Skinny Loop

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AVERAGE RATING
*****
4.54 out of 5
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Intermediate
6.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 500 ft
↓ 500 ft
466
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
This is what F.A.T.S. riding is all about. Pump track, roller coaster, flowy, fast, and smooth trail that anyone will enjoy. This is one of those trails that makes you glad you own a hardtail! Airtime all over the place if you want it. Just don't get too cocky your first time out or you might make friends with a tree.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (13)
 

Granny Gear

August 14, 2017
 
Review: A lot tougher than their website makes it out to be. Lots of fun up and downs but some steep winding climbs that surprise you. One parking lot and trail head for multiple trails. You have about 3/4 mile spur before Skinny starts.

Similar Trail: Stewardship trail in Harbison but this one is a lot longer and more involved

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Singletrack


November 5, 2016
C-Lo Singletrack  
 
Review: Very fun trail. Fast in some sections. Not a lot of climbing. Great for kids and beginners, but can be challenging depending on your speed.

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Gramcounter


May 15, 2016
Rhett Gramcounter  
 
Review: Drove from FL to ride. Was not Disappointed, great ride and looking forward to my next trip to F.A.T.S.

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Bunny Hop

December 2, 2015
Tristram Bunny Hop  
 
Review: I've been on beginners rides, this was not one of them. I am a beginner and to me it was intense and awesome! The skinny was above my expectations and got my adrenaline going! My only recommendation? Have at least fork suspension unlike myself, Hahahaha! My rims did overtime! But my non suspension fork not-so-much. I'll be back with some suspension!

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Gnarly

July 4, 2014
duddetts11 Gnarly  
 
Review: Perfect flow, great whoop do woos, FATS is practically perfect in every way, and Skinny doesn't disappoint!

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Bunny Hop

May 12, 2014
 
Review: Rode Skinny counter-clockwise this past Saturday after GW and before BW. Not nearly as diverse or challenging as GW but just every bit of fun. As others have suggested, this is one big flow track. There are plenty of hits along the way as well. Keep your speed in check as some of the whoop sections can be deceiving as they come fast - yet tons of fun!

Fun enough for the advanced rider but challenging enough while being manageable for a beginner.

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Doubletrack

March 12, 2014
JBX Doubletrack  
 
Review: First time was 3/10, still a little sloppy with all the rain, that being said, it was still awesome and gave it a 4 only because of the conditions. Look forward to riding it again.

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Gnarly

September 21, 2012
jfigel76 Gnarly  
 
Review: Traveled from Maryland for the week to ride these trails. Well maintained and thought out trail system. Wear glasses as the saved my eyes many times in the pine forest areas. Not very technical and no dabs for me except at intersections. No water crossings and when I was there dry conditions with pine needles comforting my ride. Remote trail, rode clockwise. Found a geocache.

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Gramcounter

April 3, 2012
naugabike Gramcounter  
 
Review: June 2010 - The morning brought bright sunshine, heat, and humidity. Glad I was planning for a early bike ride. I was at the trailhead about 7 am, ready to ride. The temperature was in the 70s already and about 100% humidity. No stopping me now - I stopped in Augusta just to ride FATS. There is a large kiosk at the trailhead. Maps are available there. I headed down the trail. Soon I was at the junction of the trails. Well marked trail signs. There was also a map carved into a slab of tree. Also, a placard listing the organizations involved in constructing the trail system. On down the trail. A couple switchbacks to get down to the main trail. Again, at every trail junction there was a signpost. There is always a arrow the way to the trailhead and how far. The trail was a mixture of sweet, flowing singletrack, a few short climbs, lots of rollercoaster, some roots, rocks, and armoring spots. A little of everything! The photo above shows one of the rollercoaster sections. By the time I was getting near the end of my ride, I was getting pretty good at riding the rollercoaster. The only problem was a couple spots I had to get off the bike, not feeling comfortable riding a section. Mostly, I bombed down the trail. That was until my legs started to get tired. I really need to get out and ride more trails like this one, to build up my stamina. Had a great morning at FATS - wish I had more time to ride there. Below are photos I took while riding the Skinny Loop.

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World Champ


August 22, 2011
Greg Heil World Champ  
 
Review: Sweet, narrow singletrack with epic flow! One of the best trails at FATS in my opinion.

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Skinny Loop MTB Trail 4.54 out of 5 based on 13 ratings. 13 user reviews.
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