Forks Area Trail System (FATS)

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AVERAGE RATING
*****
4.74 out of 5
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Intermediate
37
miles

Singletrack
↑ 6,300 ft
↓ 6,000 ft
438
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
This trail system is an epic addition to the Sumter National Forest area trails. Amazing singletrack with great flow, tons of jumps, and fast terrain. Minimal climbing makes this a good trail for beginners while experts can test their cornering and jumping skills. Four loops at this time range in length from 5-8 miles each. Worth the drive from just about anywhere, you'll want to ride every inch of trail before you leave! Thanks SORBA!
added by Jeff BarberWorld Champ July 2, 2007
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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System Trails (6)
System Trails (6)
Tower Loop
Big Rock Loop
Deep Step Loop
Great Wall Loop
Skinny Loop
Brown Wave
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (88 total check-ins)
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  williedillon   on Jul 23, 2015
  stephenhaze   on Jul 20, 2015
  ncurry504   on Jul 11, 2015
  ABW928   on Jun 27, 2015
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Reviews (76)
 

Granny Gear

August 25, 2015
 
Review: Went today after seems good reviews I rode great wall and some of deep step....started by going right towards deep step it was narrow in places really narrow took the trail towards big rock not realizing how far out it was. Got to the main road and followed that back to the trailhead. From there I took great wall and it was awesome. Def will be coming back to try the other trails

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Gramcounter


August 9, 2015
Lee Harris Gramcounter  
 
Review: Great Trail System. Fast and flowing. Haven't ridden all of the trails but can't wait to get back there.

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Granny Gear

August 7, 2015
el2010 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Fantastic!!! I am spoiled now!

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July 19, 2015
Guest   
 
Review: Moved to fort gordon ga from fort carson co, I rode the great wall to skinny, I had a lot of fun not as much fun as in Colorado but plan on returning again and again. I felt like I was lost in the forest, not being able to see very far was messing with my head. The humidity is killer. The only thing I would change or update would be adding more trail signs.

Similar Trail: 7

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Granny Gear

July 5, 2015
josesheila Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great system got some fast decent got airborne a couple times loved it

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Gramcounter

June 22, 2015
capnkirk Gramcounter  
 
Review: Really well designed trail system! A lot of elevation change but no climbs that cant be made, the most technical thing is like what others have already said, you can gather a lot of speed on the downhill rollers and end up headlong into the face of the next one if you aren't paying close attention to your speed. lots of fun miles to be had here, unfortunately for me it was during a time when it was really wet so a lot of the lower areas were not open. Just means I will plan on going back in the fall when it is dried out!

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Poseur

April 29, 2015
floridamtb Poseur  
 
Review: Currently closed due to rain. Check Www.fs.fed.us/r8/fms for updates. Don't make the mistake I did and drive out here before checking in rainy season.

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Granny Gear

January 28, 2015
 
Review: Travel for business a bunch and could not wait to come down and ride. The trail is pretty nice and I would love to ride it over and over again time permitting. There were several muddy areas and on th cold side but I will definitely come back and ride.

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Singletrack


January 20, 2015
CFM Singletrack  
 
Review: Just had to stop during a trip through the area and ride part of this IMBA Epic trail since we've heard so much about it. We had enough time to ride most of the Skinny and Great Wall loops. Nothing technical at all but the trails offered great flow with numerous dips, turns, and swoops through the open forest that kept big smiles on our faces. It was definitely worth driving a little out of our way to get here. I'd love to come back and ride the other sections someday.

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January 5, 2015
Guest   
 
Review: Was FANTASTIC, just wish I could camp at the trail head. I would stay all weekend

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Forks Area Trail System (FATS) MTB Trail 4.74 out of 5 based on 76 ratings. 76 user reviews.
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