Looking for a great trail in Bidwell Park, California? AllTrails has 14 great hiking trails, mountain biking trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 6 moderate trails in Bidwell Park ranging from 1.3 to 17.6 miles and from 278 to 1,391 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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It’s not a hard hike, but there wasn’t much shade until the route back. I’d recommend the hike only if you are starting early in A.M.

Lots of volcanic rock along the trail, ended up looking down for foot placement more than I was expecting. Very little shade, got quite warm in the afternoon. Saw an ambling coyote who didn’t seem to care about my presence. Drank about 2.5 liters of water.

only ran half of guardian via 32 but overall awesome trail. Challenging and very diverse. Recommend 100%.

mountain biking
rocky
22 days ago

Good challenging trail. Decent is fun and worth the ride up. Go early as there is little shade and reaches over 100° mid day.

hiking
25 days ago

I ran the Anne bidwell trail. Tons of rocks but a good trail run even in July.

Great trail, go early in the AM in summer months to avoid the heat of the day. Stop in the shady spots to hydrate. Take time to stop and look around as the views are amazing. We did see a rattlesnake coiled up on the trail, but the trail is wide and we had plenty of time and space to see and avoid, but as in all foothill trails in NorCal, watch your step. Blew through 32 oz of water over the 3:45 hours on the trail, I probably would take an additional 16 oz next time.

Loved this hike! It’s long and in the summer months definitely pack extra water, but it’s amazing how much there is too see. If you do it solo be prepared to not see anybody for the most part which really makes you connect to the surroundings. Will do again!

Not sure if we were on this trail! But enjoyed the area, and views!☺️☀️

hiking
1 month ago

Cool day hike, recommended!

mountain biking
2 months ago

Pretty rough. I’d go up the top and down the middle. Very rocky. Probably want full suspension if biking. Would be a great run or long hike

mountain biking
muddy
2 months ago

hiking
rocky
2 months ago

Fun trail with a little work in some areas. Going left is most likely easier for the climb up. Half way up is when you’ll look over to the right and see the face in the rocks. Busy during spring/summer and moderate parking availability. No parking on side of roads.

hiking
over grown
3 months ago

I took this as a nature walk. I should have ran it, very well kept trail. Pretty short loop, but a good one.

This is a great trail! Not too difficult, not too long, some in shade, some without. The elevation is up and down constantly so my thighs and ankles were sore after the 4 hour loop, but it's a great workout. There are some great views and some nice off-trail spots to enjoy the creek or some mountain views.

I enjoyed. It was a mix of sun and shade. View from the sunny upper trail beautiful and the shady part near the Chico River cool and foresty. Good spots to wade in the water. excellent bird watching.

hiking
muddy
no shade
over grown
rocky
3 months ago

Doing a combination of the Upper Bidwell trail and the Yahi trail makes for a decent loop trail. Springtime is perfect for this because there’s lots of wildflowers and the temperatures are in the 60s/70s. Since there’s not much shade here it’s the perfect time to do this. The first part of the hike takes you over and down the hills where you get some nice views. The Yahi trail portion follows the rim of the canyon where the Greater Chico Creek (a tributary of the Sacramento River) flows through. You get plenty of great views of the river and the canyon as you go through. By the way, the trail is pretty rocky. There’s at least 1000 ft elevation gain. When your on the Yahi trail, be prepared for some mild creek crossings and walks through muddy grass areas. Also you might be sharing the trail with dirt bikers. However I don’t think horses are allowed, but dogs on a leash are.

Beautiful trail! Super green and tons of wild flowers. Took 2 hours with my dog and we stopped a ton to take pictures. The creek is really flowing so I wouldn’t recommend swimming when you get down on the Yahi portion of the trail. Great trail! Will definitely be doing this again soon!

Great trail! Yahi Trail was next to the water, tons of wildflowers in April. It was beautiful!

hiking
muddy
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Kid and dog friendly ♥️

hiking
rocky
5 months ago

5 months ago

beautiful trail!

hiking
rocky
5 months ago

I may have wandered off to a hill to have something more challenging. I was on the road for a bit because there wasn’t another trail but I’m not the most familiar with the trails in general. Perfect to jog on!

hiking
muddy
washed out
5 months ago

Great, easy trail. Went after several days of heavy rain so much of the trail is muddy, flooded, or washed out. But the easy grade, and terrific view of the mighty flowing Big Chico Creek, especially at Bear Hole are well worth the hike. A great quick getaway hike.

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