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Level: Intermediate
Length: 21 mi (33.8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +1,391/1 ft
Total: 694 riders
 

Mountain Biking Chicopee Woods

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#2 of 392 mountain bike trails in Georgia
#72 in the world

Chicopee Woods Mountain Bike Park offers 21 miles of prime cross country singletrack. It is managed by volunteers from Northeast Georgia SORBA. There is 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. Copperhead is a 4.5 mile trail. It is the most difficult 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 close at sunset and after significant rain. For more information and current trail status visit www.negasorba.org
Night riding during the winter months is allowed only during posted Chapter group rides. Please consider leaving a donation in the box at the trailhead to help fund maintenance here. Trail maintenance is funded by visitor donations.

Before you go
  • No Drinking water
  • No E-bikes permitted
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter
  • No Fee required
  • No Lift service
  • No Night riding allowed
  • No Pump track
  • Restrooms
Getting there
I-85N to I-985, Exit 17-GA 13/Atlanta Highway. Turn left onto Atlanta Hwy toward Gainesville. Travel 1.8 miles. Rt turn onto G Ave then immediate right onto A Ave/Elachee Drive. Trailhead parking is on left in 0.8 miles.
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Dry (May 10, 2020)
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Q: I have an all-terrain bike, would that work on the trail?
A: Yes

Q: Are e-bikes allowed
A: There are no signs barring them, and I have seen them out and about. So far, all the e-bike riders have been very discrete and you wouldn't be able to pick them out from the other riders unless you knew what to look for.

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  • rr210024
    Reviewing Copperhead Gap:
    ***

    Trail's in decent shape but it's one of those where you exhaust yourself on a steep climb, then descend through a short tight technical stretch with very little ability to carry momentum to the next uphill. Not very much fun to me, need to be in pretty good shape to enjoy it, I think. These days I prefer flowier trails with a dash of technical.

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  • WNCMTB
    **

    I drove quite a few miles to get here. I was not impressed at all. Have been MTB riding for over 30 years all over the SE, Midwest, and 4 corners and this trail was just a let down. Super winding, not much challenging terrain, during the Fall the trail disappears due to leaves - just not a good time. I am sure the locals enjoy, but the flow is bad, the climbs are very short but steep, and I found the trail markings really unhelpful and had to follow a local back to the parking lot - this guy was actually quite a horrible person who simply wanted to drop me when I asked for help getting back to the parking lot. Well... he didn't and I made it back. Sorry buddy you aren't as strong as you hoped.

    I would never go back to this trail system.

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  • Metalguard
    ****

    This trail is somewhat challenging, not because the obstacles but you go uphill a lot. I am new to mountain bikes and it shows. I need to get endurance for this type of bike riding. Overall the trail is good and the owners maintain it. Very good experience.

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  • LeighS68
    ****

    This is a fun trail system very close to Metro Atlanta. Nothing too difficult, but it has enough terrain you can make the ride as hard as you like.

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  • jdbakin1
    *

    Not worth the drive or money. Also, you can hear the freeway throughout. The trails were just ok, but nothing special. Also, the facilities are pretty terrible for a private park. North Georgia has much better trails for free than Chicopee.

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  • schonmule
    *****

    very convenient to the Atlanta Metro area. Its the real thing... many trails, all terrain. Flying Squirrel is my fave

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  • rlcbo2000
    **

    If you like roots, this is your place. I wasn't overly impressed. Going to get banged around a good bit. Lots better trails around to ride. Rode all of white tail. Copperhead gap was ok. A small section of flying squirrel and the gap between the intersection of white tail, flying squirrel and copperhead getting back to tortoise was the best .25 miles of the day. But you could tell it was much newer and completely different mentality of trail cutting and construction. Doubt I will go back.

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  • CaribMtb
    ****

    Warm weather. Dry trails; great riding. New short Dam Trail is fun & no need to get wet crossing creek thanks to new bridge. Great work NEGSORBA. Dont forget to drop in a small donation at the trail head.

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  • mtbrJosh
    ****

    Good trail with a decent amount of challenge. Rather hilly with some good down hill sections and some noteworthy climbs.

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  • rue_REPTAR
    ***

    I rode these trails for the first time yesterday and had a great time. I got there late (park closes at dark) and was only able to ride a few of the smaller trails. There really is no warm up as the first trail is 2.5 miles (really feeling the burn before your stretches) but its fast and fun. There are hardly any amenities so bring water, food, and anything else you will need for the day. Also, the trails are poorly marked so make sure you know where you are going when coming to a crossing or you may end up farther into the woods than you wished to be.

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  • kenwrightjr
    Reviewing Copperhead Gap:
    *****

    I find this trail a great escape if you get tired of riding Flying Squirrel and White Tail over and over. I would rate this trail maybe between Intermediate and Advanced only. Not too many climbs except for one particular section (if you begin from White Tail), and the steep rock slate climb which you better be in the right speed and gear if you want a chance of making it up. Upper half of trail is as rooty as any other section at Chicopee if not more. Overall, a challenging and fun trail.

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  • kay oh
    *****

    I rode Red Tail and Copperhead Gap yesterday.

    Red Tail is awesome, lovely loop of singletrack just off of White Tail after the Tortoise Loop. A large tree has recently fallen, and a rat snake was using the trail to work on his tan, but other than that it was perfect.

    Copperhead is described as an "advanced" trail, and I agree with that. The entry looks sketchy, and that is a good thing as it deters noobs from wandering in. The first mile or so is just like the rest of Chicopee, all flowy singletrack with very few rock gardens. The advanced bit comes in the vertical features of this trail that are clustered around the middle. The dropper post paid for itself on some of these steep dives, and I only chickened out and walked one of the obstacles. Lots of fun, but remember that it's four miles long, and it ends in the middle of the park where you will be as far as you can get from the parking lot.

    Bring your legs. Might wanna bring a lunch, too.

    Flying Squirrel is still my favorite trail in all of Georgia. It's better than a trip to Six Flags.

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  • trekcarbonboy
    *****

    Great network of trails. Always a fun time. Just 1 more reason GA is a MTB dream!

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