Jorge F. Arango (JFA) Trail

 7 votes

5.2 Miles 8.4 Kilometers

Singletrack

712' 217 m

Ascent

-707' -216 m

Descent

1,397' 426 m

High

1,048' 319 m

Low

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

Unknown

1,397' 426 m

High

1,048' 319 m

Low

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

Smooth-rolling, hard-pack singletrack trail that borders the perimeter of Pleasant Ridge County Park

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Directional; changes direction monthly. Please see the big metal arrow sign for direction of travel. Hikers travel opposite direction of cyclists. Night riding until 10 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays permitted. Night riding in any direction permitted.
Dogs: Leashed

Description

This trail is dedicated to Jorge Francisco Arango. A generous man, awesome mountain biker, dog lover, and best friend to many. His friends and family along with JFA Foundation, SORBA volunteers, and Greenville County built this trail so that others may enjoy his favorite sport and his love for friends and dogs.

The trail begins at the first parking lot off to the right from the main park road. The trail starts across the paved road right next to the small creek. There are two wooden signs that mark the start of the trail.

The trail is mostly smooth-rolling, hard-packed singletrack. It is interspersed with a few rock gardens and contains a few tight off-camber switchbacks.

The trail begins with a slow, steady climb from the lower elevations of the park. It cuts through some tight new growth small-tree forest and gradually goes deeper into the park as the trail climbs the ridge. The highest point of the trail is about 2.5 miles in where the trail is very narrow in some areas and cuts through some very dense forest. In this area, there are a few nice large granite cliffs visible during the fall into the early spring before leaves obscure their view.

The trail then continues along the ridge behind Camp Spearhead, which is visible down to the left. The trail then ends with a slow, steady descent while passing through a fern grove over a short section of trail embedded with small logs. The trail ends abruptly at the main park road, which one must cross to get back to the parking lot.

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May 2, 2016
Howard Houston
Nov 14, 2015
Danny Workman
Oct 10, 2015
marty daigle
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Jul 31, 2015
Jackson Johnson
May 31, 2015
Cole Kassing
0h 45m
Jun 12, 2014
craig campbell
Great little trail with potential if lengthened. Fairly technical for only 4.5 miles. Can't do a ~10 mile out & back b/c of directional restrictions. 4.5mi — 32h 09m
May 13, 2014
Maia Zagel
Great little trail with lots of challenges and quick changes. Puts a smile on your face. — 0h 54m

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