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      Nestled in the Long Cane Ranger District of the Sumter National Forest, FATS is the crown jewel of the CSRA trails, and for good reason. FATS has something for everyone. Very few technical features make FATS a great place to get beginners hooked on the sport, and the excellent flow, pump track like feel, and high speed sections combined with lots of mileage keeps bringing the seasoned riders back for more time and time again.

      In 2009 FATS was awarded IMBA Epic status, and in 2010 was the host trail for the annual IMBA World Mountain Bike Summit. The trails have been highlighted in several magazines, including BIKE, Blue Ridge Outdoors, and a series of web articles for Bicycling just to name a few.

      FATS consists of six individual loops, each with their own character and feel. The southern loops are Brown Wave, Skinny, Great Wall, and Deep Step. Big Rock and Tower make up the northern loops. Each loop is explained in more detail on their trail pages.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: No
      AKA: FATS
      Land Status: National Forest
      Land Manager: USDA
      FATS South Trailhead Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      There are two parking lots, the South Trailhead is the main parking lot, and the North Trailhead is adjacent to Big Rock and Tower.
      Disclaimer:
      Please call the Call Before You Haul Hotline at 803-561-4025 for the latest trail updates before your visit.

      Please Note that Skinny is CLOSED, but Brown Wave is OPEN and can be accessed via Fire Road 002 from the parking area, and then Connector 3 from Fire Road 002 to Brown Wave.
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      Region Details
      • 4
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      • 4

      Region Status
      Caution as of Jan 29, 2024
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      11
      Trails Mountain Bike
      11
      Trails Horse
      4
      Trails Hike
      11
      Trails Trail Running
      11
      Total Distance
      35 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      17 miles
      Total Descent
      3,431 ft
      Total Vertical
      381 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      573 ft
      Reports
      274
      Photos
      89
      Ridden Counter
      3,612

      Popular Forks Area Trail System (FATS) Trails

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      Yesterday
      • 3 rides
      Past Week
      • 6 rides

      Photos of Forks Area Trail System (FATS) Mountain Bike

      trail: Tower
      7 |
      Nov 10, 2023 @ 11:50am
      Nov 10, 2023
      trail: Big Rock
      38 |
      Aug 20, 2022 @ 6:42am
      Aug 20, 2022
      trail: Big Rock
      43 |
      Aug 20, 2022 @ 6:42am
      Aug 20, 2022
      trail: Skinny
      55 |
      Jun 22, 2022 @ 11:46am
      Jun 22, 2022
      trail: Brown Wave
      69 |
      May 26, 2022 @ 3:08pm
      May 26, 2022
      trail: Skinny
      72 |
      May 26, 2022 @ 3:08pm
      May 26, 2022
      trail: Brown Wave
      51 |
      May 26, 2022 @ 3:08pm
      May 26, 2022
      trail: Brown Wave
      64 |
      Jul 18, 2021 @ 12:41am
      Jul 18, 2021

      Videos of Forks Area Trail System (FATS) Mountain Bike

      skinny
      trail: Skinny
      0:12 | 213 | Jul 19, 2011
      Mountain Biking Forks Area Trail System

      4:35 | 12 | Feb 16, 2024
      FATS - Brown Wave
      trail: Brown Wave
      1:02 | 165 | Aug 20, 2022 , Clarks Hills
      Mountain Biking at FATS 2020

      22:52 | 116 | Dec 20, 2021
      Ridin’ Skinny and surfin’ a Brown Wave at...
      trail: Brown Wave
      12:42 | 252 | Aug 17, 2021 , Clarks Hills
      Ridin’ Skinny and surfin’ a Brown Wave at...
      trail: Skinny
      12:42 | 240 | Aug 17, 2021 , Clarks Hills
      Ridin’ Skinny and surfin’ a Brown Wave at...

      12:42 | 136 | Aug 17, 2021
      Underexposed EP 16 - Forks Area Trail System, SC
      trail: Brown Wave
      2:55 | 201 | Jul 15, 2021 , Clarks Hills

      Recent Trail Reports

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      TracyGaddvideoactivity #49217725
      Feb 16, 2024 @ 6:15am
      Feb 16, 2024
      jeronimo6wishlistregionactivity #49160278
      Feb 14, 2024 @ 6:45am
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      SGoolsby34wishlistregionactivity #46924154
      Dec 3, 2023 @ 8:22pm
      Dec 3, 2023
      demikxwishlistregionactivity #46634482
      Nov 24, 2023 @ 7:46pm
      Nov 24, 2023
      stt766wishlisttrailactivity #46548299
      Nov 22, 2023 @ 1:08am
      Nov 22, 2023

      Recent Comments

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      MikeQJF0SctrailDeep StepAll work and no play. No berms, no jumps, no...
      Sep 14, 2023 @ 11:32am
      Sep 14, 2023
      Twistedpine24trailGreat WallTwo significant trees down across the trail.
      May 2, 2023 @ 4:44pm
      May 2, 2023
      ajridingtrailBrown WaveThe trail is like all the other trails; less...
      Oct 12, 2022 @ 4:01pm
      Oct 12, 2022
      ajridingtrailDeep Step ConnectorNot sure why this is a green trail and not...
      Oct 12, 2022 @ 3:55pm
      Oct 12, 2022
      ajridingtrailGreat WallFun trail. I rode ccw but to go click-wise...
      Oct 11, 2022 @ 7:14am
      Oct 11, 2022

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Canal Singletrack 48.1 km
      Lick Fork Lake Recreational Area 68.9 km
      Stevens Creek 111.4 km
      CSRA Bartram Trails 2 312.5 km
      Turkey Creek 113.5 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike1135 miles3,432 ft17 miles381 ft
      #1,736#937892743,792
      Horse44 miles545 ft3 miles299 ft
      #1,26172
      Hike1135 miles3,432 ft17 miles381 ft
      #1,310#82427436
      Trail Running1135 miles3,432 ft17 miles381 ft
      #1,315#82127434
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