Many locals have a love-hate relationship with Deep Step. It offers more climbing than the other three southern loops, and many of the climbs can feel a bit steep. However, the descents are a nice reward for the climbs.
Deep Step gets its name from a popular fishing hole in the nearby Savannah River.
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
, Great Wall
, and Deep Step. Big Rock and Tower make up the northern loops.