Chopawamsic Trail

Campsite
Backcountry Campsite

National Park Service

2.2 miles, 3.5 kilometers

The Chopawamsic Trail is a moderately-difficult trail located in the Chopawamsic Backcountry. The backcountry also offers rustic campsites. In order to access this area, you must stop by the visitor center to obtain a permit and a key.

 
White-blazed trail
White-blazed trail

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Chopawamsic Trail is blazed with white markings. Along the way you will notice yellow blazed trails. These side trails are for individual campsites and are not marked on the park map.

 
Chopawamsic Creek and Breckenridge Reservoir
Chopawamsic Creek and Breckenridge Reservoir

National Park Service

About 25 minutes down the trail, you will come upon a view of Brenkenridge Reservoir and Chopawamsic Creek.

 
Chopawamsic Creek
Chopawamsic Creek

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The trail then dips down toward the creek for a few minutes and ascends back up into the woods. From the creek, it is about 1.5 miles back to the Chopawamsic parking area. Throughout the rest of your hike you will pass over a few tributaries.

Last updated: September 28, 2017

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