Chicopee Woods Hiking Trail System

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Enjoy This Pristine Wilderness Area

TRAIL NAME TRAIL DESCRIPTION DISTANCE BLAZE
COLOR
TRAIL HEAD /
ACCESS POINT(S)
Dodd Loop Enjoy a self-guided hike
along the diverse topography of
Walnut Creek Valley that includes
some steep sections. SEE GUIDE
0.64-Mile Loop Red Elachee Visitor Center near the E-House and Pollinator Garden to the service drive
Geiger
Trail
Travel along this paved and gently-
graded trail featuring a storybook
(that is the only stroller-accessible trail)
through Piedmont Oak-Hickory Forest
and take in the scenery composing
the Walnut Creek Valley.
0.4-Mile Trail Khaki Becky Geiger Pavilion at Elachee Visitor Center to the picnic area
Elachee Creek Loop Take a brisk hike around Elachee Creek
and get your heart rate up along steep
sections of the trail.
0.42-Mile Loop Yellow Elachee Visitor Center picnic area
Ridge
Trail

Hike through Oak-Hickory Forest along
the trail from the Dodd Loop to a
Tuliptree-Hardwood Forest at the intersection with Bridge Loop. Either make a left onto Bridge Loop for a
longer hike, or stay to the right and
head back to the Nature Center.

0.35-Mile Loop Blue Elachee Visitor Center starting at the Dodd Loop and ending at Bridge Loop
Upland
Trail
Experience a transition in topography,
hiking from upland dry successional
forest to riparian stream habitat along
Vulture Rock Creek.
0.65-Mile Trail Pink Starting at the Bridge Loop near the Elachee Visitor Center gravel trail head parking lot, ending at the Bridge Loop near Vulture Rock Creek
Bridge
Loop
This moderate-difficulty loop crosses
through a variety of Piedmont forest
types with five bridged stream crossings, including the 140-ft. suspension bridge.
2.91-Mile Loop Green Two access points via Elachee Visitor Center gravel trail head parking lot
Lake Loop This moderate-difficulty loop crosses
over a large earthen dam and tracks
through several stream riparian zones and a variety of forest types. A 0.4-mile overlap with the Bridge Loop provides an experience on the 140-ft. suspension bridge.
3.0-Mile Loop Orange Two access points via Elachee Aquatic Studies Center at Chicopee Lake