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Lovely walk in the cool months. Not sure what is “moderate” about it as it is nearly completely level and you can walk as far or as little as you want.
Bring pepper spray as we encountered two dogs barking threateningly at us with no owner nearby. I must guess they were from some house on the ridge top.
Nice ferny cliffs with native wildflowers.

For Biking I suggest driving up past Magalia and Desabla reservoir to Powelton Road and biking the Hendrix flume which is fairly level and has some exceptional views. Some of the trail is narrow so keep good control of your bike and have fun!

Fantastic hike with a local hiking group in Chico.. I have been testing my limits in hiking long distances and in heights..lovely wildflowers and amazing views..great work out.

The views are great! I went in October and it was pretty dry. About 2 miles in I realized the rocks had cut my dog’s paw. We had to limp back up the rocky terrain. I would recommend no dogs or have booties for them. Great exercise for me though.

1 month ago

Nice easy walk! Lots of trails around so it can be confusing but it’s still a nice trail for a walk.

2 months ago

beautiful views...great hike!!

2 months ago

Gorgeous and accessible.

Beautiful quiet hike

great canyon hike. flowers, swimming very few people, great scenery and views

4 months ago

It wa awesome, my kiddos loved it. Pack plenty of healthy snacks if you take kids. Great way to motivate them and give them energy.

Moderate to tough if your first out on your first hike but nice golf course view and we only made it halfway

4 months ago

Great hike. The end has a great payoff with fantastic views of the basalt rock formations

4 months ago

Fantastic trail. My kiddos had so much fun. We are living in a digital world, so taking the kiddos hiking brings us all back to a simplistic view. Can't wait to do the rest of the trails at Upper Boswell.

We took the trail to the north. This is more of an access road for Hwy. 32. Although there are parts of trails to walk they are not scenic. It has areas that people used as dump sites. As a woman I wouldn't hike this alone. We came across a sketchy looking individual. The trail going through the disc golf area may be better.

A nice variety of elevation changes and scenery. Watch out for snakes!

Bird's eye view of upper park is amazing! Great hike but beware of the mountain bikers - lots of blind corners.

Covered in "No Trespassing" I assume because it's dangerous and some people have been dumb in the past. Walked a little ways in but there kept being more and more explicit no trespassing signs right where the trail is.

False representations of photos showing river/ water. There is no water on this trail.

on Flume Trail

8 months ago

Took Jones trail to Flume trail and I did not once come across a river like the pictures someone posted. It was dry and pretty much the exact same as Jones trail, except Flume is right next to highway 17, so you don't feel like you've really gotten away from the rush of city life because you can hear the cars whizzing by.

8 months ago

This hike was definitely a good one to start out with. Very flat, simple and short. Seems like a great place to bring your dogs!

The walk up is really ugly, but coming down is great. Recommend doing at sunset or sunrise

2099 dean road is a long narrow steep hill but there is parking at the bottom where the trail starts. You can go left or right, we went right and it was beautiful. We got to the waterfall, hiked about a quarter more and then went back because that flume went on forever. Highly recommend.

10 months ago

one of my favorite trails in upper park

How do I get to the Dam can anyone point me in what way.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

I really enjoyed this trail. Good blend of terrain, and gorgeous views all around. Come early to beat the heat

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

lots of trail options...beautiful this time of year!

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Ten Mile House Trail is great for those afternoons that you want to get lost in nature, but you do not want drive an hour or so to get there. Just a short 15 minute drive from Chico, this trail offers a low traffic route for those looking to get a vigorous workout. Lots of great wildflowers and flowing creeks in the springtime.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Lovely trail for an evening hike. A couple places I was a little unsure which direction to take, but otherwise just what I needed for me and my dog to get a nice workout

Sunday, January 15, 2017

nice easy trail along the creek to multiple swimming holes

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