White Tail

4.89 out of 5
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↑ 2,200 ft
↓ 2,100 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
This is the main "outer loop" at chicopee. The singletrack is generally wider and easier than the trails on the inside of the loop. There are still several challenging but fun sections such as champagne hill, and the boardwalks in the lowlands. As with most of the trails at Chicopee, expect there to be a ton of roots! Also, be prepared for a deep stream crossing year round near the old dam, and a short gravel road grind back to the Tortoise trail to return to the trailhead.
added by Greg HeilWorld Champ
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (9)

Bunny Hop

December 25, 2017
Review: White tails is an awesome loop. Be cautious of the bridges when they're wet.


May 7, 2016
Review: This is a great trail and i would rate it a 5 but the maps that are on the trail are old and faded to were you cant see where the trails connect at and where the you are dot is so much so that my friend and i got lost.

There are also a lot more hills then described in other reviews and the hills are also steeper than discribed

if you arent a local this trail can be very confusing and easy to get lost on when you throw in flying squirrel loop


August 10, 2015
N8XC Trailblazer  
Review: It's going to be hard for me to review the "entire" White Tail trail system since I usually cut a section out to ride Flying Squirrel and occasionally Copperhead. White Tail is a great intermediate trail system. For beginners, it will certainly challenge you and for the intermediate riders, you can benefit from the endurance training after doing a few runs. The majority of the trail is typical singletrack. Mostly packed dirt and clay with minimal roots and drops. There are a few technical spots and some sand patches so be careful. I always look forward to the big creek crossing with the technical short rock climb right after. Wet wheels, large exposed rock and steep incline make for difficult traction! Be ready for a nice long steady granny climb right after the creek crossing. There's a bench there for a reason! Sit back, drop your gearing, and be prepared for a good 3-8 minutes of climbing up the gravel access road depending on your skill level. There's nothing like ending your ride with a long endless climb hehe.

Bunny Hop

September 24, 2014
crp534 Bunny Hop  
Review: Fun fast trail but tough climbs out at both ends.


August 1, 2014
Fit4Life28 Singletrack  
Review: Great loop around the outside of Chicopee. As the name states I see lots of deer every time I'm out there.


June 22, 2014
Review: Love this trail. Lots of roots, but very fun. A great workout all on its own. I prefer doing this in a clockwise direction from the parking lot.

Bunny Hop

April 18, 2014
Allen0285 Bunny Hop  
Review: Use this to access all the inner loops but it's good on it's own. The outer loop has some hard climbs and nice downhill sections.

World Champ

July 26, 2011
Greg Heil World Champ  
Review: The White Tail Loop comprises the majority of the outer loop at chicopee and is the main intermediate trail. It is also crucial to use to connect to the more advanced trails. In and of itself, it's a super fun ride with excellent flow, a few stiff climbs, some great downhills, and tons of roots to go around! While White Tail is rated as easier than the interior loops, I think it actually has more roots, probably due to it's older age.


September 23, 2010
Hipatoid Poseur  
Review: White Tail is the outer most loop as well as the connector from the beginner trail to the intermediate/advanced trail. I always start at the west starting section of this trail (not granny hill). It is an awesome little single track down hill. Once you cross the little (1.5 foot wide) creek come up hill and take a right. Left will take you to Red Tail. Follow the Gravel till you see the trail re-enter the woods (less than a quarter mile). After entering the woods you will continue on the outer loop to the north starting point of Copper Head trail. Here you can jump on Copper head or continue on White tail. The next section of white tail is a short trip to the north starting points of Flying Squirrel. Again you can jump on Flying Squirrel or continue on the out loop. The next section of White tail it gets interesting. You begin a rocky, rooty, rutted (good rutted) decent down hill. Its pretty technical and too much front brake here is not a good thing. Its a blast though to bomb down it. Definitely worth it. Once you hit the bottom you climb up Champain Hill and begin descending again. Very Rooty, but not too technical. At the bottom the outer loop will appear to split into three paths the sharp left uphill is the way out. The trails to the right are Flying Squirrel and will lead you back to the north section of the trail. After the sharp left up hill you will head down hill to the big (not that big) creek crossing. From here you head up Granny Hill (It gets easier with time) and make your way back onto the beginner trail.

* Review edited 9/25/2010

White Tail MTB Trail 4.89 out of 5 based on 9 ratings. 9 user reviews.
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