Colonel Francis Beatty Park

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.00 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 (38)
 


April 4, 2015
 
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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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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January 24, 2015
 
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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October 4, 2014
 
Review: Cool trail for a local city track. A few roots, but nothing too major.

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

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July 2, 2014
 
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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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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May 31, 2014
 
Review: Nice trail, with some fun features. Sandy and a little bit rooty...

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May 11, 2014
 
Review: Super fun trail.

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February 6, 2014
JBX
 
Review: Nice local trail, full loop doing the 2 black diamond sections is 6.5 miles. Fast track with some nice berms, jumps, and ladders. Thanks Trailblazers.
Watch out for runners, dog walkers, families, the only negative, multi-use trail, everyone enjoys it.

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January 16, 2014
 
Review: Nice place. I don't believe I rode long enough to say really good or bad. What I did ride, I enjoyed. Decent singletrack. Nothing very challenging. Not a bad place if you are local. Would not drive very far to ride.

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Colonel Francis Beatty Park MTB Trail 4.00 out of 5 based on 38 ratings. 38 user reviews.
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