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greenBlue Ballantyne District Park

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Trail

2.8 mile 4.5 kilometer loop
Singletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 138' 42 m
Descent: -140' -43 m
High: 686' 209 m
Low: 637' 194 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 10% (6°)

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Trail shared by Vinnie Connors

A fun, fast, beginner-friendly trail with two main loops and tons of well-made berms.

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Family Friendly This is a very short and easy trail that does not require much climbing and can be lapped over and over.

These trails close for 24 hours after rain. For current conditions go to: tarheeltrailblazers.com/

Overview

One of Charlotte's newest trail systems, Ballantyne opened in early 2017 and has three loops of increasing difficulty, Flow Loop, Fields Loop, and Tech Loop.

Need to Know

This trail is commonly called "277" due to the area code in which it resides, 28277.

Description

This ride starts at the main parking lot by the Bojangles Outdoor Pavilion behind the Morrison YMCA near the trail kiosk at the start of the Fields Loop. After passing the gate across the access road, take a left at the trail marker and continue on the Fields Loop in a clockwise direction. After about half a mile, the trail intersects with the Timothy Court Connector and continues at the edge of the treeline back to the start of the trail.

After passing the trail kiosk for the second time, stay on the left side of the road and continue to the Main Parking Lot / Flow Loop Connector on the left to access the Flow Loop. This connector has tons of roots and is probably the most challenging part of the trail system.

After crossing the wooden bridge that spans a small creek, stay right to begin the Flow Loop. It starts with a very easy half-mile climb that leads to where the fun begins. The last half mile of the Flow Loop is a fast and flowy section that weaves its way through the trees over many rollers and a few small jumps to end with a few switchback berms that allow you to keep up a high rate of speed.

After the last switchback berm, take the right fork at the intersection with Tech Loop. Tech Loop, the newest addition to the trail system which opened in late 2018, is the most challenging and most fun section of trail. Follow the loop in the clockwise direction for about three quarters of a mile until the trail connects back to the Flow Loop near the bridge at the intersection with Main Parking Lot / Flow Loop Connector.

At nearly the three-mile mark, after crossing the bridge over the creek for a second time, take the Main Parking Lot / Flow Loop Connector option on the left and follow the trail back to the parking lot to conclude the ride.

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Mar 31, 2019
Brandy Walters
Jason Noah Lukas. rode left Loop backwards by accident. 2.8mi
Mar 30, 2019
Justin Walker
Sep 5, 2018
Dick Hertz
flowy 8mi
Jul 15, 2018
Gabe Gandara
Jul 8, 2018
Matt Crosby
May 27, 2018
Shane Huneycutt
This was the first time my 6 year old and I had been on these trails. We really enjoyed them. We will definitely be back! 3.3mi
Mar 28, 2018
Tyson Riley
4mi
Feb 24, 2018
Dave Scaglione
2.2mi

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  4.1 from 13 votes

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Matt Crosby
Mount Holly, NC
Matt Crosby   Mount Holly, NC
Just rode this trail today. It was a blast! Fast and flowing. Jul 3, 2018

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