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blueBlack Middle Trail

Trail

4.8 mile 7.7 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 627' 191 m
Descent: -69' -21 m
High: 858' 261 m
Low: 283' 86 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)

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Trail shared by Brian Smith

A moderately difficult trail that climbs through the middle of Bidwell Park.

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Upper Bidwell Park closes to mountain biking during the rainy season. Trail closure notifications can be found on the Chico city website: chico.ca.us/General_Service…

Description

This trail begins off of Wildwood Dr. just after it crosses Big Chico Creek. It will pass through parking area B, where it links up with North Rim Trail and shortly splits off to the right. It climbs through the park past Horseshoe Lake, where riders can split off onto Lower Trail or ride Upper Trail to the left.

The trail meanders through the northern part of Upper Park, beholding a few fun technical features such as Toilet Bowl (short steep drop and 90 degree bank right... be careful not to fall in!), and a fun climb up some exposed slickrock. There's an option for bailing out onto Lower Trail and the park road in several spots along the way.

The trail ends where at the B Trail terminus, where riders can take the park road further to cross Big Chico Creek over to the south side and ride some more technical features and trails, or bomb back toward the park entrance. Riders can also make a loop with Lower Trail.

Contacts

Local Club: Chico Velo Trailworks

Land Manager: City of Chico, CA

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