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Chicopee Woods Intermediate Loop

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18.4 Miles 29.7 Kilometers



1,561' 476 m


-1,560' -476 m



Avg Grade (2°)


Max Grade (7°)

1,263' 385 m


1,047' 319 m


Shared By Brian Smith


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

Brian Smith

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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.


Local Club: Northeast Georgia SORBA

Land Manager: Elachee Conservation

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Jan 6, 2019
Chuck Riegel
Trails in great shape after all the rain. 9.2mi — 1h 15m
Dec 24, 2018
Chuck Riegel
Slow ride. Trails still really wet after all the rain At least we had one sunny day... 11.5mi — 1h 41m
Dec 17, 2018
Chuck Riegel
Slow ride. Finally a chance to get on the trails. Too much rain! 11.7mi — 1h 47m
Dec 4, 2018
Chuck Riegel
9.8mi — 1h 15m
Nov 30, 2018
Chuck Riegel
Trails much wetter than I expected. Cut the ride short. 7.4mi — 1h 00m
Nov 25, 2018
Igor Leao
Nov 11, 2018
Chuck Riegel
16.2mi — 2h 08m
Nov 4, 2018
Nina Perea

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A combination of Copperhead Gap and Flying Squirrel makes a great ride. A few challenging spots on Copperhead with good ol' XC riding on Flying Squirrel. Nov 26, 2017
F U  
These are nice trails but with the cost of entrance it is not worth driving any distance to ride on them. There are several trail systems that you don't have to pay to park and are really nice trails to ride on. Shame that profits override everything anymore. With that said I encourage all to please take 5 minutes on every ride and do some kind of cleanup on the trail your on. Move a rock, limb or just break some bramble back so it's not grabbing riders. It really is the little things that add up. Thanks for your time. Jan 18, 2018
Eric Jackson
Eric Jackson   Franklin
Drove 1.5 hours to get here. Would not do it again. It seems to be very popular with the locals, but I found the trails uninspired and very boring. They are like someone wandered through the woods and decided to make a bike path where they wandered. I looked forward to going to this trail for 2 years because of the good reviews. Seems like the city built it and forgot it honestly. I would suggest Jack Rabbit in North Georgia near Lake Chatuge for a much more fun and exciting ride. Jack Rabbit is not techinal, but the faster you ride it the more fun it becomes. Dec 1, 2018

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