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Jorge F. Arango (JFA) Trail

 26 votes

5.8 Miles 9.3 Kilometers


Singletrack

792' 241 m

Ascent

-768' -234 m

Descent

1,390' 424 m

High

1,043' 318 m

Low

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

26%

Max Grade (15°)

Minor Issues

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

Timothy Parrish

Overview

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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Dec 13, 2017
Nora Velp
rode it twice in clockwise direction 12mi — 1h 30m
Nov 2, 2017
Keith Nichols
5.8mi
Oct 26, 2017
Keith Nichols
5.8mi
Sep 27, 2017
Connor Woodruff
5.8mi — 0h 44m
Sep 22, 2017
Connor Woodruff
2 trees still down 5.8mi
Sep 21, 2017
Christopher Paulsen
Great ride and the perfect distance for a lunch hour or a quick ride before dark. I will for sure be back many times.
Sep 16, 2017
Zach Bradbrook
ride counter clockwise with Tito..
Aug 27, 2017
Jim Cree

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  4.3 from 26 votes

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Minor Issues 15 hours ago
Muddy: JFA trail users; the trail is wet and muddy from the recent snow and freeze thaw conditions. leaving tracks leave the trail.
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