Chicopee Woods

 36 votes

18.4 Miles 29.7 Kilometers



1,618' 493 m


-1,618' -493 m


1,264' 385 m


1,047' 319 m



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

Brian Smith


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

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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.


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.


Local Club: Northeast Georgia SORBA

Land Manager: Elachee Conservation

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Oct 16, 2017
Jason Brazinski
Good time! 18.4mi
Oct 14, 2017
Chuck Riegel
14.9mi — 1h 48m
Oct 12, 2017
Chuck Riegel
All trails open again! 11.4mi — 1h 35m
Oct 3, 2017
Chuck Riegel
12.8mi — 1h 45m
Sep 30, 2017
Chuck Riegel
11.9mi — 1h 21m
Sep 28, 2017
Chuck Riegel
Lots of socializing trailside tonight... 11.7mi — 1h 53m
Sep 28, 2017
Jack Tomassetti
Sep 27, 2017
Brian Puckett
great rides at trailhead. really nice flowing trails. sorba has some great trails 7.5mi

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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
Adequate trail system. If you are advanced you may yawn at the repetitiveness of the sameness machine-built trails offer, but these can be fun when taken at speed. Corners were made by the blind and imagination is not to be found on top of this otherwise beautiful MTB landscape. A very municipal-friendly trail system that will not require your skills too much, but will give you a good workout. Mar 22, 2017

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