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Chicopee Woods Intermediate Loop

  4.2 ( 61 ) Favorite


18.4 mile 29.7 kilometer loop
95% Singletrack


Ascent: 1,561' 476 m
Descent: -1,560' -476 m
High: 1,263' 385 m
Low: 1,047' 319 m


Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 13% (7°)


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Trail shared by Brian Smith

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

Brian Smith

Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Helmets are required to ride at Chicopee Woods.


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.

Starting February 2018, there is a $5 entrance fee to the Elachee Nature Center where these trails are located. Or you can get an annual pass for $50. Card only, no cash. This is only required if you are parking on Elachee property.


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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Local Club: Northeast Georgia SORBA

Land Manager: Elachee Conservation

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