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Map Key

3.5

Miles

5.7

KM

Singletrack

510' 156 m

High

311' 95 m

Low

263' 80 m

Up

261' 80 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

Description

Big Rock and Tower both have a different feel than the southern loops. The terrain is steeper, the ground is rockier, and the trail corridor is narrower.

Highlights of Big Rock is the multiple rock outcroppings the trail winds through, and the bridge made from a cedar tree. Be sure to stop and check out the carving in the bridge.

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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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Shared By:

Patrick Smith with improvements by Michael Mitchell

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No political BS to be heard. Fall is here! Beautiful! I park in the lot for big rock and take the right hand turn onto the trail that says To Tower (it only says tower). More eventful! The other way says to tower and big rock. Still nice though. Just rides better the other way!
Nov 10, 2016 near Evans, GA
Down Hill Ride From The Bottom of Tower To Big Rock. You'll have a Lower Foot Hills Experience On This Side
Jan 9, 2021 near Evans, GA
Big Rock Trail rock outcropping.
Mar 31, 2014 near Murphys…, SC
Big boulders on Big Rock trail.
Mar 23, 2019 near Evans, GA
Conquered Big Rock. This is a great photo opportunity on this trail system located at the North Trail Side.
Jan 9, 2021 near Evans, GA
2-3 foot drop off off of big rock.
Mar 23, 2019 near Evans, GA
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