5.1 miles
Distance
374 ft
Climb
-369 ft
Descent
00:37:12
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Brown Wave Trail

  • USFS
    Land Manager

Brown Wave Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Forks Area Trail System (FATS)
    Clarks Hills, South Carolina
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #35667 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #44725 in Trail Running
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Owner
    USDA

The Brown Wave gets its name because it feels like surfing on a bike. Lots of whoop-de-doos and the least climbing of any loop make it one of the most popular.

Careful at The Dip down by the river. When you see the sign that says DANGER - slow down

Access Info

While Skinny is closed, Brown Wave can be accessed via Fire Road 002 from the South Parking Lot. Look out for the Connector 3 on the right, which connects Fire Road 002 to Brown Wave.

Disclaimer

Please note that Brown Wave is open.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Brown Wave multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    3 ft
  • Altitude min
    192 ft
  • Altitude max
    327 ft
  • Altitude start
    307 ft
  • Altitude end
    312 ft
  • Grade max
    -17.9%
  • Grade min
    15.6%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,960 ft
  • Avg time
    00:37:12
  • Avg reverse time
    00:39:23
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on Feb 22, 2024
Ideal
Avg: 4.4 (13 votes)
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      Brown Wave Trail Reports

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      Feb 22, 2024 @ 9:53am
      Feb 22, 2024
      Dec 22, 2023 @ 3:50am
      Dec 22, 2023
      Jul 1, 2023 @ 9:39am
      Jul 1, 2023
      I was on the trail on June 30th. The trail appeared to have been recently cleared of some of the overgrown weeds and grass, thanks to the...
      May 27, 2023 @ 12:36pm
      May 27, 2023
      A few muddy spots but not bad!
      Apr 23, 2023 @ 10:05pm
      Apr 23, 2023
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 5 rides
      • 20 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 112 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
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      • 1,247 rides
      • Last: Jun 11, 2024

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      Jul 4, 2020 @ 8:51am
      Jul 4, 2020

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