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Great Wall

 14 votes

Length

6.8 Miles 11.0 Kilometers


Singletrack

Elevation

605' 184 m

Ascent

-599' -183 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

409' 125 m

High

197' 60 m

Low

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A scenic and technical FATS trail.

Patrick Smith

Overview

No horses or ATVs
Features: -none-

Description

The Great Wall is the most "well-rounded" trail at FATS, with a little of everything. Some very fast down hills, tough climbing, plenty of whoop-de-doos, and a very tight and twisty hand built section offer lots of variety.

The loop gets its name from the long section of trail armored with concrete. While not quite as big as the real Great Wall, it's still an interesting challenge.

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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.

In 2009 FATS was awarded IMBA Epic status, and in 2010 was the host trail for the annual IMBA World Mountain Bike Summit. The trails have been highlighted in several magazines, including BIKE, Blue Ridge Outdoors, and a series of web articles for Bicycling just to name a few.

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.

sorbacsra.org/Trails/FATS.htm

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May 5, 2018
Wesley Black
Mar 10, 2018
john Shonk
not easy not crazy hard, fun ride, longer than thought it would be. pretty area lots of elevation change and windy
Feb 25, 2018
Edward Gurley
Fast and flowy!! 18.7mi
Jan 20, 2018
Mark O'Neal
Nov 8, 2017
Chris Cheli
Oct 7, 2017
Connor Woodruff
The trail has been cleared of all the trees blown down by Irma and is in fine condition overall! 6.8mi
Jul 3, 2017
Richard neverbikealone
Rode brown wave, skinny and Great Wall. 19mi
May 28, 2017
Aaron von Seelen

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  4.8 from 14 votes

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Not an easy trail, not too difficult but is windy, ups and downs, and some mud perhaps only in a few small spot where water collect. Longer than expected. very fun ride, Better than expected. Pines and deciduous trees throughout. Saw turkey int he area. Mar 21, 2018

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