Chicopee Woods

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Trail

18.4 Miles 29.7 Kilometers


95%

Singletrack

1,618' 493 m

Ascent

-1,618' -493 m

Descent

1,264' 385 m

High

1,047' 319 m

Low

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

13%

Max Grade (8°)

All Clear

11 days agoUpdate

Lots of awesome singletrack winding through the woods of northeastern Georgia.

Brian Smith

Overview

Multiple loops linked together in the beautiful hardwood forests. A ride that makes for a pleasant workout in the woods.

Need To Know

Tortoise Trail is a directional trail, please refer to signage at the trailhead for information.

Please consider offering a $1.00 donation at the trailhead.

Description

Chicopee Woods is a very pleasant ride that begins with the Tortoise Trail. Start down Tortoise Trail in the direction indicated for that day of the week. Enjoy a mellow warm-up spin until you reach the intersection with White Tail Trail.

Turn down White Tail Trail, enjoy a quick descent and turn left when you hit the service road. Look for Red Tail Trail to climb back into the woods to the right. Red Tail Trail contours through the woods for a couple of miles before terminating on the same service road. Turn left onto the service road and look for White Tail Trail to branch off to the right shortly thereafter.

Follow White Tail Trail through numerous sweeping turns and look for a junction with Copperhead Gap. If you want to shorten the ride, just bypass Copperhead Gap and continue to Flying Squirrel. For a complete tour, turn onto Copperhead Gap here and follow its zigging and zagging nature until you reach Flying Squirrel.

Turn right and follow Flying Squirrel counter clockwise through a series of up's and down's until you find yourself at "Confusion Corner" once again. This time, turn right to continue on White Tail Trail.

This portion of White Tail Trail is a fun, slightly more technical descent down to a creek bed. White Tail Trail then climbs up to "Champagne Hill" before then contouring its way southward next to the interstate. After crossing multiple elevated bridges, cross the creek and begin pedaling up the gravel road.

Depending on the set direction, re-enter Tortoise Trail to complete the portion of the trail that you have yet to ride. Upon exiting the trail at the main trailhead, and assuming you're up for more, turn right to follow the road towards Coyote Connector and Coyote Trail. Ride the quick and fun Coyote Trail in either direction and return to your car by retracing your steps.

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Nov 24, 2016
Chuck Riegel
Awesome Thanksgiving ride. 16.7mi — 1h 55m
Nov 24, 2016
Lucinda Hastings
Nov 19, 2016
Yoann Brugiere
16mi
Nov 14, 2016
Wally Woods
Nov 12, 2016
Chuck Riegel
12.2mi — 1h 37m
Nov 11, 2016
Jordan Eck
13.3mi
Nov 6, 2016
Frank Galvez
Nov 2, 2016
Chuck Riegel
Wiped out pretty good at the bottom of Chain Breaker hill. Hit something under the leaves and went unstable. Couldn't recover. Busted up my lip. 9.4mi — 1h 12m

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All Clear 11 days ago

Rode Tortise to WHite Tail to the Outer loop. Total 9.4 miles. Nice system. WOuld ride again IF i was in the area. Jul 8, 2015


I ride this trail often. The Tortise Trail is a good beginner/warm up trail. I also like the Red Tail trail which is after the first creek crossing, just climb the hill and look to your left for the trail entrance. The trail is about a 2.25 mile loop that comes back out to the same gravel road just 50 ft from the trail entrance. There are also some new trails this year, one is called the Village Trail, give it a try the next time you are there. Dec 22, 2015


Rode tortise to white tail to flying squirrel to white tail to the gravel road climb and back on tortise. Not sure of the mileage, maybe 7-8 miles. There were just a few spots with mud from the rains earlier this week. Really great trail overall. I like the flow. This and olde rope mill are my two favorites. Aug 28, 2016


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