close
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Flow (Ridden Direction)
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
  • bi-directional trail
  • no data
Trail Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
Contribute Details
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular
ATV/ORV/OHV Filter
Max Vehicle Width
inches

Radar Time
x Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public ridelogs from the past 6 months.
  • mountain biking recent
  • mountain biking (>6 month)
  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public skilogs from the past 12 months.
  • Downhill Ski
  • Backcountry Ski
  • Nordic Ski
Jump Magnitude Heatmap
Heatmap of where riders jump on trails. Zoom in to see individual jumps, click circles to view jump details.
Trails Deemphasized
Trails are shown in grey.
disable
Only show trails with NO bikes.
enable
      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.
      Links
      Activities Click to view
      Region Details
      • 3
      • 3
      • 6

      Region Status
      Open as of Aug 10, 2021
      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
      117
      Photos
      65
      Ridden Counter
      2,370

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      Yesterday
      • 1 rides
      Past Week
      • 13 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 | 73 | 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 | 80 | 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 | 234 | Jul 13, 2020

      Current Trail Warnings

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

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2562847Sleepy343addreportBrown Wave and 5 more
      May 15, 2022 @ 12:05pm
      19 hours
      user #28236078rentwishlistregionForks Area Trail System
      May 14, 2022 @ 5:28am
      2 days
      user #2160460Dbae257riddentrailDeep Step
      Apr 29, 2022 @ 3:36am
      Apr 29, 2022
      user #2412039suzysaccocommenttrailSkinny
      Apr 18, 2022 @ 2:49pm
      Apr 18, 2022
      user #2052847AceProballeraddreportSkinny and 1 more
      Apr 4, 2022 @ 4:39am
      Apr 4, 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
      #1,480#800651172,840
      Hike1236 miles7,274 ft16 miles463 ft
      #1,133#70011736
      Trail Running1236 miles7,274 ft16 miles463 ft
      #1,140#69811710
      • By markholloway Trailforks & contributors
      • Admins: CSRA-SORBA
      • #12439 - 9,172 views
      • forks area trail system activity log | embed map of Forks Area Trail System mountain bike trails | forks area trail system mountain biking points of interest

      Downloading of trail gps tracks in kml & gpx formats is enabled for Forks Area Trail System.
      You must login to download files.