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