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Transylvania County

DuPont Loop: Quarry and Rocky Bald - White Squirrel Hiking Challenge

This hike is a 3.1 mile loop trail with a total elevation gain of 387 feet. It is rated at a moderate difficulty and is known for its wildflowers, wildlife and its views.

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DuPont Loop: Quarry and Rocky Bald - White Squirrel Hiking Challenge
DuPont Loop: Quarry and Rocky Bald - White Squirrel Hiking Challenge

Time & Location

Feb 03, 2024, 9:00 AM

Transylvania County, Corn Mill Shoals Trail, North Carolina 28718, USA

About the Event

While Dupont is better know for its waterfalls, rivers, and lakes, these trails will take you through a quiet corner of the forest with a small rock quarry, a rocky bald with mountain views, and unique trails over exposed stone. This quarry is only used by the park service and is generally a quiet field of boulders and manmade cliffs. This part of the challenge begins at the Corn Mill Shoals parking area and traverses Twixt, Rock Quarry Road, and Wilkie trails. These trails will not only take you by the rock quarry but also to a beautiful rocky bald with a view of the surrounding mountains. 

The Corn Mill Shoals parking lot is located off Cascade Lake Road in the western portion of DuPont State Recreational Forest, in Transylvania County. GPS users may enter N35.172754, W82.638713 in their units.

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