a physical leash and under your control at all times.
  • Areas or trails designated "No Entry," "Do Not Enter," or "Authorized Personnel Only" are prohibited to trail users.
  • Take your trash with you.
  • Camping is not allowed within the forest or in its parking areas.
  • Campfires and cooking fires (charcoal, gas, wood, or other fuel) are not allowed on any part of DSRF.
  • Forest use is at your own risk.
  • Click to read a complete list of forest rules.
Violators are subject to misdemeanor charges and/or forest expulsion by authority of N.C.G.S. 106-877

Biking at DSRF

Biking is welcome on nearly all DuPont State Recreational Forest's (DSRF) trails. However, riders must be careful to control their speed at all times and not endanger or disrupt other visitors' use of the forest.​ DSRF is not a bike park, the trai​ls are for multiple uses. You may encounter equestrians, hikers and other bike riders. Electric bicycles (including pedal-assist) are not allowed on DSRF roads or trails.

Corn Mill Shoals, Fawn Lake, Lake Imaging, and Guion Farm are better parking areas for mountain biking. High Falls and Hooker Falls parking areas can be extremely congested and have limited access to trails that allow bikes.

Multiuse Trail System

Make yourself known on the trails, say "hello" to equestrians to identify yourself as a human and not a predator for the oncoming horse. Blind turns are common. Slow down and be prepared to stop suddenly.

Endangering or disrupting others is considered Disorderly Conduct, a Class III Misdemeanor which may result in a fine and court costs. See more about responsible riding here: International Mountain Biking Association's (IMBA) Rules of the Trail.

For more information about biking in DuPont State Recreational Forest and answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), click here.