Chicopee Woods

 27 votes

18.4 Miles 29.7 Kilometers



1,618' 493 m


-1,618' -493 m


1,264' 385 m


1,047' 319 m



Avg Grade (2°)


Max Grade (8°)

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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.

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.


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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Jun 20, 2017
Malcolm Foss
Apparently recent rain. Several muddy spots and debris on trail. Large downed tree on outer/white tail loop. 14.8mi — 1h 38m
Jun 18, 2017
Chuck Riegel
15.2mi — 1h 49m
Jun 13, 2017
Chuck Riegel
11.4mi — 1h 37m
Jun 10, 2017
Chuck Riegel
Trails a lot better now. Very few soft spots. 12.3mi — 1h 28m
Jun 7, 2017
Chuck Riegel
10.3mi — 1h 19m
Jun 1, 2017
Chuck Riegel
13.5mi — 2h 00m
May 29, 2017
Chuck Riegel
Several of the downed trees have been removed, but there's a new on on Red Tail that came down since Saturday. All the recent rains and storms... 10.2mi — 1h 25m
May 27, 2017
Chuck Riegel
14.4mi — 2h 00m

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Minor Issues 10 days ago
Some Mud: More trees down after storms late last week. Lots of muddy spots again.
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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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