Colonel Francis Beatty Park

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.02 out of 5
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Intermediate
7
miles

Singletrack
↑ 400 ft
↓ 300 ft
719
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
Great single track. Very narrow in sections. Has just about everything. Trail is 6.5 miles long. Not many climbs, but was a great trail overall. Kudos to the TTB for keeping it up. Be aware of the loose sand, and ride it more than once to learn where the jumps are located.
added by WyomingGranny Gear May 19, 2005
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (41)
 

Poseur

August 9, 2015
29r Frank Poseur  
 
Review: Great park for intermediate riders, had lots of fun with the obstacles and opportunities to jump in many spot throughout the trails

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Granny Gear

June 15, 2015
Samatcnc Granny Gear  
 
Review: Forts time and it's stayed on the easy/beginner trail as I'm still at that level. Very nice and well maintained. Was a little confused early on as the signage was a bit spotty when some of the higher level trails crossed, but that was only one spot that I had that issue. Overall a nice trail and a place I would return to.

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Granny Gear

May 11, 2015
RJDavid8 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Good overall trail that loops relativity well. Difficulty is not consistent throughout on the Intermediate and Expert Trails. Several slightly annoying technical rocky uphill bits.

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Gramcounter


April 4, 2015
jclloyd Gramcounter  
 
Review: Very good trail. Definitely tight and rooty in sections but overall very fun. Will test some of your technical skills on the black sections but you will be rewarded with very fun wooden bridges and jumps. Not very well marked which is the only reason this is not a 5.

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Bunny Hop

December 30, 2014
 
Review: Good little trail for days when you're short on time and need to get a ride in for your health and/or sanity. Not the most exciting or challenging trail in the world, and honestly it's getting pretty beat down after all these years. Roots are constant and brutal on a race (hardtail or short travel) bike, but mid-travel bikes and pretty much any 29'er will be a perfect match. The faster you go, the more fun it is. A full lap with all options is 10.8 miles and top times are in the 29 minute range. Trail handles rain well, as much of it is a sandy soil. It can easily be ridden 24hrs after a rain with no issue. Park allows night riding until the gates close at 9:00 PM. Lots of walkers/runners when the weather's nice, but they go the opposite direction so it's easy to peel off speed and give plenty of room when passing.

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Bunny Hop

January 24, 2015
Guest Bunny Hop  
 
Review: From the trailcrew: A couple corrections from other reviews: 1. The trail is 6.5 miles long.
2. Night riding is only officially allowed on Wed nights as part of a sanctioned ride run by the trail crew ( under guidelines agreed upon with parks and rec) night riding outside this ride puts our access to the park at risk.
3.The trail status is posted open or closed and updated daily on the home page of the Tarheel Trailblazers website. Especially during the winter, the 24 hour rule is often not sufficient to protect the trail.
Thanks and enjoy!

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Trailblazer


October 4, 2014
MtMTB09 Trailblazer  
 
Review: Cool trail for a local city track. A few roots, but nothing too major.

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Granny Gear

July 12, 2014
jmbiker Granny Gear  
 
Review: Good fun. I'm from out of state and had a good time. Nice single track. Great overall ride.

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Granny Gear

July 2, 2014
Alex170170 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Awesome trail, like previously said has a little bit for everyone. Great for beginners or advanced as well (with all three green, blue, and black trails). A few roller coasters, a good amount of jumps, all that good stuff. If there was one problem it was the occasional runner to look out for. Nothing too problematic though-gotta share the trails. Great trail!

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Bunny Hop

June 4, 2014
 
Review: That trail has stepped up this game and added more jumps and roller coasters it's it's fun and good ride. Nothing too technical

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Trailblazer

May 31, 2014
tephabu Trailblazer  
 
Review: Nice trail, with some fun features. Sandy and a little bit rooty...

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Colonel Francis Beatty Park MTB Trail 4.02 out of 5 based on 41 ratings. 41 user reviews.
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