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Big Rock Loop
Avg Rating: (4.43 out of 5) 7 trail reviews
Difficulty: Intermediate bike trail - Intermediate
Length: 4 miles Global Rank: #6836
Tread: Singletrack Configuration: Loop
Ridden: 16 Wishlist: 4
3 trail check-ins Climb // Descend
+300 // -400 feet
Average Speed: 3.2 mph Average Time: 0hr 55min
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Big Rock Loop is 3.7 miles and connects to the Tower Loop at about the half way mark. It really feels like a sister trail to Tower as these two simply have a different feel from the rest of the trails at FATS. Big Rock is a bit more technical and aerobically challenging than the southern trails. It tends to make you work a little more but it still has sections with great flow just like its buddys to the south. Some people like to pack up the car and head back towards the southern parking lot if they want to ride Deep Step, Great Wall, Skinny, and Brown wave but you can ride to them on your bike just as easily.

added by GoldenGoose Singletrack on August 5, 2010

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Part of the Forks Area Trail System (FATS) trail system.

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duddetts11 on December 22, 2012
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Review: These trails drain well, and have good amount of elevation change. Go through three distinct scenic areas, some punctuated with big rocks, others with sweeping, rolling "big-woods" vistas. A great counterpart to it's sibling trails at the main trailhead a few miles away. Big rock and tower are not to be missed when venturing to FATS! Thanks SORBA and IMBA for this epic system!!

Similar Trail: Rock Hawk Effigy, Tsali

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jfigel76 on September 18, 2012
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Review: The best advise I can give is park at the NW end to access this trail. The connector is a road, then a gravel road that cars ride on. After all of that, you arrive at a parking lot to access the trail just feet away. This trail is less traveled than trails to the south east. A bit more technical but not much. No scenery, no dabs and no stream crossings.

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Dameontheman on January 30, 2012
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Review: First time riding the trails on this side of FATS today, I think they are my new favorites!

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seenvic on July 12, 2011
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Review: Big Rock and Tower make a great 1-2 punch for an 8 mile ride. I like this one CCW better. Nice climbs and downhills. One of best 3 loops at FATS.

Similar Trail: Deep Step and Tower at FATS

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brianW on March 29, 2011
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Review: Big Rocke (and Tower) have a very different feel to them than the other loops at FATS. Trail tread is narrower and the is some more climbing/decending. The forest has a more open feel to it due to control burns in the past. The north side of FS road 661 is a lttle longer, about half way through you come to "big rock" that has a split in it. There are three bridges on the loop with one of the made from a cedar log. Great trail. Fun in both directions however if you do Tower clockwise and Big Rock counter clockwise followed by going down fs road 661 you have one of the longer decents in the CSRA.

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jeff on March 22, 2011
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Review: This is my favorite trail at FATS. Sustained climbs to the top but you're rewarded with one of the longest descents you'll find in the area. Swoopy, smooth, and just the right amount of twisting and turning makes this trail butter.

Similar Trail: The other trails at FATS are similar - minus the sustained climbing/descending.

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GoldenGoose on March 14, 2011
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Review: One of the few trails at FATS that doesn't feel like a roller coaster. Punchy climbs and a bit more technical terrain will slow you down and force you to earn your turns. Half way around is the locally famous "big rock" of the trail's namesake. Take a break here or keep on trucking around and connect this one to the Tower loop to finish off the trails on the north side of FATS.

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