We Care for the Trails

DuPont Forest has one of the best trail systems in the Southeast and is a favorite among hikers, mountain bikers, equestrians, anglers, hunters and summer camps. Since the Forest became public, Friends of DuPont has been there to help build, protect, and maintain the trails in partnership with the N.C. Forest Service 

We have a dedicated group of volunteers who spend on average more than 2000 hours a year working in the Forest, which equates to an annual economic benefit to the Forest Service in excess of $45,000.

We have invested hundreds of thousands of dollars into trails including work on Ridgeline Trail, Rocky Ridge Trail, the Triple Falls staircase, and the Hooker Falls pedestrian bridge. 

Volunteer for the Trail Crew or Trash Bash!

Caring for the trails

Trail Crew

Our volunteer Trail Crew helps keep our trails simply amazing. No experience necessary, but be ready for some hard and rewarding work. The crew meets every second Saturday, Sunday, and Monday of the month.

You do not have to be a member of Friends of DuPont to participate but it would be a whole lot cooler if you were! Join Friends of DuPont.

Watch for upcoming events.

Trash Bash

For 20 years our Trash Bash Crew has led the charge to keep DuPont beautiful. Trash Bash is scheduled 5-6 times a year and announced on our events page.

Invasive Plant Removal

Our Invasive Plant Removal crew meets every other Wednesday during the spring, summer, and fall. With the constant flow of people from all over the country, the Forest’s most popular access areas are prime vectors for invasive species including multiflora rose, bittersweet and shrubby lespedeza.

Trail Projects

Thanks to the support from our members, Friends of DuPont Forest helps to finance contracted trail maintenance projects that increase the sustainability of our world-class trail system.


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