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Chickopee

Average Rating:    (4.5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 114

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.
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Latitude
34.242743299386134
Longitude
-83.84559631347656
Trail Directions
North I-85 to I-985, exit 17 , go left, follow signs to Elachee Nature Center, you will see signs for parking area, you drive past a few golf course holes. Closed when raining. Check www.gainesvillesorba.org for trail conditions and more information.
Trail Length
19 miles total
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Gainesville
   


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Review Date
September 18, 2015

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Charlie ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
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!!



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Review Date
September 7, 2015

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Kevin Davis ,  Racer

Summary:
Something for everyone to enjoy. Beginners to advance.

Recommended Route:
Any route, you can't go wrong.



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Review Date
November 6, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: flashntrudi ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
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".

Recommended Route:
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.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Blankets Creek in Woodstock



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Review Date
October 25, 2011

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: OutofControl ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
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.

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

Other recommended trails in the same area:
I ride Blankets Creek and Rope Mill in Woodstock 2-4 times a week. These are great trails too.



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Review Date
August 14, 2011

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: mtbmc82 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
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).

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Big Creek, Blankets Creek



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