Chicopee Woods Hiking Trail System

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).

Enjoy This Pristine Wilderness Area

TRAIL MAP

  • Hours: 7 a.m. to Dusk, Daily
  • Trail Markings: MILEAGE MARKER MAP

    Find color-coded markers posted every 0.25 mile. Each trail loop’s markings are counter-clockwise. If you hike clockwise, the mileage markers will descend.

  • Tips for Trail Use DETAILS

  • Restrictions: SEE MORE

TRAIL NAME TRAIL DESCRIPTION DISTANCE MARKINGS TRAIL HEAD/ACCESS POINT(S)
Ed Dodd Trail Enjoy a self-guided hike along the diverse topography of Walnut Creek that includes some steep areas. SEE GUIDE 0.75-Mile Loop Red Blazes Elachee Visitor Center near the E-House and Pollinator Garden to the service drive
Geiger Trail Travel along this paved, handicap-accessible and gently graded trail to take in the scenery overlooking Walnut Creek. 0.5-Mile Loop n/a Elachee Visitor Center picnic area to sidewalk along the Becky Geiger Pavilion
Elachee Creek Trail Take a brisk hike around Elachee Creek and get your heart rate up along steep sections of the trail. 0.35-Mile Loop Yellow Blazes Elachee Visitor Center picnic area
Mathis Trail Hike through a variety of forest types along a trail connecting the Elachee and Ed Dodd Trails 0.75-Mile Loop Blue Blazes Elachee Visitor Center picnic area starting at the Elachee Trail to the Ed Dodd Trail
Dunlap Trail Experience this favorite trail that is moderate in difficulty and crosses Walnut Creek on a rustic 140-foot suspension bridge. 2.25-Miles Pink Blazes Elachee Visitor Center picnic area starting at the Elachee Trail to the Mathis Trail

Lake Trails

  • West Lake
  • East Lake (portion overlaps Dunlap Trail)
Don your comfortable shoes for this moderate trail between Chicopee lake and the Elachee Visitor Center. West Lake 2.5-Miles
East Lake 2-Miles
Orange Blazes Two access points: via Elachee Visitor Center overflow parking lot and Elachee Aquatic Studies Center at Chicopee Lake