North Rim to B Trail to Middle Trail is a 10.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Chico, CA that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
North Rim trail is a slow and rocky climb but well worth the pain for the views and B trail. Middle trail coming of B trail is difficult but has some good single track all the way back to the parking lot.
We hiked this 4th of July weekend 2016. Easy mostly flat hiking but long. We didn't do the loop. Got to the end but then came down the same way rather than crossing over the water. Nice hike. A lot was shaded and close to water. Worth hiking up to the end. Bring plenty of water. Finding the start of the trail was a little confusing because it's thru a golf course.
first hike this week looking forward to to morning early at 5:30 am at Bidwell Park
this is a great trail in Chico, No shade on the trail, so bring a lot of water, a hat and avoid in the afternoons during the hot months (personal experience). You start out with quite a number of people but the crowds drop off as you go farther and higher. I've done it several times, this last time we saw 4 deer which was nice. I've come across a baby rattler on the path in the past, so beware.
We "saw" 2 bucks.
Great hike. Very dusty in July. We did some 2 bucks around 10 in the morning, we also saw some interesting scat. Bring lots and lots of water! A water filtration device is not a bad idea for the creek to refill as it was around 93 with 2 miles left to go. There is very little shade. We did see a couple Mountain Bikers.
The trails in upper Bidwell park are better suited for hiking than for biking. in my opinion. Unless you don't mind really rocky mountain bike rides, that is. When Mount Tehama blew up eons ago, it sent rocks and boulders for dozens of miles in all directions. Mount Lassen and Broke-off Mountain are just small remnants of the original mountain. The trails are all in Chico's large Bidwell Municipal park, so it's a quick drive for a nice place to hike or give your dog a bit of fresh air. Dogs are allowed on the North side of the main park road. There are some nice valley views from the North or the South rim trails, especially when the air is clear and the wind is blowing in the Sacramento Valley. Monkey-Face Rock (aka: Monkey Rock) is a popular hiking destination with a great view, but I'd recommend wearing some good ankle-high boots for most of the trails.