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Jorge F. Arango (JFA) Trail

 4.3 (36)

5.8 Miles 9.3 Kilometers


Singletrack

792' 241 m

Ascent

-768' -234 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

26%

Max Grade (15°)

1,390' 424 m

High

1,043' 318 m

Low

Shared By Timothy Parrish

Conditions


Minor Issues 19 days ago
Some Mud - rode yesterday - some pretty good sized mud patches throughout, plus smaller slick sections...better to wait until Thursday History

Getting forecast...

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

Timothy Parrish

Dogs Leashed

Features -none-

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.

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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Sep 23, 2018
Todd Criswell
Rock gardens. Fun downhill until I went over the handlebars at the creek crossing. 5.8mi
Sep 8, 2018
Jack Winchester
dry conditions - first time on the loop counter-clockwise w/my 29er, so the wagon wheels saved my ass w/all that climbing.
Sep 7, 2018
Zach Bradbrook
Sep 1, 2018
John Thomasson
Great trial. Awesome ride. 5.8mi — 0h 46m
Aug 22, 2018
Hunter Summersett
Took Sassy's Pass 4.9mi — 0h 40m
Aug 4, 2018
Jacob C
Awesome trail! Took my friend out for his first ride and he loved it! Great rock features and awesome downhill sections. 6mi
Jun 27, 2018
Neal Nalley
First trail ride. Hooked! 9mi
May 27, 2018
Alex Ball
5.8mi

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  4.3 from 36 votes

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