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Colonel Francis Beatty Park Loop

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Charlotte, North Carolina

Colonel Francis Beatty Park Loop is a 4.3 mile heavily 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.

Length4.3 miElevation gain223 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashKid friendlyFishingHikingMountain bikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingRunningForestLakePartially pavedViewsWildlifeBridge outOver grownRocky
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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. Please note that mountain bikes are not allowed on trails when they are wet.

Park/Start at the tennis courts (first left after entering the park).

From I-485: Take the Providence Rd. exit, turn left back towards town. Turn right at the second light onto McKee Rd. Follow McKee Rd. approximately 4 miles to the light at Weddington Rd. (stay to the left at the fork at the Fire Station) Turn right and the Park is 3/4 of a mile on your right. From the Arboretum: Providence Rd. (Hwy 16) out of town approximately miles from the Arboretum at Hwy. 51. Turn left onto McKee Rd. Follow McKee Rd. approximately 4 miles to the light at Weddington Rd. (stay to the left at the fork at the Fire Station) Turn right and the Park is 3/4 of a mile on your right.

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jack Petterson
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they recently added a pump track behind the tennis courts

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Tommy Bern
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Yiaa Thoj
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Super

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Don Taylor
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HikingGreat!

great trail with a touch of difficulty to wake you up. lots of hairpin turns which I'm sure is great for mountain bikers but can get you accidentally missing a portion of the trail.

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Mickey Bellard
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Doug Wardley
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Sebastian Stokas
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Mickey Bellard
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Mickey Bellard
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Candice Wenzel
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perfect for catching the colors of autumn.

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Mickey Bellard
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Mickey Bellard
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Kara Moskowitz
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HikingGreat!

This park is near my house so it's my go-to park. Lots of diverse sections of trail go by the lake, through the woods, by fields, etc. If you're walking, you share the trails with cyclists who aren't always considerate of walkers on the twisty, narrow sections and may come up on you suddenly. It's a beautiful place and you can walk the whole loop in under an hour.

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Mickey Bellard
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Candice Wenzel
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the wooded trail even muddy is still passable

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Ray Bone
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Great trail need to watch where you go or you will do extra miles lol

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Mickey Bellard
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ROBERT MICHELLE ORTLOFF
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Several big muddy patches in the black diamond trail section.

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Mickey Bellard
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Mickey Bellard
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Mickey Bellard
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Jason Jacobs
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Good ride a lot of fun with my son

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jack Petterson
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too many hikers on the bike trail

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Mickey Bellard
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Eligh Williams
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still muddy ~2 days after rain, good range of difficulty even within one trail offshoot

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Rob H
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Little wet, lots of bikes.

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Mickey Bellard
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Mickey Bellard
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russell Headrick
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nice walk

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Coleman Williams
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Watch where you are going, few spots trials are sparsely marked, could end up on trail you don’t want.

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