5 miles
Distance
1,495 ft
Climb
-1,483 ft
Descent
00:39:37
Avg time

Details

  • Riding Area
    Pleasant Ridge County Park
    Slater-Marietta, South Carolina
  • AKA
    JFA Trail
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Year Round
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #19883 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2014
  • Land Manager

5.9 mile shared use trail. This trail is directional with bikers going clockwise on even months and hikers counter clockwise; direction switches on odd months. During rainy or wet conditions this trail will be closed. The JFA trail has been host to the Upstate SORBA annual Cranksgiving weekend, featuring the SC Super D championship and Cross Country race. For trail updates follow Pleasant Ridge Camp and Retreat Center on Facebook.

Access Info

Easily accessible from the parking lot.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Jorge F. Arango Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    12 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,037 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,413 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,037 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,048 ft
  • Grade
    0.042%
  • Grade max
    -51.29%
  • Grade min
    64.023%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,589 ft
  • Avg time
    00:39:37
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Status:
on Dec 18, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
      Directions to jorge-f-arango-trail trailhead (35.086680, -82.478870)
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      Jorge F. Arango... Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Dec 18, 2018 @ 4:29pm
      Dec 18, 2018
      Trail open after the snowstorm! In great shape, very minimal wet spots. Let's ride!
      Jul 17, 2018 @ 4:55pm
      Jul 17, 2018
      Considerable section of the trail is destroyed / unrideable around the beginning of the last mile - moving CC this month (sorry, I didn't get the...
      Jul 9, 2018 @ 12:44pm
      Jul 9, 2018
      Roots and rocks were extremely slick with a coating over them.
      Jun 8, 2018 @ 6:16am
      Jun 8, 2018
      A few trees are down on the JFA as of today. All are in lower speed areas. Taller riders look out for new, very large low bridge/headache tree in...
      Apr 17, 2018 @ 4:33pm
      Apr 17, 2018
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 11 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 104 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 385 rides
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      Photos

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      Nov 26, 2014 @ 4:42am
      Nov 26, 2014
      Jorge F. Arango Trail

      PB News Articles

      Nov 26, 2014
      What Are You Crankful For? Cranksgiving 2014 What Are You Crankful For? Cranksgiving 2014
      Plain and simple fun was had at South Carolina's Cranksgiving event last weekend.

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag Bennnnnn (Oct 20, 2017 at 16:25)
       I think this is a pretty good trail, just wish it was longer but it's nice that there aren't many intersections or a bunch of parallel trails. I prefer when I can ride it CCW - the DH near the end is pretty nice!
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