Col. Francis Beatty Park

2/05 - 6:25pm
6 milesAscent: 600'
80% Singletrack



Loop consisting a green loop (~4 Miles) starting at the Green parking lot, a blue loop (~4 miles) starting at the Blue parking lot. The Blue loop has an optional technical section (the notorious “Beatty’s Black” (1.4 miles) and the “hidden black” if you can find it. This trail system feels less like it was created and more like it was discovered although in the past few years there has been a lot of intentional work done to improve flow. The main loop is fairly open and sandy, with roots and gullies occasionally in play. “Beatty’s Black” is a different story. It is tight and technical, but also features some of the most unique wooden technical trail features in the area. In addition, there is the largest pump track in the area (“The Colonel”) which is smooth, fast, and truly a joy to ride at any age.

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Who does not like Strava?

To sort things out we have created official segments which you can STAR.

If you are starting from the Blue trailhead (aka tennis courts) you can STAR these:

If you are riding into the park this is the one to STAR

And these are all the main trails:


Status only changes when conditions change
OPEN Airline Bike Park 2/08 - 9:06am
CAUTION Anne Springs 1/04 - 1:21pm
OPEN Backyard Trails 2/07 - 2:49pm
CLOSED Ballantyne District Park 1/30 - 11:45am
CLOSED Big Leaf Slopes Park 11/30 - 7:31am
OPEN Brown Mill Mountain Bike Trail 2/05 - 4:42am
CLOSED Cedar Valley Bike Park 1/04 - 2:19pm
OPEN Col. Francis Beatty Park 2/05 - 6:25pm
OPEN Fisher Farm Park 2/05 - 3:33pm
OPEN Harrisburg Half 1/04 - 2:23pm
CAUTION Jetton Park 1/04 - 2:24pm
OPEN Lake Norman State Park 2/08 - 7:03am
OPEN Mazeppa Park 2/07 - 9:21am
OPEN Mountain Creek Park 2/07 - 8:04am
CLOSED Mountain Island Park 1/24 - 1:36pm
CLOSED North Mecklenburg Park 1/30 - 11:22am
OPEN Park Road Park 2/05 - 1:35pm
OPEN Poston Park 1/04 - 2:28pm
OPEN Purser Hulsey Park 2/06 - 3:30pm
CAUTION Renaissance Park 1/04 - 2:28pm
CAUTION Rocky Branch Park 2/05 - 6:37pm
OPEN Rocky River Trail 1/04 - 2:29pm
OPEN Sherman Branch 2/05 - 9:26am
CLOSED Signal Hill 1/23 - 8:33pm
OPEN Southwest District Park 2/06 - 1:01pm
CLOSED USNWC 1/30 - 8:54am
OPEN Uwharrie 1/04 - 2:29pm

Don't ride muddy trails!

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