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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.

      FATS consists of six individual loops, each with their own character and feel. There are two parking lots, the South Trailhead is the main parking lot, and the North Trailhead is adjacent to Big Rock and Tower. 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 below.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: No
      AKA: FATS
      Land Status: National Forest
      Land Manager: USDA
      FATS South Trailhead Parking google parking directions
      Disclaimer:
      Please call the Call Before You Haul Hotline at 803-561-4025 for the latest trail updates before your visit.
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      Region Details
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      • 6

      Region Status
      Caution as of 2 days
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      12
      Trails Mountain Bike
      12
      Trails Hike
      12
      Trails Trail Running
      12
      Total Distance
      36 miles
      Total Descent
      7,272 ft
      Total Vertical
      463 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      624 ft
      Reports
      120
      Photos
      65
      Ridden Counter
      2,377

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      Yesterday
      • 2 rides
      Past Week
      • 12 rides

      Photos of Forks Area Trail System Mountain Bike

      trail: Brown Wave
      27 |
      Jul 18, 2021 @ 12:41am
      Jul 18, 2021
      trail: Big Rock
      30 |
      May 17, 2021 @ 5:41am
      May 17, 2021
      trail: Big Rock
      28 |
      May 17, 2021 @ 5:40am
      May 17, 2021
      trail: Skinny
      53 |
      Apr 15, 2021 @ 3:35pm
      Apr 15, 2021
      trail: Big Rock
      38 |
      Dec 23, 2020 @ 11:51am
      Dec 23, 2020
      trail: Big Rock
      34 |
      Dec 23, 2020 @ 11:50am
      Dec 23, 2020
      trail: Skinny
      50 |
      Sep 28, 2020 @ 2:04pm
      Sep 28, 2020
      trail: Skinny
      31 |
      Sep 28, 2020 @ 2:04pm
      Sep 28, 2020

      Videos of Forks Area Trail System Mountain Bike

      skinny
      trail: Skinny
      0:12 | 201 | Jul 19, 2011
      Mountain Biking at FATS 2020

      22:52 | 18 | Dec 20, 2021
      Ridin’ Skinny and surfin’ a Brown Wave at...
      trail: Brown Wave
      12:42 | 76 | Aug 17, 2021 , Clarks Hills
      Ridin’ Skinny and surfin’ a Brown Wave at...
      trail: Skinny
      12:42 | 76 | Aug 17, 2021 , Clarks Hills
      Ridin’ Skinny and surfin’ a Brown Wave at...

      12:42 | 38 | Aug 17, 2021
      Underexposed EP 16 - Forks Area Trail System, SC
      trail: Brown Wave
      2:55 | 82 | Jul 15, 2021 , Clarks Hills
      Underexposed EP 16 - Forks Area Trail System, SC
      trail: Skinny
      2:55 | 48 | Jul 15, 2021 , Clarks Hills
      youtuber I'd tear this place up on an eBike ???????? 50...

      23:56 | 235 | Jul 13, 2020

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Skinny
      May 15, 2022 @ 12:07pm
      May 15, 2022
      VariableSleepy343Closed for maintenance along with Skinny!
      Brown Wave
      May 15, 2022 @ 12:07pm
      May 15, 2022
      VariableSleepy343Closed for maintenance along with Skinny!

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      Tower
      May 20, 2022 @ 2:35pm
      1 day
      IdealSome challenging sections depending on...Sleepy343
      Big Rock
      May 19, 2022 @ 4:15pm
      2 days
      IdealLarge tree down across trail, blocking...Sleepy343
      Deep Step-Skinny Connector
      May 15, 2022 @ 12:08pm
      May 15, 2022
      IdealGood condition!Sleepy343
      Great Wall
      May 14, 2022 @ 6:59am
      May 14, 2022
      Variableeonmellitz
      Tower-Big Rock Connector
      Nov 3, 2021 @ 1:52pm
      Nov 3, 2021
      IdealGood conditions. Mostly dry.newfoundlandcub
      Deep Step
      Aug 10, 2021 @ 5:31am
      Aug 10, 2021
      Idealrobbiesanders
      Augusta Canal Historic
      May 15, 2021 @ 9:50am
      May 15, 2021
      Dry Perfectjmanninglmt
      Deep Step Connector
      May 1, 2021 @ 4:13am
      May 1, 2021
      IdealEfarnell
      F661
      Mar 12, 2021 @ 7:13am
      Mar 12, 2021
      DryAceProballer
      Hopewell Church Rd
      Nov 25, 2017 @ 8:20am
      Nov 25, 2017
      Drywillied CVA SORBA

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2562847Sleepy343addreportTower
      May 20, 2022 @ 2:36pm
      1 day
      user #2562847Sleepy343addreportBig Rock
      May 19, 2022 @ 4:16pm
      2 days
      user #1584915eonmellitzaddreportGreat Wall
      May 16, 2022 @ 7:53am
      May 16, 2022
      user #2562847Sleepy343addreportBrown Wave and 5 more
      May 15, 2022 @ 12:05pm
      May 15, 2022
      user #28236078rentwishlistregionForks Area Trail System
      May 14, 2022 @ 5:28am
      May 14, 2022

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2412039suzysaccotrailSkinnyHello, In case anyone logs on here and sees...
      Apr 18, 2022 @ 2:49pm
      Apr 18, 2022
      user #1793446906Yooper906trailBrown WaveNone of what I will say is bad. This trail...
      Jun 23, 2021 @ 1:37pm
      Jun 23, 2021
      user #2364565Bigk62trailGreat WallLoop
      Nov 11, 2020 @ 6:31am
      Nov 11, 2020
      user #2332998SantaCruzer2020trailBig RockTrail mowed, trimmed and lopped - trail ready...
      Aug 2, 2020 @ 8:59am
      Aug 2, 2020
      user #2332998SantaCruzer2020trailTowerTrail freshly mowed, string trimmed and...
      Aug 2, 2020 @ 8:58am
      Aug 2, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Horn Creek 58.9 km
      Stevens Creek 111.4 km
      Wildwood Park 2 312.5 km
      Turkey Creek 113.5 km
      Keg Creek 413.7 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike1236 miles7,274 ft16 miles463 ft
      #1,482#801651202,846
      Hike1236 miles7,274 ft16 miles463 ft
      #1,135#70312036
      Trail Running1236 miles7,274 ft16 miles463 ft
      #1,142#70012010
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