Colonel Francis Beatty Park Loop

MODERATE 68 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.

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
12 days ago

14 days 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
20 days ago

mountain biking
25 days 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
26 days ago

mountain biking
1 month 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
1 month ago

good morning and great day

1 month 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
1 month ago

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month 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
2 months ago

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hiking
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backpacking
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backpacking
3 months ago

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trail running
3 months ago

Convenient