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North Rim to B Trail to Middle Trail

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North Rim to B Trail to Middle Trail is a 9.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Chico, California 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.

Distance: 9.9 miles Elevation Gain: 1,305 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

bird watching

running

river

views

wild flowers

rocky

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.

As other reviewers have stated this trail is very rocky. Can be unstable if you’re trail running. This is one of my favorite hikes to listen to motivational videos to.

hiking
no shade
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

HOT! 100* + when I did it, went through 3L of water like nothing...just be prepared. Great hike though.

running
1 month ago

nice wide clearly marked trail great for hiking and trail running. loose rocks so be careful. I have run it 3 weeks in a row now.

hiking
rocky
2 months ago

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.

hiking
2 months ago

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.

mountain biking
rocky
2 months 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
3 months ago

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.

hiking
rocky
3 months ago

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!

hiking
3 months ago

Cool day hike, recommended!

mountain biking
8 months ago

Great if you want a difficult and rewarding mountain bike ride.

mountain biking
11 months ago

You want a fun challenging ride

walking
Saturday, July 16, 2016

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.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

first hike this week looking forward to to morning early at 5:30 am at Bidwell Park

hiking
Saturday, February 20, 2016

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.

hiking
Tuesday, July 21, 2015

We "saw" 2 bucks.

hiking
Saturday, April 25, 2015

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.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

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