Explore the most popular mountain biking trails in Sumter National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

this place is beautiful with a very diverse set of trails. There are a lot of mountain bikers but they share the trails very well. Love It!

Great hiking! But it's very popular for off-road biking. if you prefer not seeing many people, a mid week hike is suggested.

4 months ago

Diverse forest types in one hike. My friend and I measured more then 9.7 miles... maybe 10.5 is closer to the mark.
the trail is very well marked but there are areas that are really chewed up by passing horses. It rained 2 days before so you had to watch this areas. Though a bridge is out in 2 spots you can still cross both areas without getting wet feet.

mountain biking
5 months ago

Superbly built trail system with fast, flowy descents and some decent climbing. My favorite trail is the Brown Wave with its pine trees and well groomed turns.

Hiked this last weekend. Nice scenery, saw turkey, deer, hawks. Well marked. Still working to clear trees, but a nice hike.

Favorite hiking area.

Great beginner mountain biking trails

The trails are well kept and the amount of different trails make it so that I was never bored.

mountain biking
9 months ago

mountain biking
Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Awesome place to bike. Trails are great a lot of options without any big climbs. Brown wave is my favorite. Wouldn't recommend hiking it with all the bikers.

These trails are fun and swoopy. Not too much climbing. Big Wave is a blast! Went to the north trails too - Tower and Big Rock Loop. No mention here of the parking available for these trails. Parking can be found on the road that connects Woodlawn to Hopewell Church Road. Avoids a 7 mile road ride to get to these two trails.

Monday, February 27, 2017

When the weather is nice the main FATS trails get busy. For a little less traffic Big Rock & Tower are a great option. NW of the main FATS trailhead.
If you want the most elevation gain Deep Step is a good one. A bit more technical so not as many MTB riders if you are hiking.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

We hiked the Skinny. It was ok, not very scenic. It was all burnt barren woods. Mainly a biking trail. No animals or views.

Sunday, February 05, 2017

Well maintained single track with moderate elevation changes throughout. Seems to get busy middays, empty in the morning hours. Good hike overall. I think rating it as "moderate" is overstating the difficulty level though

mountain biking
Saturday, December 31, 2016

Was only able to ride on one trail but it was great! Nice downhills, not too technical. Some nice windy sections to keep you on your toes. Nice scenery and even deer. Highly recommend.

mountain biking
Monday, December 26, 2016

Great riding, I will riding these trails again soon.

mountain biking
Friday, December 23, 2016

Excellent trails, will definitely be back for more

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Love it! Great for hiking or biking.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

awesome trails.

mountain biking
Monday, May 16, 2016

Awesome trail. Worth the drive.

This trailhead is temporarily closed.

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Trail is well-marked. Lots of

fun trip with the family

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The family and I loved the trail. We took the dogs out with us and we all had a great hike going around Deep Step. Will have to check the other trails later on.

trail running
Saturday, January 30, 2016

Great run but hard work

mountain biking
Wednesday, December 02, 2015

I didn't expect the mountain bike trail to be so awesome! I am a beginner with a non-suspension bike. I have VERY good rims and that's the only thing that saved me, Hahahaha! I did the skinny and wore my butt out. I survived, but my forks not so much. I'll be back with some suspension! I've ridden two other trails in different states, but this was the most gratifying!

Monday, September 07, 2015

Good day with the family and dog did the skinny and now are legs are feeling it the dog has never been happier

road biking
Sunday, August 09, 2015

Awesome. First time riding FATS. Rode Great Wall. Very nice, beautiful and challenging. Kept my attention.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Steve, I'm glad you found the trails were well marked. I added many trail markers (numbered stickers) to available and needed places a couple years ago after I had gotten turned around a few times.There is Hunting and Horseback riding. The Palmetto Trail passes through too.

mountain biking
Monday, June 01, 2015

Really thrilling. As a beginner, these are great!

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