Colonel Francis Beatty Park Loop

MODERATE 52 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 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.

DISTANCE
4.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
311 feet
ROUTE TYPE
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.

backpacking
4 hours ago

backpacking
8 days ago

17 days ago

trail running
28 days ago

Convenient

1 month ago

Great for a Sunday walk!

hiking
2 months ago

walking
3 months ago

Perfect

walking
3 months ago

We love this park. The lake is nice and paved paths are good for skateboarding and scooters when walking with the kids!

mountain biking
4 months ago

Fun trails for bikers of all skill levels. During peak times you do have to watch out for people walking the trails, as well as fellow bikers. The expert trail can get rooty at parts and has a few wooden obstacles for those looking for a bit more excitement. Beautiful pond in the center of the park with an area for weddings that is right on the water.
Soccer fields have been undergoing maintenance as of late but are a nice area to go when wanting seclusion. All in all, this has been my happy place and I will continue to go!

4 months ago

little bit confusing but nice trail.

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

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6 months ago

mountain biking
7 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.

walking
8 months ago

9 months ago

mountain biking
9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

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