Forks Area Trail System (FATS)

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.72 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!
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: Are there closures during hunting season? I am planning on riding towards the end of October.... -jsoflo

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Q: Is there camping at this place and if not where is the closest place you can camp -Daniel Lee Dault Jr.

A: No camping at fats but camping areas around clarks hill aren't far.

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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 (96)
 

Gramcounter


August 11, 2017
 
Review: This is one of my first trails I hit when I started riding in 2013 and the best to date. Very good intermediate to advance spots with lots of beautiful woods and shade. There is something for every mountain biker here.

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Trailblazer


April 14, 2017
capnkirk Trailblazer  
 
Review: Lots of different trails for different skill levels. Some creek crossings, and some nice views of the lake from the great Wall trail. Good times and great weather

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Bunny Hop

December 24, 2016
MyAllegory Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Taking a break right now on the side of the trail (Great Wall) . Ride this one clockwise for some speed. Beautiful day, 70 on Xmas eve !

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Bunny Hop

November 25, 2016
MyAllegory Bunny Hop  
 
Review: This trail is pretty damn nice to ride. Plenty of tuff hills and rewarding downhill runs that will test you ability. I started taking my kids out to FATS and put them on the skinny loop, at ages 7&9 they both have difficulties on the hills but finish the trail strong.

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Doubletrack


November 21, 2016
C-Lo Doubletrack  
 
Review: This is the best trail system I have ridden in the South. Well maintained and well marked. Great flow trails with a few trails that will take the wind out of you. Reminds me a lot of the trail I used to ride in Germany.

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Doubletrack


November 15, 2016
MTBCrash29 Doubletrack  
 
Review: Great Fun! An amazing FLOW trail that offers tons of fun. Several options from the trailhead. Great Wall is a fast trail. Brown Wave is fun but a bit more work. Deep Steep and Skinny Loop were my favorite. Offers lots of fast flowing pump style riding that just takes you for a great ride! So fast and so much air, I thought I was going to blast off of the trail at times. I look forward to returning to this trail whenever I am in the area!

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Granny Gear

September 30, 2016
tangomm Granny Gear  
 
Review: Gonna give FATS a big five. So I've been here all week and I took advantage of the FATS trail system and I got to say it's all it says it is. I started Sunday and went from left to right( did brown wave 1st). Wasn't familiar at all but I thought to myself with little elevation couldn't be that bad. Well lo and behold it almost put me over the handlebars until I thought maybe I need to slow down. Awesome flow on Brown wave, skinny, Great Wall. Now that was fun. Well 1st of all I am from the Rome area and all those trails up there have a lot of elevation so when I hit deep step I definitely went wrong way should of went counter clockwise, hehehe. That was enjoyable regardless if it was a lot of uphill. Got tower and big rock tomorrow then headed home. So saying that I've enjoyed all of it and will definitely bring my riding partners down at a later date to ride. Good job guys!!!

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September 28, 2016
Guest   
 
Review: My wife and I just started MTN biking and we have hit FATS up twice and love it. I was unsure if the wife would enjoy the risk associated with weaving through pines as you catch speed on the down hill runs or the nice little sections you can catch air but she totally digs the terrain. We plan on going this Friday!!!! Great place.

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Granny Gear

September 11, 2016
2wheelguy Granny Gear  
 
Review: Fun trails with nice flow.

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Granny Gear

July 26, 2016
 
Review: I rode this trail for a few days when it was dry. It was superb! It is fast and flowing with minimal climbing. Definately worth the 6 hr drive.

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Forks Area Trail System (FATS) MTB Trail 4.72 out of 5 based on 96 ratings. 96 user reviews.
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