Chicopee Woods Mathis Trail, Ed Dodd Trail, and Elachee Creek Loop

Oakwood, Georgia 30566

Chicopee Woods Mathis Trail, Ed Dodd Trail, and Elachee Creek Loop

Chicopee Woods: Mathis Trail, Ed Dodd Trail, and Elachee Creek Loop Professional Review and Guide

"The Elachee nature trails include several short loops that explore the creeks and rolling hardwood forest areas south and east of the Elachee Nature Science Center. The Ed Dodd Trail (0.75 mile) follows Walnut Creek, passing an interesting stream restoration project. Fern beds surround the Elachee Creek Trail (0.5 mile), which follows the stream and climbs the wooded slopes overlooking the creek valley.

The Mathis Trail (0.7 mile) includes some brief, steep climbing as it makes a southern loop, but it then turns north and takes an easy grade to cross Elachee Creek and meet the Ed Dodd Trail. The paved Geiger Trail (also a braille-signed interpretive path) is a 0.5-mile loop that takes you to the Walnut Creek Overlook, which sits at treetop level for a bird’s-eye view of the creek valley. The current hike combines several of these trails in a not-so-difficult 1.5-mile loop.
Note that the trail is dog-friendly except Monday–Friday 9 am–3 pm."

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Trail Information

Oakwood
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
1.8
Distance
455 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
1 hour
Duration
Year-round
Season
Elachee Nature Science Center
Local Contacts
A trail map is available at the visitor center or online at elachee.org/visit_us/hiking_trails.html
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Oct 2018