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Ballantyne District Park

Intermediate
 4.1 (36) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

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


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Map Key

2.8

Miles

4.5

KM

90%

Singletrack

686' 209 m

High

637' 194 m

Low

138' 42 m

Up

140' 43 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Allowed

Features Drops/Jumps

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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. This trail system is located in Ballantyne District Park, part of Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation.

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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Vinnie Connors with improvements by Luis Mart and 1 other

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  4.1 from 36 votes

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Wall Ride
Jun 26, 2020 near Marvin, NC
The Whip
Jul 30, 2020 near Marvin, NC
Jump after berm lead-in.
Mar 22, 2021 near Marvin, NC
nice flow jump line at field loop
Apr 28, 2021 near Marvin, NC
new jump after wallride
Nov 10, 2021 near Marvin, NC
One of the wall ride drop-ins.
Mar 22, 2021 near Marvin, NC

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Apr 8, 2022
Brandon P
Dec 22, 2021
Tim Clark
Nov 8, 2020
Cassie Olerie
Great ride with Joseph.
Nov 6, 2020
Brad Lockhart
5.4mi — 0h 53m
Oct 22, 2020
Brad Lockhart
5mi — 2h 43m
Sep 5, 2020
Mike Davis
6mi — 1h 30m
Nov 28, 2019
Rick Garcia
Jul 25, 2019
Brett Arneson
2.8mi