Colonel Francis Beatty Park

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.05 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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February 15, 2016
Guest   
 
Review: I think it's a Awsome park for Mt biking
The tar heel trail blazers do a awesome job keeping it great

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Granny Gear

January 17, 2016
 
Review: Being this was my first ever mountain biking experience I have to say it was a blast. I don't have anything to compair the trail to since this was my first ever ride. Expect a few hikers with dogs. Spotted a few large deer. I did notice there is a paved path if you'd like to bring your younger kids for a family day. It's a little confusing of where to go in to and ride. There are a few areas where you can get a little air and get some speed. I plan on making getting some more time in here.

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Gnarly

November 28, 2015
 
Review: Definitely agree that it's a great place for intermediate riders to get lots of miles in. I don't necessarily agree with the black diamond rating for the difficult loops, but there were some tech sections that were gnarly, so I'll give them that. Great place overall! Lots of people out on the trail too, and nearly all very nice people.

Similar Trail: Bavington

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Granny Gear

August 9, 2015
29r Frank Granny Gear  
 
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 13, 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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Colonel Francis Beatty Park MTB Trail 4.05 out of 5 based on 44 ratings. 44 user reviews.
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