Bidwell Park Tour
ElevationAscent: 1,747' 533 m
Descent: -1,747' -533 m
High: 1,382' 421 m
Low: 273' 83 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)
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Bidwell Park - North and South Alternative
13.2 mi 21.2 km • Out and Back • 1,061 ft Ascent 323.25 m Ascent
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Guardians and South Rim Loop
8.6 mi 13.9 km • Loop • 1,384 ft Ascent 421.91 m Ascent
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Bidwell Canyon Out and Back
9.5 mi 15.3 km • Out and Back • 708 ft Ascent 215.75 m Ascent
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Butte Creek Loop
11.0 mi 17.7 km • Loop • 1,462 ft Ascent 445.57 m Ascent
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“A tour of Bidwell Park complete with amazing views and fun, technical singletrack.”— Jco25 Colby
After cooling off from the creek crossing, try your best to make the steep, rocky climb up to Ten Mile House Road. Make a right turn onto Ten Mile House Trail and put on your climbing legs. You'll climb back up to the rim of the south side where Guardians Trail begins. Guardians begins as smooth, flowing singletrack, gradually becoming more rocky and technical as you descend. The trail is built along the bluffs of volcanic cliffs.
There are several drainages that require judicious negotiation to avoid taking a spill onto unforgiving lava rock. Towards the lower section, Guardians merges into the South Rim Trail. The trail ends on Centennial Avenue, veer to the right onto the road and pedal approximately a quarter mile back to Five Mile recreation area.