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Forks Area Trail System

Sumter National Forest, South Carolina

Forks Area Trail System - better known as FATS - is a testament to the power of a well-organized mountain bike club. The Southern Off- Road Bicycling Association (SORBA) has harnessed the power of more than1500 volunteer hours and grants totaling over $200,000 to create one of the Southeast's premier trail systems. "Beautifully built trails with swooping turns and rolling hills" raves one web review - and that's from a hiker's perspective!

Length: 
22
Units: 
m

The Edge Loop

 

Length: 
28
Units: 
m

Dupont State Forest Epic

Brevard, North Carolina

Dupont State Forest is the latest addition to North Carolina's state forest system, but it already boasts more than 90 miles of trails. Trailside attractions include no less than four waterfalls all of which earned screen time in "The Last of the Mohicans". Dupont also proves that slickrock isn't endemic only to Utah, as two trails, the Cedar Rock and Big Rock singletracks, traverse huge exposed granite domes interspersed with gnarled scrub pine, creating spectacular riding conditions and unobstructed views.

Length: 
30
Units: 
m

Cortina Epic

Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy

Cortina is big: it's got twice the vertical of Vail or Mammoth Mountain. Cortina is dramatic: located in the heart of the Dolomites near Italy's northeast corner, it's an exceptionally sharp and rocky cluster of limestone peaks. Cortina is famous: host to the 1956 Winter Olympics, Cortina has been one of Europe's premier ski resorts ever since.

Length: 
20
Units: 
km

Curt Gowdy State Park

Length: 
32
Units: 
m

Copper Harbor Trails

Copper Harbor, MI

The Copper Harbor trail system is located 50 miles north of Houghton, MI at the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula. Trailheads are located within the village at the Copper Harbor Welcome Center and one mile south of town at the county-owned Keweenaw Mountain Lodge, off of US Hwy 41.

Length: 
15
Units: 
m

Buffalo Creek Trails

Length: 
20
Units: 
m

Bull Mountain Epic

Length: 
25
Units: 
m

Comfortably Numb

 

Length: 
17
Units: 
m

Buckhorn Trail

Santa Barbara, California

Please note: The full Buckhorn Trail loop is currently impassable. The 2007 Zaca Fire destroyed much of the first two miles of trail and the following heavy winters took the rest. The Santa Barbara Mountain Bike Trail Volunteers (SBMTV) have raised money and began work to rebuild, but it will still take significant work to re-open this full loop. A target re-opening date is fall/winter 2017.

Length: 
34
Units: 
m
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