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Main Loop Trail

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4.9 mile 7.9 kilometer loop
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 246' 75 m
Descent: -248' -75 m
High: 731' 223 m
Low: 658' 200 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 7% (4°)

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The Main Loop, or Colonel Francis Beatty Park Loop, is a moderate loop trail that features a lake.

Kristen Arendt

Features Fall Colors · Lake · Views

Family Friendly This route is easy to navigate, and close to home, making it a great option for the whole family.

Overview

The Main Loop Trail, also referred to as Colonel Francis Beatty Park Loop, is a 4.3-mile, moderate trail that features a lake and is accessible year-round and is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running and mountain biking - dogs are welcome as well, as long as they're on a leash.

The trail is a very popular mountain biking trail so those on foot will find themselves stepping to the side to allow bikers to pass. It is a fairly easy trail to navigate with little elevation gain. There are even some nice hammock-ing spots along the way.

Description

The Main Loop (Colonel Francis Beatty Loop) winds around the park passing by the fields, and along the lake. During your outing, the trail crosses a creek and meanders through the forest.

In some places, there are other trails connected to the main trail, which are favored by mountain bikers. A great starting point for any outing is located near Lake Pointe Hall beside the picnic area - pack a lunch or dinner, take a hike, and then come back and enjoy the sun setting over the lake from a cozy picnic spot.

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Sep 1, 2019
Joel Gardner
4.5mi — 1h 35m
Oct 27, 2018
Matt Fallacara
Mar 2, 2018
Mark Meirow
Oct 12, 2017
Jill barber
Jul 9, 2017
Daryl Wilson
Feb 7, 2017
JC N
Great park with lots of trail options for trail running, hiking or mountain biking! Had a blast at this park and will be back again. 6mi
Jan 20, 2017
Gabi Gray

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Trail signs denote branches of trail that are popular for mountain bikers. Keep an eye out for cyclists in these sections!
Nov 22, 2016 near Weddington, NC

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