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3.5 mile 5.7 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 263' 80 m
Descent: -261' -80 m
High: 510' 156 m
Low: 311' 95 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 7% (4°)

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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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