Chicopee Woods Bridge Loop Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve, GA
miles
LENGTH 2.8 MILES
DIFFICULTY 2.7 Easy
DURATION 1-2 hours
ELEVATION GAIN
420
feet
TRAIL TYPE
Loop
Chicopee Woods Bridge Loop

Follow along and cross over numerous creeks on the short 3-mile Chicopee Woods Bridge Loop hike. Great for kids and dogs, although dogs are only allowed on the weekends. Many other trails connect, allowing you to change up your route for a longer or shorter trip.

The Bridge Loop begins at either end of the parking lot. You could also park at the Science Center and take connecting trails. There are no restrooms at the trailhead, but you can access the ones in the Science Center during operating hours.

From the trailhead at the end of the parking lot, the Bridge Loop quickly splits off of the Upland Trail to the right. If you want to make the loop begin and end here, cutting off the top section that leads to the other end of the parking lot, there is a short unmarked side trail on the left that connects or you could continue on the Upland Trail a tenth of a mile and make a left on the Bridge-Upland Connector Trail.

Otherwise, just stay on the green-blazed Bridge Loop. All intersections have trail markers and maps and the trails are all well blazed, so getting lost shouldn't be a concern. The southern section of the loop shares .4 miles with the orange-blazed Lake Loop. Along this section you'll cross the suspension bridge. Combine the Bridge and Lake Loops for a longer 5-mile hike that adds some lake views.

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Elevation Map Length (miles) by Elevation (feet)
Slope Breakdown
Elevation Gain
Elevation Range
Grade Range
Length
Elevation Gain
0 - 250 ft/mi
~ 0 - 5 %
0.8 mi
69 ft
250 - 500 ft/mi
~ 5 - 10 %
0.4 mi
148 ft
500 - 750 ft/mi
~ 10 - 15 %
0.3 mi
176 ft
750 - 1000 ft/mi
~ 15 - 20 %
174 ft
28 ft
1000+ ft/mi
~ 20+ %
100 ft
21 ft
Elevation Loss
Elevation Range
Grade Range
Length
Elevation Loss
0 - 250 ft/mi
~ 0 - 5 %
0.4 mi
51 ft
250 - 500 ft/mi
~ 5 - 10 %
0.5 mi
182 ft
500 - 750 ft/mi
~ 10 - 15 %
0.2 mi
118 ft
750 - 1000 ft/mi
~ 15 - 20 %
260 ft
43 ft
1000+ ft/mi
~ 20+ %
145 ft
34 ft
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Details
length2.8 miles
difficulty2.7 Easy
duration1 - 2 hours
trail typeLoop
blazeGreen
elevation gain420 ft.
state Georgia 
park/forestChicopee Woods Nature Preserve
visitor infoElachee Nature Science Center
2125 Elachee Drive
Gainesville, GA 30504
770-535-1976
hours7am-sunset (Hiking Trails)
10am-5pm, M-Sa (Science Center Mar-Nov)
10am-3pm M-F (Science Center Dec-Feb)
parking fee$5/Day
trailhead coordinates 34.245238, -83.834084 (Degree Decimal, DegDec)
N 34°14.71, W 83°50.05 (Degree Minutes, MinDec)
N 34°14'43'', N 34°14'43'' (Degree Minutes Seconds, DMS)
Trailhead Directions
34.245238, -83.834084 (Degree Decimal, DegDec)
N 34°14.71, W 83°50.05 most GPS units use this one
N 34°14'43'', N 34°14'43'' (Degree Minutes Seconds, DMS)
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The trail can be accessed at either end of the parking lot. You can also park at the Elachee Nature Science Center and use connecting trails.
Parking Capacity
30 parking spots
Notes
Dogs are allowed on Saturday and Sunday, but not Monday - Friday.
Restrooms are only available at the Science Center during operating hours.
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Average Review Rating
4 (1)
hikethesouth-2 months ago
Great short loop
This is a great short forest walk that takes you along plenty of creeks, crossing over many small bridges and a larger suspension bridge. Other trails can be combined for longer hikes.
Easy | Hiked Spring 2020
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