Colonel Francis Beatty Park

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Colonel Francis Beatty Park features 7 miles of hiking trails near Charlotte, NC. The park encompasses 265 acres with hiking trails as well as recreational fields and courts, horseshoe pits, indoor shelters, picnic shelters, picnic areas, playgrounds, mountain bike trails, and a lake for kayaking, fishing, and canoeing.
Trail length: 7 miles
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    Reviewed by Jackonalltrails on May 24, 2011

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    The main trail is about a 5 mile loop well-maintained by a bicycle group. Signs direct cyclists to go counterclockwise and walkers to go clockwise. The trail is pleasant, mostly through woods.

    A map of the park and trails is available at

    Print the map before you get there and carry it with you. Maps on the park signs do not show roads or trails.

    There are color coded trails for cyclists. Since walkers go in the opposite direction to cyclists, the signs only show walkers what trail they have been on.
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