“The Main Loop, or Colonel Francis Beatty Park Loop, is a moderate loop trail that features a lake.”
— Kristen Arendt
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This route is easy to navigate, and close to home, making it a great option for the whole family.
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.
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.