Upper Bidwell Trail is a 10.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Chico, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
Loved being next to the creek for most of the hike.
Upper Bidwell Park is one of Chico's many attractions. While the trails will not pose a challenge for any serious hiker, the park is a fun place to explore. There are many different routes that offer a variety of experiences. There are several different swimming holes you can hike to as well. This place is more of a recreation area for locals, but if you are visiting Chico or any neighboring cities, it is definitely worth the trip.
I live here and while it is great to have such a huge space to be able to roam about, the trail can't even be called a hike. More like a place to just get some energy out of the way while being outdoors. There is no real views especially in the summer because everything is dead and it is very hot. All in all if you're down for a nice walk this is the place but if you want an adventure look elsewhere.
Did the first part of the trail! Nice view from the top.
We've hiked and bikes this trail. It has a variation of sights and is always a pleasure. Make sure to bring water in the summer as shade is sparsely available
I have lived in Chico for 26 years and love it and Bidwell Park, but the best time to hike these trails is in the spring. The summer is hot and dusty (I've posted a couple of pics) and this park gets many visitors.
There are many great trails in Upper Park. Once you pass the lake, most of the riding is technical with lots of rollers, rocks, and pinch points. From a hiking perspective, its a just an awesome area to take in nature and the beauty of the park.
Some people say you have to work hard to get the good things in life. Well this is definitely the case with North rim to B trail. The views at the top and B trail are well worth the grueling climb to the top. Very technical downhill with some drop offs that make you cringe, but conquering them is such a rush. After B trail lets you off at the Park road, you have some choices to go left and cross the creek to South rim or continue down the road and catch middle or lower trail.