Chickopee - Trail, Gainesville, Georgia

Chickopee - Trail, Gainesville, Georgia

DESCRIPTION

Excellent singletrack, some technical sections, some fast sections, not very well marked though. I classified it as intermediate but there is a short loop that all can ride to test first b4 going on the real trail. Best trail system near Atlanta, in my opinion.

USER REVIEWS

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[Sep 18, 2015]
Charlie
Weekend Warrior

My wife and I drove down from Chattanooga to check out these trails. Glad we did, though this is not a destination type ride. If I lived in the area I would ride these often and if you are in the area take the time to check these out. Yes, Flying Squirrel is simply a blast. Yes, the trails are very rooty. Cooperhead is really not too technical, but it is a workout. I thought with the roots, washout, elevation gain and switchbacks that Coyote was just as if not more difficult. Don't be afraid of "Granny" it really isn't so bad! Red Tail and Coyote seem to get the least riders. Met two guys who ride there often and both said they had never been on Coyote. We rode almost 20 miles and had a great day. Pump your tires up a bit to handle the roots!!

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
2
[Sep 07, 2015]
Kevin Davis
Racer

Something for everyone to enjoy. Beginners to advance.

Customer Service

Any route, you can't go wrong.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Nov 06, 2012]
flashntrudi
Weekend Warrior

Second time here and agree with the assesment posted below. A great trail system, well marked. The only trail marked as "directional" was Turtle, so I don't know if I was riding the wrong way, but encountered a couple folks opposite direction on Flying Squirrel (we all avoided with no issues). Rode Coyote (lots o leaves now on trail, makes downhill braking fun!), Turtle, White Tail and a couple Flying Squirrel loops this time out. Still need to try Copperhead next trip. Enjoy it ATL, you all are lucky to have this well kept system in your "backyard".

Customer Service

Turtle to White Tail (outer loop), then jump on Flying Squirrel at the lowest point and ride it CW back up to the top, then back out to bottom part of White Tail across the stream and up the double track to Turtle. Easy to throw in Red Tail before White Tail too. Will try Copperhead next trip.

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OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
2
[Oct 25, 2011]
OutofControl
Cross Country Rider

I was able to ride all the trails today for the first time.
These trails and the surrounding woods are fantastic. This is my assessment of the trails.
Tortoise is a beginner trail that is smooth with a couple of dips.
Red Tail Loop is just a touch over beginner with a few short climbs.
White tail loop is intermediate and probably the original trail built. It is worn and has lots of roots, but still fun to ride with all the bridges and a few technical areas.
Flying Squirrel was an intermediate trail that is very fast and smooth with a few good climbs and obstacles.
Copperhead is an intermediate to advanced trail with some roots and a few lung buster climbs. I thought it was pretty smooth and is similar in parts to the Van Michael trail at blankets creek in Woodstock.
Coyote Loop trail is a short and sweet ride with a quite technical switchback climb half way through.
I really enjoyed my first trip there and did the 21 miles in about 2.5 hours.
If your looking for a super technical ride, this isn't it, but if you want some smooth fast trails with a good workout and good scenery, your in for a good ride.

Customer Service

My route was Tortoise - White Tail - Red Loop trail - White Tail - Copperhead - Flying Squirrel - White tail - out to parking - finished up with Coyote.

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I ride Blankets Creek and Rope Mill in Woodstock 2-4 times a week. These are great trails too.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Aug 14, 2011]
mtbmc82
Weekend Warrior

This was my favorite ride when i lived in Atlanta. Mostly fun, flowy singletrack. Some technical sections (mostly on Copperhead and Coyote if my memory serves me correctly), but every bit is ridable. Great for racing. Did the Dirty Spokes duathalon there in 2010, and it was a blast. This trail system get 5 overall chilis for fun-factor, and 3 for technical difficulty, though there are short sections I might give 4 chilis.

Customer Service

Follow the day-directions where indicated. I would ride the main loop (Flying squirrel???) clockwise and climb up the road at the end, hitting all the spur loops along the way. If you are comfortable on the main loop I recommed hitting the others. If the main loop is a test for you then stay off of Copperhead and Coyote. Coyote is a must do IMO (it's the one across the street).

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Big Creek, Blankets Creek

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Nov 24, 2010]
O.F.29
Cross Country Rider

In a word, this place is FUN!!! Easy to find, plenty of parking, good vibe, everyone friendly and helpful. Trails reminded us of Allegrippis which everybody brags about.Well marked-the descents felt long and flowy while the climbs out felt short and sweet.Most trails are one way so racer types can blast and beginners don't have to worry about getting run over.Didn't have time to do Copperhead or Coyote but we will be back to do 'em soon. Would recommend this trail system to all skill levels as there's really something out there for everybody. A real treasure just north of Hot'lanta!!

Customer Service

Follow the signs and ride it all.

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OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Aug 09, 2010]
rob_co2
Racer

A great trail system. Not a lot of elevation and nothing very steep, but you still get plenty of descending and climbing.

Customer Service

White tail Trail, Flying Squirrel, Coyote loop, and Tortoise loop all get 5 stars. Tortoise and Flying squirrel both remind me of Tsali; wide bench cuts, smooth, and very fast. Coyote is a good change with tight, twisting single track, pretty technical but still fast. White tail is a nice middle ground.

Hare and Red tail are so-so. Cooperhead gap is a torture-fest, lots of roots on the drops and climbs, although there are some "flow country" design sections in there which are fun.

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conyers

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jun 28, 2010]
Epic_Dude
Cross Country Rider

Chicopee Woods is the correct name. Excellent trail, SORBA has done a great job on this trail. Lots of easy to intermediate sections of trail, there are multiple loops to choose from. If you live in the area or just visiting make time to ride this trail, you won't be disappointed.

Customer Service

White tail -> Red tail -> Copper Head-> Flying squirrel gets you 19 miles of really good single track.

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OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Mar 22, 2010]
65Matt
Cross Country Rider

Wow, what an amazing trail! The SORBA folks have outdone themselves with this one. They have put in alot of hard work and it shows! This trail FLOWS! The creek crossings, the downhill, the wood ramps/bridges, everything. Amazing! There's even a nice bike wash, toilets, and changing stations! Thanks SORBA!

Customer Service

Flying squirrel FTW!!! It may just be the best trail I've ridden yet!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jan 29, 2010]
marvin.s.anderson
Weekend Warrior

This is one of the best MTB Trails in North GA, and one of my favorite.I started MTB four years ago on this trail.Since then I've been MTB all the time. This is a rolling fast flowing type trail. You will have some climbing to do, but there alot more crusing and downhill compared to the climbing.In certain areas you have lots of roots and pot holes. You have everything you want in MTB trail: two creek crossing (the last one which is about car length and half by 1 - 2.5 foot deep) (I have crossed many times, but since the heavy rain season the last two times I've slip on slippery rock and had to plant my foot in the water to my shins, and walk it out.),bridges,bunny hops, and lots of switch backs.Sorba has done very good job with this trail system.The trails are all mark.I recommend intermediate and advance riders.Beginers can make, but I would recommend a more experience rider or someone who has done the trail before to go with you.

Customer Service

Follow the signs days of the week. I prefer Sun,Mon,Wed,Fri.Tortoise Loop or Bare Hare depends on days of week to White Tail(Old Outer Loop).The completion of that is about 7 miles. If you want more then after the first creek crossing hang a left at top of gravel road and jump on the Red Tail which is about 1.3 miles long with some climbing at the begining and descent at the end and from there to white Tail.Or might want a better reward for climbing.Try the Flying Squirrel trail a very fast and flowing trail off of White Tail at second sign make a right towards copperhead gap then a left onto Flying Squirrel.The trail later on then blends back into White Tail.(about 8.5 miles this way without Red Tail trail). Then if you still havent had enough go acros street and do Coyote Loop.(3 miles with three technical hill climbs).


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OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
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