Hiking The Mathis Trail Loop


The Mathis Trail is an easy loop trail which will take a mile to traverse as it takes you to a hardwood forest and some wet foot crossings as it crosses the Elachee Creek along the way. This is also well within the Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve. The Elachee Nature Science Center and Chicopee Woods are located off Atlanta Highway 13 which is near the Chicopee Village south of Gainesville, Georgia. The trail is best visited in the winter or early spring. After passing by I-85, the trail head is situated near the parking area.

On the southern end of the parking area, you will find a sign with the information about the whole trail. This is where you can also get maps of the trails. The trail signs are marked with blue blazes and one way can take 0.75 mile before it loops back to the start of the trail at the parking area. The trail can start from the Elachee Creek to Dodd Trail where…



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