Colonel Francis Beatty Park Loop

MODERATE 72 reviews

Colonel Francis Beatty Park Loop is a 4.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Charlotte, North Carolina that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
311 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

lake

views

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.

It's a great hike. Very peaceful, but if it wasn't for this AllTrails app I would still be wondering around. The trails are not marked well at all. More than half the time I was trying to figure out which way to go because all of a sudden there would be a split in the trail and I wasn't sure which trail to take. I took the wrong one and ended up lost but found my way to the road which I took back to find my car. The trails need to be clearly marked every 30 or so feet. Both biking and walking trails.

hiking
15 days ago

hiking
28 days ago

Good 3-4 mile hike! Trails are very confusing at first but definitely a workout!

hiking
1 month ago

Trail markers aren't very good and it's easy to get off the trail. Well maintained nice park but there are lots of side trails to get you lost

hiking
1 month ago

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1 month ago

Surprisingly diverse terrain this close to the city, but be prepared to encounter lots of mountain bikes...nerve-wracking if you are walking with young kids.

hiking
1 month ago

mountain biking
2 months ago

This is a great trail. Whether you're running, walking or mountain biking, it has something for everyone. Considering it's location, it's surprisingly lightly traveled. No views on this one, just good trails --especially for trail running or MTB.

hiking
2 months ago

mountain biking
2 months ago

Good mountain biking trails for any level mountain biker. There are three difficulties for the trails so it is also easy to pick the appropriate trail. The trails are full of free roots, so do not expect a gingerly coast once you get into the trail.

backpacking
2 months ago

good morning and great day

2 months ago

Beautiful place to enjoy a whole day. Very nice trails, good for power walking, trail running mountain biking. Just have to be careful of bikers if you're walking. only giving it 4 stars because the trail was pretty hard to follow at intersections. Had to just wing it and look back on here to see if I was on track.

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

This is one of Charlottes nicest parks with well marked trails. I hike here periodically and love the atmosphere. It's a loop trail around the lake and throughout various wooded areas in the park. It crosses various asphalt roads within the park and lets out near the bathrooms and playground area. A nice place for just about anybody and any activity. Mountain biking is allowed on the trails also. Mecklenburg Parks and Recreation does a great job of maintaining the park. Every now and then I see a wedding party taking photos near the lake, as it is very scenic. This is a staple for the neighborhood regulars. Go Outside And Play !

hiking
3 months ago

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hiking
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