Chicopee Woods

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21
miles

Intermediate

Singletrack
↑ 4,600 ft
↓ 3,800 ft
1,213
elevation (ft)
4.4
avg mph
426
ridden
179
wishlist
2:40
avg time

Loop
AVERAGE RATING
4.44 out of 5
About This Trail
added by mudhunny Singletrack on December 31, 2002
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The Chicopee Woods Mountain Bike Park is a well maintained group of trails kept by the Gainesville SORBA chapter. There are over 21 miles of dedicated Mountain Bike trails made up of several loops. There's a 2.6 mile beginner friendly trail named The Tortoise Loop. Four intermediate level trails totaling 14 miles include the Red Tail loop, Flying Squirrel, White Tail loop and Coyote trail. The Copperhead Gap trail is 4.5 miles and the most technical trail in the system. Trail maps are posted at the main trailhead kiosk in the parking lot as well as at major intersections along the trail system. The trails are closed at sunset and after significant rain. For more information and current trail status visit www.gainesvillesorba.org.
Night riding at specific times, with approved leaders only.
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System Trails (7)
Coyote Loop / Devil's Backbone
Tortoise Trail
Hare Trail
Red Tail Loop
White Tail
Copperhead Gap
Flying Squirrel
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crp534 on September 24, 2014
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Review: Lots of climbing but you're defiantly rewarded for the climbs with lots of fast flowing singletrack. I normally ride white tail and flying squirrel it's about 11 miles and 1200 feet of gain. Nice trails for all levels though. Can get really crowded on the weekends but the trail is big enough that you're not meeting a lot of people on the trail.

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Guest on September 4, 2014
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Review: Not much elevation change or technical elements. Does flow nicely.

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DownhillHuck on August 31, 2014
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Review: Awesome place to ride but veryyyy intense. All things from very easy to intense sections. Has a lot of fun downhill with some very nice burms built in. Very challenging uphill but they have great result with a fun downhill. Copperhead gap is the most intense with a lot of uphill and roots, flying squirrel is by far the best trail with some amazing downhill that you hall ass on. You need to check these trails out if you love mountain biking

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claymcneil on August 30, 2014
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Review: I thought these trails were phenomenal. Went over Labor Day weekend, so it was pretty packed, but it was great. Will definitely return next time I'm in the area!

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jamesklenser on August 2, 2014
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Review: I thought I was going to die. I am a newb to the trails and this was my first.Trails were very technical with lots of climbs but did I go with an experienced group. For a newb I think this trail is too difficul but I cant wait to come back when I am better equipped physically and technically.

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pikletreestem on July 6, 2014
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Review: This really is a great ride for all levels. I am not knew but returning to riding single track and these trails have it all! Tough up hill and root/rock sections, rolling into nice speedy downhills. So far I've been here five times and have seen a family of Whitetail Deer three times! I love the wet crossings and the little waterfall and stream along Whitetail Loop at the base of Granny's Climb. The trails are well marked and easy to follow. Watch out for the loose pebbles and loose dirt on the outside of the turns, it will grab your tires and you will eat dirt!

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SunSnowandWater on June 15, 2014
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Review: I believe this is my favorite place to ride. I like feeling like I've gotten a workout but enjoying every minute of it. I find the trails to be flowy, so you're consistently pedaling and getting rewarded. Flying Squirrel is a blast too. I always have a great time here. I believe I've ridden everything. The trails across the street from the parking lot are more advanced. I believe. I didn't enjoy them as much personally. I think everything is very well marked, though I did get temporarily confused at Confusion Corner today. I didn't want to do the creek crossing on White Trail and couldn't remember which way to go. I started the wrong way and realized it when I kept going downhill. I turned around and found the right way back. :) Tortoise Loop is a beginner trail. I've ridden it but can't remember or comment much on it.

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bw020752 on May 25, 2014
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Review: While on vacation, I stopped by for a ride and wow "this place is outstanding!!!" I really enjoyed this trail system. My only problem is I was running late on time and couldn't spend the whole day playing.

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Guest on May 19, 2014
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Review: This system is amazing, perfect for all riders! and exciting around every bend. They take great care of these trails and always had fun here.

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Slee_Stack on April 29, 2014
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Review: My prior review disappeared. Chicopee is a regular after work ride for me spring through fall. I consider it a top GA trail system and on par, if not better than, Blanket's Creek. My usual route almost always includes Red Tail, Flying Squirrel, and Copperhead Gap. I usually skip Coyote and a portion of White Tail (Champain Hill).
If you only visit three trail systems in GA, make sure this is one of them.

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Guest on April 6, 2014
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Review: Road the trail today. There were a lot of cars there but while on the tail I only seen 3 other riders on different trails. My brother in law and I are just taking up mountain biking and this place was awsome. You may want to read the trail maps because we didn't and took almost the hardest trail on coyote loop witch was a lot of fun and we finished it but was tired when we got done. Seen a lot of wild life including deer witch was cool. Then went to one of the easier trails and it was very fast but has a good bit of roots so be aware. Def will go back. We went on the trails at the college down the road first and it was fun but not like here.

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Allen0285 on March 26, 2014
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Review: My favorite loop is white tail to flying squirrel. Best trails in the Gainesville, GA area.

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Fit4Life28 on March 25, 2014
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Review: Very well put together and always fun

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bhmtb on March 17, 2014
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Review: Well-built and well-maintained dedicated bike trails through the woods and across a small stream. Great place to learn to ride, but has plenty of challenges for experienced riders as well. Many miles of trails to choose from, only some are directional. Donation suggested for parking/ride.

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LucindaInGA on December 27, 2013
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Review: This was my second time at Chicopee, the first being many years ago. (I'm just getting back into mountain biking shape, so keep that in mind). Rode the Tortoise and Outer Loops. Lots of roots in places. The trails are generally twisty and turny, especially on the downhill. But they're quite scenic with waterfalls, bridges, and water crossings. No really bad climbs, but lots of fun downhill. I'll appreciate it even more once I get in shape and can tackle the more difficult trails :)

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Theejuicer on December 17, 2013
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Review: Not very technical but fast.

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N8xC on December 4, 2013
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Review: One of my few 'go to' trails living in the metro-Atlanta area. As a trail roughly 30 minutes away, it's one of the best trails you'll find in the area! There's tons of well-blazed singletrack with some technical spots built in...especially at the creek crossing! A must-ride for any XC or endurance riders!

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MTB Crackfox on November 9, 2013
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Review: Chicopee Woods is never a disappointment. Haven't been on it in awhile but I will sure be back again soon. The trails are leaf covered, but it's fall so that's expected. I only rode Tortoise to Flying Squirrel and back in, about 10 1/4 miles, but great ride. Some fast downhill, couple good jumps and some tight corners get the morning started off right. Highly recommended trail. You can spend all day out here and not get bored.

Similar Trail: Charleston Park, Bull Mountain, Blankets Creek

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MTB Crackfox on October 22, 2013
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Review: This is a great set of trails. Skill levels for everyone. All the trails are clearly marked. Have fun at Confusion Corner. This is a set of trails that you will come back to over and over again. Be sure to check the website before going. They close the trails often for rain and maintenance. Hate for you to waste your drive. Can't say how great these trails really are.

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raaiken on September 19, 2013
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Review: pure fun single track. that is all that needs to be said.

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jnroyal on September 13, 2013
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Review: Rode these trails on Monday, 9/9/2013 and really enjoyed them. The most important thing I would note is that there currently is NO RUNNING WATER. I had read the trail descriptions beforehand and was counting on getting water there so arriving with only a half-full Camelbak on a hot day was a bit of a problem.

As others have noted, the trails are fast and flowy and tons of fun. They are mostly singlespeed friendly though I did find myself walking a few of the hills at the end (due more to fatigue than steepness). I wouldn't call any of the trails very technical though there are a few sections in Copperhead Gap that can "bite" you if you hit them with too much speed (which I of course did).

Locals were very friendly and there are change rooms and pit toilets at the trailhead.

If you're going to be in the Atlanta area i definitely recommend you bring your bike and hit these trails. Just make sure you fill up your bottles/Camelbak before you arrive.

Similar Trail: Warrior Creek in Wilkesboro, NC

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shubedo on June 27, 2013
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Review: Great trail system, easily the best in the metro area. Its got something for everyone.

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Schell21 on April 18, 2013
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Review: It has a lot of flow to it which i really like and long fun down hills. My only complaint would the the trail marking gets kind of confusing.

Similar Trail: bear creek

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les_625 on December 9, 2012
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Review: Awesome trail system! Has flow, hills, nice downhills, and many technical sections. There's even a deep creek crossing thrown in the mix. Chicopee is a fun ride and I might even dare to say it's just as good (or even better) than Blankets Creek.

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jayfox on September 24, 2012
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Review: Went up early Saturday morning - first ones on the trail. Planned to ride Tortoise Loop and Red Tail, didn't have a lot of time. Ended up on Flying Squirrel, then after taking a wrong turn at Confusion Corner ended up on the wrong half of White Tail which we had already ridden. The trails are great. The signage sucks. Print a map and take it with you, maybe it will help. SORBA needs to put blazes on trails so you can verify you are on the right trail after making a turn. Ran into some others who were just as confused and lost as we were. Our planned 3 mile ride turned into 10 miles.

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nvrenf on July 10, 2012
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Review: First time out today - wish I had made it out to these trails before they washed/rutted so much ... the downhills would have been exceptional then. Was glad to have good brakes. The climbs were a killer.... especially the hike a bike up from the creek. A little more sun on this trail than i am used to - made for an extra toasty warm ride. An excellent workout. The previous review stands true regarding facilities at the trail head... an out house style bathroom & a water spigot bike wash area... used it as a 'biker'wash area - nice cold water.

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inbody06 on February 12, 2012
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Review: great trails , fast flowing ,fun trails . directional by day . cool bridges to cross by the creek bottom .lots of fun

Similar Trail: fort yargo

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HiFi1981 on November 29, 2011
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Review: Great flow, just when the climb becomes strenuous you are rewarded with a flowing downhill.

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dcluley on November 10, 2011
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Review: Checked this trail system out for a 1 day trip while on a GA/SC mountain bike minitour. Rode everything but copperhead, and it was a blast. This trail is the definition of an "intermediate" trail. Nothing too technical to not clear, and flow on Flying Squirrel is awesome in spots. Being a flatlander weekend warrior from FL, the climbs were not too tough for me to handle. The terrain was nice and it seemed like you were in the middle of the woods except for the interstate noise! Wish I had a trail with some easy rolling varying terrain like this close to where I live for a change of pace.

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chriscrowe16 on November 8, 2011
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Review: I go to these trails every Saturday and Sunday. I have never had a problem with these trails other than running out of water. I ride competitively so it is a great place to ride and get ready for a race. They have tracks for beginners and experts, but over all the best track I have ridden yet

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ATGiles on November 4, 2011
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Review: A bit of a challenge. Great downhills but they come with a price (the last uphill is really long). Great trail overall.

Similar Trail: Gainesville State College

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limetownjack on November 3, 2011
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Review: Great trail system and one of my favorites, especially Copperhead Gap. Everything is well maintained (minus the bathroom so crap beforehand) and the trails are well marked for the most part. I did get turned around a couple times but to be fair their was also a lot of leaf cover. The advanced trails offer the occasional lung buster but there are a couple trails (approx 4-5 mi combined) for those just starting out. Definitely worth the drive.

Similar Trail: Blankets Creek

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davemayo2000 on November 2, 2011
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Review: Chicopee has been my regular ride this season and I really love every time out. My normal loop is Tortoise->Hare->Red Tail->White Tail->Flying Squirrel->White Tail->Tortoise, which is about a 9-9.5 mile, mostly intermediate level run. There's nothing too technical on that route. A few rooty climbs here and there. There are some sustained climbs out on White Tail (Champain Hill and the double track from the creek crossing back up to Tortoise), but they're not very steep. I wish there were more small jumps built into the descents on all these trails, but that's a minor issue. There's definitely something for almost everyone out here. Beginner's will have no trouble with the Tortoise Loop. The Red and White Tail loops are good intermediate runs. Flying Squirrel is nice for some speed and may be slightly more advanced than White Tail. Copperhead can get fairly technical and provides nice, steep, but not too long rocky, rooty climbs and descents. Coyote Loop on the other side of the road from the parking lot is a good finisher for me some days. It's not overly technical, but it's a little tighter and twistier than the other system and has one pretty killer set of switchbacks in the middle.

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darrinw2001 on September 2, 2011
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Review: had a blast riding here although we were not able to hit all the trails. we did flying squirrel, tortoise. Hare, and white tail and all were awesome. we will be back for sure!

Similar Trail: Jack Rabbit and FATS

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kwnichol on August 2, 2011
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Review: Fantastic trail system. Very well maintained. This was our first time out to this trail and we were a bit overwhelmed by the crowds. The signage is quite misleading in spots and we ended up going the wrong way on the white trail. Fortunately, as with most trails, someone pointed us in the correct direction. I HIGHLY recommend you print a map before going. All in all, the white and Flying squirrel trails were fun and challenging for this beginner.

Similar Trail: Dauset Trails

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GoKite5 on June 26, 2011
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Review: Great trail for cross country fast riding. Nothing technical. The trail has great gradual climbs and descents with beautiful flow so you can really get going and enjoy your ride.

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shovelchop73 on May 31, 2011
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Review: awesome trail system. rode all but red tail? was fast!! funny thing is no crazy hills. just real smooth. you can get on the big ring and little back one on these trails. wish it was closer to home! had a blast if it wasnt so hot would've went again! definitely check it out.

Similar Trail: blankets creek

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Hardtail.Junky on March 14, 2011
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Review: I've been riding here for some time and absolutley love this trial system. If you're looking to have a quick fun heart pumping ride take the hair trail to the white tail trail and in about 45min - hour later you will be begging to come back. SORBA does a great job of maintaining these trails! Hopefully I'll get enough stamina built up to ride the copper head trail some day. Rode it once and swore it off haha. Seriously a blast though. If you're looking for a great time go here!

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Johns96ss on February 15, 2011
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Review: Great trail! I have heard that this trail was canine companion friendly in the past, is this still true?

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jeff on February 4, 2011
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Review: I don't know why I don't ride here more often: miles of trails that are fast, fast, fast! If you're looking for technical trails, this isn't the place. Groomed and flowy singletrack that doesn't feel cramped (even though the network is fairly compact). Directional by day of week.

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Guest on November 1, 2010
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Review: Rode this past Saturday between 4-6pm. Perfect weather for a ride. Linked three trails for an 11.5 mile ride. If there had been more sunlight left I'd gone back for more. Love the trails there.

Similar Trail: Blankets Creek, Conyers Horse Park

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spikel on October 4, 2010
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Review: Great trail! Sorba has done a phenom job! Fast, narley if you want, smooth if you dont. DIRECTIONS ABOVE ARE WRONG! I-85 has undergone MAJOR changes in this area. UPDATED 10-2-10 85 N TO 985 N exit 17. follow signs for Elachee Outdoors Center/Chicopee Mill Historic District [go left onto Atlanta Hwy for appx 1.5 miles. Make a right at the Chicopee Baptist Church and another hard right onto A Ave/Elachee Dr. Its practically a U turn but in 50 yards you will see a sign for the wilderness entrance (plus a golf course). Parking for the trail system will be appx .5 miles on your left.

Similar Trail: Blankets Creek

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Hipatoid on September 23, 2010
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Review: Great trail system! Has a bit of riding for all trail style riders. Several loops to jump in and out of. With all the trail loops this can be a 30 min quick ride or an all day adventure.

* Review edited 9/28/2010

Similar Trail: Blankets Creek

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JackPompanoBeach on September 14, 2010
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Review: I had not been here since Zig Zag was redone, and I forgot that this is one of the baddest rides in the area! Killer fast, and it's as technicial as you want to make it. Climbing is minimal except for a couple places, all excellent well maintained single track, and yes, some beginner trails. I rode this on my free ride bike, and it totally rocks. These guys do an unbelievable job on building trails.

Similar Trail: I am not a huge fan of, but Jack Rabbit was supposedly built by the same people. It's totally maintained single track, just lacking the interesting twists and turns of Chicopee. I still would say go there!

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west_is_best on July 11, 2010
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Review: Trails are in really good shape. Great flow allows you to really get locked in on a few sections. A pretty heady ride, brah!

Similar Trail: Issaquenna Trails in Clemson.

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trainhard22 on February 19, 2010
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Review: Simply Awesome - has to be the best overall trail in GA.

Similar Trail: Blankets

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Greg Heil on February 4, 2010
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Review: closed for wet conditions. always be sure to check http://gainesvillesorba.org for up-to-date trail closure information

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kstoddart on November 28, 2009
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Review: Wow! Awesome.

Similar Trail: Blankets Creek

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peterjm76 on July 31, 2009
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Review: Great trails for all skill levels. Lots of good singletrack for a full day of riding. Probably some of the best trails in the area.

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steel36 on July 21, 2009
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Review: This is just what a trail system should be. Several trails converging and diverging, allowing you to choose your own adventure based on your time allowance and ability. A friendly group is always around and happy to help newbies on the trail.

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ebm62980 on July 14, 2009
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Review: Awesome trail...has a bit of everything. I went for the first time last week and only did about 10 miles which I guess is half of what Chicopee offers. Alot of smooth straightaways and fast turns and very well maintained with maps and plenty of signs along the way.

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GoldenGoose on May 24, 2009
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Review: ~25 miles of well maintained single track that includes smoking fast downhill descents, challenging climbs, and a creek crossing thrown in for good measure. Arguably the best in town ride and probably among the top 5 in the entire state. The new loops really added a new dimension to the trails and took this place to a new level.

Similar Trail: Blankets creek Olympic Horse PArk

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cbauza on April 11, 2009
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Review: Great medium mtb skills trail. Good for 2 or loops.

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j._r._eaton on March 29, 2009
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Review: I feel it's the best system anywhere near Atl. No extreem climbs but this trails 20 miles can put it to you and you still have 10 miles to go. I would give it a 5, but just incase.

Similar Trail: Blankets Creek, Fort Yargo.

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Greg Heil on February 6, 2009
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Review: Rode everything Chicopee has to offer, and there is actually a totaly of 21 miles of trails here, if you link everything together. Has a good spattering of everything, and the trails are really well maintained. Almost too well... should have left more rocks and roots in there. But all in all, a sweet trail!

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Keldog7 on November 8, 2008
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Review: Rode Tortoise Trail and Hare Trail today, had a really great time. This was my first trip and the trail is very nicely maintained. Thank you Gainesville SORBA. Can't wait to go back. There is lots of road construction going on at the interstate exit, so when you turn right onto the frontage road, follow it to the first stop light, turn right and then turn left at the next light. That will take you to the Nature Center and bike trails. (the parking area is very clearly marked with signs)

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mckenzie1975 on November 7, 2008
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Review: I just started riding and went on the tortoise trail last weekend. Having never done a trail ride like this before I felt completely comfortable and enjoyed my first round so much that I did it twice. If you are a beginner like me I would suggest trying this trail out. It is fast paced enough to keep you interested and isn't so difficult that you will call it a day after one loop. My only word of caution is to be alert as this trail had quite a few riders on it going in both directions and there was an occassional jogger or two.

Similar Trail: I've not ridden any others....yet :)

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z1300vg30 on August 2, 2008
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Review: Gville Sorba has done some extensive work on these trails here as of lately. Today I rode a loop of WhiteTail, which I think is a beginner? It was short. Then I took the Tortoise loop and Hare Loop, then I took Hare down to the connector where Red Trail starts and rode Red Trail. All of these trails were in great shape.

Similar Trail: Gainesville College, Blankets Creek, Ft. Yargo

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chris_lyles79 on June 17, 2008
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Review: These are incredible trails, some of the be4st in the state. Its nice to be able to ride 15+ miles without having to do the same trail twice like alot of the places around the greater Atlanta area.

Similar Trail: Stonewall

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cbhale on April 22, 2008
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Review: Chicopee is where I first got on a mountain bike and it left quite an impression. Just plain fun twisty single track in parts, some great no-brakes descents, and some tough long climbs. I usually stuck to the outer loop which provides a good workout, but isn't super technical but occasionally ventured onto zig zag to give the lungs a bit more of a challenge. A hearty thanks to SORBA and the folks that maintain Chicopee and to Susie who first brought me there. If you are in the ATL, you've gotta visit Chicopee.

Similar Trail: Blankets Creek

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setohw on November 4, 2007
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Review: First time, and it kept me on my toes most of the way around, although the beginning lulls you into thinking its pretty easy. Zig-zag almost killed me though, but beautiful scenery. Kind of a b**** to find w/ all the construction at the highway exit...

Similar Trail: LJCC in Birmingham

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Bullitrider on July 16, 2007
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Review: Fun trails... I ride the Bullit or the fat possum there. It has fun technical stuff and some nice climbs (I like going down hill better) Great place to get some laps in...

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mscaldas on May 29, 2007
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Review: (First, I want to bring attention to a detour on Frontage Rd. Simply follow the detour sings before getting into the college campus.) Awesome Trails. Loved it all, even after loosing my rear wheel. Well, the wheel was compromised already, but the zig-zag made sure to finish the job. Very long climbs, lots of roots and way technical on some places, but still! Great ride and good exercise. The Zig-zag definitely wore me out trying to do all the climbing thru those roots. And when back to the outer loop, that I though the job was done.... Man what a climb at the end.. pretty tough!

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Rebus on May 14, 2007
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Review: This is an updated review because the changes to Chicopee make this one of the best singletrack trails in the state. The outer loop is a great mix of low grade climbing and excellent fast and sweepy descents. The trail winds through the woods and gives you some technical root riding and switchbacks, and then rewards your efforts with several hundred yards of fast downhill. I had a great time and the new additions and improvements show that the Gainesville SORBA chapter is the best.

Similar Trail: Dauset Natures Trails, Ft Yargo

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harohomeboy on April 18, 2007
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Review: These trails are sweet. The turns are fast, and are designed so that you can carry alot of speed through the corners. The Zig Zag trail is pretty rough. If you ride here in the summer make sure you have plenty of water, and this will be a pretty long, hard ride, so make sure that you have some extra food. This is a great place to ride.

Similar Trail: Big Creek is close.

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madlion on December 5, 2006
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Review: The trail was great last weekend. The parking lot was full but once on the trail we felt like we were the only ones riding. The outer loop was great. Zig-Zag was slow and tough. Awesome set of trails.

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R3 on September 10, 2006
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Review: I've ridden this trail once and it wasn't a good experience. The trail was great, but I wrecked, hit my head really hard and broke my helmet. So I'm looking forward to going back out there. Lots of fun, fast, twisty decents that keep you smiling. A good ride, but just hold on.

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Rthur2sheds on July 5, 2006
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Review: Chicopee is a near-perfect blend of ridability and challenge. The relatively short length also enables the rider to drop in, blow through the course andmove on! OR, go for another loop... When I am motivated, I do the outer loop, then the inner loop... The inner loop, while shorter, is a bit more technical. If you go, don't forget the "Devil's Backbone" trail on the opposite side of the parking area... Chicopee Rocks!

Similar Trail: Ft Yargo State Park

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Guest on April 17, 2006
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Review: Great singletrack, expecially the outer loop and inner loop. These trails are much more fun in the direction indicated on trail markers (clockwise). Stay away from zig zag unless you're looking for a very slow, curvy trail with TONS of tree roots. Get more info and trail maps at: http://data.gc.peachnet.edu/www/clubs/mtnbike/Cmap.htm

Similar Trail: Yellow River

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Rebus on March 13, 2006
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Review: Rode the Outer Loop. The singletrack is really well maintained and smooth, with just enough roots and climbs and switchbacks to keep you technically involved. The climbs are short and easy enough, except for the FS road climb after the last creek crossing. That part just really didn't fit in with the rest of the trail. There is one deadly set of switchbacks going down around the 4 mile mark that also didn't really seem to fit in with the flow if the rest of the track. One other complaint is the lack of really speedy sections. What I mean is that there's no places where you can get up some good speed without coming to a sharp turn or rooty section that will slow you down. You can have short bursts of speed on some short sweep sections, but there's always a tight switchback just ahead that slows you down. That's my one minor complaint, other than that, it was a fantastic trail and I'll be back.

Similar Trail: Blankets Creek

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MBnewbie on March 1, 2006
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Review: went out today for the first time here. A lot harder than Ft Yargo, but a lot of fun. Trails well marked and easy to find your way. Wouldnt say this is a beginner trail though and if it is I would love to see an advanced trail. Woowee, love this new sport! (New to me anyway.)

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K2K on August 22, 2005
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Review: Great Day of Riding. Did the whole Magilla. Outerloop, Red, Zig Zag. Saw a deer while resting at the ZigZag/Inner Loop Junction. Amazing what a little silence will get you... Missed Devil's Backbone across the street cause lawdy it was Hotttttttt 94 in the shade according to my lil thermometer

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smennor0310 on August 22, 2005
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Review: Lots of fun! Well maintianed, interesting, and diverse enough to provide good riding for all experience levels.

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jbersch on November 2, 2004
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Review: Great set of trails. Outer loop is a great intermediate ride. Zig Zag is tough but worth it. Well marked trails, well maintained. Overall a great place to ride. Yeah, the last uphill IS a killer!

Similar Trail: Yellow River, Blanket's Creek.

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Guest on November 15, 2003
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Review: Chicopee offers a variety of challenges for all. The trails are marked well and in very good shape. The Outer Loop is a great ride with a few climbs and some good technical single track. The climb home is BIG! Thanks SORBA!!!!!!!!!

Similar Trail: Ag Center, Yellow River

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Guest on June 22, 2003
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Review: The trail/loop is 2.9 miles long.

Similar Trail: Blankets Creek, Woodstock

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Guest on June 22, 2003
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Review: Maintained by the SORBA Gainesville chapter, this is a very fast, singletrack course with lots of switches and flatout, blasting straightaways. The climbing here is minimalistic, with only one real burner that's about 50 yards; once you grind it out, it's back down for the last whoopee. BE ADVISED that there are some very treacherous areas located sporadically throughout the loop; they're typically marked with orange tape, so if you're new (and especially a beginner) to the trail and see the tape up ahead, pull back and ease into whatever's coming. This trail is very similar to Blankets Creek (Woodstock) but a lot faster. You go easy with no effort, or you can blast and get the heart rate up.

Similar Trail: Blankets Creek

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Guest on December 31, 1969
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Review: Sueeet trail. Haven't checked the zig zag yet. Gonna check it this week hopefully.

Similar Trail: Catawba River Park in Charlotte, NC

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Guest on December 31, 1969
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Review: The trails at Chicopee are very fun to ride. There are many routes to take but my favorite is the outer loop combined with red trail. No matter which route you choose you will have fun at Chicopee. The trails are kept in great shape thanks to all the dedicated members of the Gainesville chapter of SORBA. THANK YOU GAINSVILLE CHAPTER OF SORBA!

Similar Trail: Stonewall

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Guest on December 31, 1969
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Review: Fun trail.Note: the exit number has been changed from 4 to 16!

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Guest on December 31, 1969
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Review: This is a great group of trails that can be combined to make for a long ride. My favorite is the outer loop because of it`s diversity. You really can`t lose whatever trail you choose. See ya on the trails!

Similar Trail: Ridgeway in Gilmer County

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Guest on December 31, 1969
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Review: A great set of trails. If you can get here with plenty of time and energy, you will find all kinds of different loops to try. Not terribly difficult, but a lot of fun.

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Guest on December 31, 1969
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Review: This sight has several loops that can be taken. I prefer the Lake Loop over the Zig Zag Loop. This loop is shorter (2.6 miles long), but there are few flat areas. It is fairly steep, rolling terrain. I usually ride it twice, once in each direction for a great workout. Being only 30 minutes from home is a big plus. Do not ride if the trail is wet, this has kept the trail in such good condition. Thanks SORBA.

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Guest on December 31, 1969
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Review: This is a fun trail and worth the ride. Enjoyed the zig-zag fun but technical. Sorba does a good job in keeping this trail in shape, so make pay the $1.00 Before you ride. Also have plenty of sunlight left before you start your ride.

Similar Trail: Bull Mountain

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Guest on December 31, 1969
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Review: Nice trail! Plenty of choices, whether you want easy or difficult. I prefer the outer loop, just because the trail is little more diverse. But all are great! See ya on the trail!

Similar Trail: Ridgeway trail in Gilmer County

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Guest on December 31, 1969
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Review: Outer trail is sweeet. Avoid zig-zag if you aren't in good cardio shape.

Similar Trail: Blankets Creek up 575 off Sixes Road.

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Guest on December 31, 1969
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Review: If you are in good condition and aren't scared of a few rocks, the trails aren't hard, but very fun. They are marked clearly, and they are very well maintained thanks to SORBA. Take the zig-zag trail a couple of times if you want a good aerobic work out.

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Guest on December 31, 1969
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Review: I know that SORBA does a great job on maintaining the trail - that is great. But it seems to be a victim of Suburban Sprawl.

I kept expecting to ride up on a ribbon cutting for breaking ground on a new Wal-Mart. Watch for planes overhead and the drone of traffic in the background.

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Guest on December 31, 1969
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Review: This trail is awsome!!! Compared to the flat trails we ride in S Fl we were in heaven. We got lost the first time, make sure to leave plenty of day light to complete.. make sure to get a map from the info post before you ride.

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Guest on December 31, 1969
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Review: Great time! I only rode 3 of the trails there, but it was quite a workout. The Lake Loop was quite a cardio workout, as it had lots of long, steep, climbs. The outer trail was great...many places to get up some good speed, although finding it past the initial marker can be tricky, as there are several dirt roads going here and there once you're on it. For some good practice, just circle around the connector trail several times. I had more fun on that getting up speed than on any of the others. It had no steep climbs but did have good obstacle practice.

Similar Trail: Lake Loop was like the Blankets Creek Trail on Sixes Road.

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Chicopee Woods MTB Trail 4.44 out of 5 based on 90 ratings. 90 user reviews.
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