Forks Area Trail System (FATS)

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.71 out of 5
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Intermediate
37
miles

Singletrack
↑ 4,500 ft
↓ 4,400 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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Reviews (82)
 

Gramcounter


March 13, 2016
arbysauce Gramcounter  
 
Review: I must be missing something but I cannot understand why this is considered the best trail system in the state. I was passing through the area and decided to see what all the hype was and left disappointed. 90% of the trail was dry but there are s ton of mud holes that probably stay wet except during droughts. There was a large tree down across the trail that did not look it fell recently.

As for the style of trails, maybe my tastes have narrowed over the years but these trails seem boring and designed for XC 29ers. If you want to ride something more technical, head to Paris Mountain. If you are looking for somewhere to take your XC rig and log some miles for fitness, then ride FATS.

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Bunny Hop

February 22, 2016
6seagull Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Great system of trails, BUT apparently it needs to drain a few days after a rain. I rode Brown Wave and Great Wall and I was constantly going through mud holes. I guess I'll have to try it again when the weather has been dryer.
I was amazed that this trail is even on the list of the best trails IN THE WORLD. Not sure how that rating system works.
It's 1 3/4 hours drive, I'm closer to Paris Mtn, Issaqueena, and Payne Creek, GA which are all great. I would have rated FATS a 4, but, because of the mud...I'll try it again and maybe update my review.

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Trailblazer

January 14, 2016
 
Review: The is a great trail system. Well maintained with an extremely beautiful setting. I road tripped it from Mississippi to try this trail system. I ended up finding a state part on a lake about 10 minutes away. The trails have great flow with some nice climbs and great decents. If you are anywhere near the area, I highly recommend stopping

Similar Trail: Coldwater

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December 8, 2015
Guest   
 
Review: Only reason it's not a 5 is because I don't have enough experience and am sure there are bigger and better. It was awesome!

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Granny Gear

November 8, 2015
Tinman261 Granny Gear  
 
Review: I only got to ride the skinny trail...I plan on making sure I do all 37 miles as this is one really sweet area..even for rookies this is a great way to get into the mountain bike scene...

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Granny Gear

November 8, 2015
Tinman261 Granny Gear  
 
Review: I only got to ride the skinny trail...I plan on making sure I do all 37 miles as this is one really sweet area..even for rookies this is a great way to get into the mountain bike scene...

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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 10, 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.

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Forks Area Trail System (FATS) MTB Trail 4.71 out of 5 based on 82 ratings. 82 user reviews.
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