Col. Francis Beatty Park

4/09 - 8:37pm
6 milesAscent: 600'
80% Singletrack
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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
CLOSED Airline Bike Park 4/11 - 11:21am
CAUTION Anne Springs 1/04 - 1:21pm
OPEN Backyard Trails 4/11 - 5:05pm
OPEN Ballantyne District Park 3/14 - 1:37pm
OPEN Big Leaf Slopes Park 2/02 - 10:39am
CLOSED Brown Mill Mountain Bike Trail 4/09 - 1:42pm
CLOSED Cedar Valley Bike Park 4/09 - 12:16pm
CLOSED Col. Francis Beatty Park 4/09 - 8:37pm
CLOSED Fisher Farm Park 4/09 - 12:16pm
OPEN Harrisburg Half 1/04 - 2:23pm
CAUTION Jetton Park 1/04 - 2:24pm
CLOSED Lake Norman State Park 4/11 - 8:21am
CLOSED Mazeppa Park 4/10 - 7:04am
CLOSED Mountain Creek Park 4/09 - 1:45pm
CLOSED Mountain Island Park 4/10 - 6:43am
CLOSED North Mecklenburg Park 4/10 - 11:19am
CLOSED Park Road Park 4/09 - 2:00pm
OPEN Poston Park 9/11 - 3:37pm
CLOSED Purser Hulsey Park 4/09 - 3:44pm
OPEN Renaissance Park 7/16 - 5:48pm
CLOSED Rocky Branch Park 4/10 - 4:13pm
CLOSED Rocky River Trail 12/13 - 2:55pm
CLOSED Sherman Branch 4/09 - 1:52pm
CLOSED Signal Hill 4/09 - 1:17pm
OPEN Southwest District Park 3/12 - 10:43pm
CAUTION USNWC 7/20 - 2:03pm
OPEN Uwharrie 1/04 - 2:29pm

Don't ride muddy trails!

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