In 1988, FATRAC was created to work with the California Department of Parks and Recreation in developing and constructing a system of trails within the Folsom Lake and Auburn State Recreation Area (ASRA) near Sacramento. FATRAC's purpose was to educate trail users about proper trail stewardship including maintenance and trail building techniques. FATRAC would also begin to develop relationships with State Parks leadership and other trail user groups in order to be better recognized as a legitimate trail user group. FATRAC strived to become an active participant in the formation of the Folsom and Auburn trail systems and trails policy, including access issues. Over the years, FATRAC has proven to be a respectful, organized and a well disciplined group, while still having fun in the process.