Forks Area Trail System (FATS)

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AVERAGE RATING
*****
4.73 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
Local Info & Nearby Trails
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (109 total check-ins)
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  aip2479   on Dec 29, 2015
  Thomas Kreutzer   on Dec 20, 2015
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Reviews (80)
 

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 7, 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 7, 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 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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Forks Area Trail System (FATS) MTB Trail 4.73 out of 5 based on 80 ratings. 80 user reviews.
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