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Ballantyne District Park

Intermediate

Trail

2.8 mile 4.5 kilometer loop
90% Singletrack
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.

Vinnie Connors

Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

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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Nov 28, 2019
Rick Garcia
Jul 25, 2019
Brett Arneson
2.8mi
Jun 28, 2019
FRG Liteemmup
Easy-2x , intermediate once 2.6mi — 17h 20m
Jun 26, 2019
Ryan Decker
5.6mi
Jun 18, 2019
David Nonnie
David and Corbin 5.6mi — 0h 30m
Jun 16, 2019
Matt Jernigan
Awesome little trail. Fun, fast sections with good flow. Nice berms. 5mi
May 27, 2019
David Nonnie
2.8mi
Apr 27, 2019
Dan P

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#727

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Photos

Taking the berms on the tech loop
Mar 8, 2019 near Marvin, NC
Shredding on of the many berms on Tech Loop.
Oct 24, 2018 near Marvin, NC
One of the larger berms
Dec 4, 2017 near Marvin, NC
Shredding the trails on the new hardtail
Feb 17, 2019 near Marvin, NC
Trail Kiosk / Start of Fields Loop at Ballantyne District Park
Nov 28, 2017 near Marvin, NC

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