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24 mi 38 km of trail 4 Recommended Routes

Easy Trails 1 Trail Intermediate Trails 9 Trails Hard Trails 2 Trails
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Recommended Routes in Greater Chico - 4

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Favorite The infamous "toilet bowl" section. Should you attempt to clean it, be sure you don't get flushed.
Difficult

Bidwell Park Tour

14.2 mi 22.9 km 1,747' Up 532.5 m Up 1,747' Down 532.57 m Down

Chico, CA
Favorite The trail is dirt through this section
Intermediate

Bidwell Canyon Out and Back

9.5 mi 15.3 km 708' Up 215.75 m Up 707' Down 215.63 m Down

Orovill…, CA
Favorite The infamous "toilet bowl" section. Should you attempt to clean it, be sure you don't get flushed.
Very Difficult

Guardians and South Rim Loop

8.6 mi 13.9 km 1,384' Up 421.91 m Up 1,368' Down 417.05 m Down

Forest…, CA
Favorite Wildflowers near Big Chico Creek.
Intermediate/Difficult

Bidwell Park - North and South Alternative

13.2 mi 21.2 km 1,061' Up 323.25 m Up 1,062' Down 323.8 m Down

Chico, CA

Trails in Greater Chico - 8

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4.1 mi 6.6 km #1Guardians Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Forest Ranch, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Forest Ranch, CA
1.6 mi 2.5 km #2B Trail
Difficult
Paradise, CA
Difficult
Paradise, CA
4.8 mi 7.7 km #3Middle Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Chico, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Chico, CA
4.3 mi 6.9 km #4South Rim Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Chico, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Chico, CA
1.9 mi 3.1 km #5Upper Trail
Difficult
Chico, CA
Difficult
Chico, CA
1.5 mi 2.3 km #6Lower Trail
Intermediate
Chico, CA
Intermediate
Chico, CA
4.3 mi 7.0 km #7North Rim Trail
Intermediate
Chico, CA
Intermediate
Chico, CA
1.1 mi 1.8 km #810 Mile House Trail
Intermediate
Forest Ranch, CA
Intermediate
Forest Ranch, CA

Photos of Greater Chico - 33

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Sweet view of lake.
Nov 28, 2016 near Orovill…, CA
Near the junction of the climb up "Dead Cow" trail.
Apr 11, 2015 near Orovill…, CA
There is a map here of the trail system with distance information.
Apr 11, 2015 near Orovill…, CA
In years past this was lake level.  It's been a while since the lake has been full.
Apr 11, 2015 near Berry C…, CA
Keep the ranchers happy and close the few gates that are on the trail.
Apr 11, 2015 near Orovill…, CA
The trails ride great in both directions.
Apr 11, 2015 near Orovill…, CA
The infamous "toilet bowl" section. Should you attempt to clean it, be sure you don't get flushed.
May 20, 2014 near Paradise, CA
The trail is dirt through this section
Dec 12, 2017 near Orovill…, CA