The natural beauty and recreational options in Western North Carolina are two big reasons why many people choose to live in the master planned community of Connestee Falls. There are many recreational activities for residents to enjoy in the community and the surrounding Transylvania County. The area is known for great mountain views, waterfalls, fishing, miles and miles of hiking trails and great mountain biking. Now, a new book listing the world’s best cycling locations has DuPont State Forest, just down the road from the gates of Connestee Falls, as one of the best.
CNN recently reviewed the new book by author and former professional cyclist Ian Dille “The Cyclist’s Bucket List,” in which he outlines the world’s “9 must-ride trips for cyclists.” The book has cycling adventures that span six continents, and DuPont State Forest is one of the recommended top destinations.
The bike trails available at DuPont are unique not just for the beauty on display, but also for the sheer volume and variation of the trails. There are nearly 100 hundred different paths for cyclist to traverse, and all combined, they add up to over 80 miles of gorgeous trails. One leads bikers up hill across a granite rock face, another has them crossing a river, for just two of the many varied adventures that await in this biking paradise.
While engaging in arguably the best mountain biking in America, bikers are presented with a diverse array of landscapes. The park is host to raging rivers, wandering creeks, mountainous terrain, and numerous breathtaking waterfalls. In fact, a mountain bike can be a great way to get to the more isolated less visited waterfalls.
The trails at DuPont offer adventures for cyclist of every skill level, and regardless of the difficulty, the views will always provide awe and wonder. DuPont State Forest is just one more example confirming Connestee Falls is an active community all year long with an endless supply of activities for residents.
Plan a visit to experience the community first hand and bring your mountain bike to enjoy one of the top cycling locations in the world!