Chicopee Woods Hiking Trails

HAZARD: All Trails Closed

Due to the destructive effects of Hurricane Irma and for the safety of our pedestrian visitors, the hiking trails of Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve are closed to the public until further notice. To volunteer for trail clean-up, please EMAIL Elachee’s Natural Resources Manager with your name, phone number and your availability (weekly, monthly, as needed, and your day of the week preference).

Stretch Your Legs at Elachee

Set amidst the grandeur of the 1,440-acre Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve, 12 miles of hiking trails connect the Elachee Visitor Center campus with Elachee’s Aquatic Studies Center at Chicopee Lake. Savor the tranquil beauty of one of Georgia’s largest protected greenspaces.

Open to the public daily from 7 a.m. to dusk, you may hike the trails for free.

The Nature Preserve features rolling topography and four diverse habitats: woodland, lake, stream and wetland. Your trail options range from a 0.5-mile paved, handicap-accessible trail to a more challenging 4.5-mile hike across the Nature Preserve to Chicopee Lake and back.

Trail Operations and Maintenance

The Preserve’s plants, animals and natural materials are here to be enjoyed by all visitors now and in the future, and must not be disturbed, harmed or removed. Elachee operates and maintains the Chicopee Woods Trail System thanks to donations of money and time. As a private, not-for-profit organization, Elachee relies on financial and volunteer support to keep this fabulous recreational resource pristine, safe and accessible for our guests.