Colonel Francis Beatty Park Loop

MODERATE 19 reviews

Colonel Francis Beatty Park Loop is a 4.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Charlotte, NC that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.3 miles 314 feet Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

walking

lake

wildlife

bridge out

over grown

rocky

Singletrack loop with little, if any, elevation gain. Mildy technical, but all levels of experience can have a great time. It can be rooty at times, but fun walking or mountain biking at speed.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Great MTB track. A little bit tough as very rooty, but excellent for training. Get assured about direction of trail as sometimes it could be challenging.

hiking
4 months ago

It was an easy trail to hike but very poorly marked. It was difficult to stay on course without resorting to navigation.

5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Easy trail, nice hike with my dog JoJo, Only thing that I didn't care for (and I'm not putting anyone down) was the narrow trail and the mountain bikers. I was constantly moving to the side to allow them access. Would be a great trail for either just bikes or just hikers.

walking
6 months ago

Fairly easy and you'll probably run into someone every now and then. Great little eno spots and other places to hang out. Very safe. Good exercise for you, the kids, and the pets!

7 months ago

Great trail. It's tough sometimes because there are bikers and hikers but overall a good time.

7 months ago

A handful of bad bike riders make the trail less desirable then it could be.

hiking
1 year ago

Good! But the mountain bikers are rude sometimes. They fly up on the walkers. My dog loves it!

hiking
1 year ago

trail running
1 year ago

Perfect place for a trail run, and don't forget to do the black diamond part of the trail, it's great for bikers and runners who are looking for a challenge

mountain biking
1 year ago

Nice as a park in general with ponds, walking, and play areas, but best known as a bike friendly location. Well maintained specific trails for mountain bikes attract many.

hiking
1 year ago

My Siberian Husky and I really enjoyed walking around this loop. The park itself is very nice and the playground looked like a lot of fun!

2 years ago

Wasn't bad, I wouldn't call it hiking hiking but more of a nature walk type but is enjoyable ^.^

mountain biking
2 years ago

New to NC, one of the reasons I moved here was for the outdoor activities. This is a simple "semi-city" track that is rooted up but fun, semi-challenging for moderate riders and wrought with runners and walkers on the weekends. A convenient ride if you live in Weddington or Matthews and a good workout at the right pace. Very easy to navigate with signage galore. Took me about 45 minutes to complete.

hiking
2 years ago

Nice park to take dog for a walk or run, soccer fields, picnic tables, fishing, close to Siskey YMCA

3 years ago

I like to jog/hike this trail. A nice place to trail run or bike without driving too far from Charlotte.

mountain biking
4 years ago

A nice park with diverse activity and good facilities. Very well maintained mountain bike trails attract serious enthusiast. The trails are pretty much meant to be a bumpy ride with lots of tree roots for mountain bike riding. The green trails and blue trails may work for some hybrid bikes ,consider your tires. The main entrance has bike lanes for road bikes to do a few loops. It attracts a nice group of riders. Overall the park is nicely located and has a pleasant area to stroll around the lake.

mountain biking
4 years ago

This is a great beginners trail, not only is the surroundings A FAMILY oriented location but its a outstanding bike trail. There are several levels of difficult which also makes its great. Variety is the pleasure of life! So you can start easy and then move up the chain depending on your experience. This was my first time mountain biking and i decided to take the middle difficulty level and i did very well. I always have BMX but never done trails with a Mountain Bike. I enjoyed these trails and I will definitely go back soon! The only problem i would say is that there are a lot of roots in the way, but then why wouldn't there be roots in the woods.

mountain biking
5 years ago

Excellent easy to moderate level Mountain Bike Loop Trail with super facilities. You'll find a bit for everyone including a black diamond loop with some good technical -- a few jumps were added recently that are fun. The only negative is that the roots really get old .... LOTs of roots -- squishy shocks are your friend here!