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Best trails in Chico

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Looking for a great trail near Chico, California? AllTrails has 23 great hiking trails, mountain biking trails, running 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. If you're looking for the best trails around Bidwell-Sacramento River State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Bidwell Park or Grey Lodge Waterfowl Management Area. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 11 easy trails in Chico ranging from 0.7 to 10.3 miles and from 111 to 2,949 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Chico
Top trails (23)
#1 - Yahi Trail
Bidwell Park
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Length: 8.8 mi • Est. 4 h 3 m
This loops up one side of Big Chico Creek, and down the other. The variety of micro-environments is hard to surpass. Shady sycamores along the creek, bright sun over the Lovejoy basalt, oak woodlandShow more
#2 - Upper Bidwell Trail
Bidwell Park
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Length: 10.2 mi • Est. 4 h 51 m
Upper Bidwell Trail is a 10.2 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 Show more
#3 - North Rim to B Trail to Middle Trail
Bidwell Park
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Length: 9.9 mi • Est. 4 h 52 m
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 Show more
#4 - South Rim Trail
Bidwell Park
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 10 m
South Rim Trail is a 4.3 mile out and back trail located near Chico, California. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail Show more
#5 - Guardians Trail Via South Rim Trail Loop
Bidwell Park
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Length: 8.3 mi • Est. 4 h 10 m
Guardians Trail is definitively the best all trail in Bidwell Park. It is for intermediate to advanced technical and downhill riders, but really does contain a little bit for everyone. There are greShow more
#6 - Yahi Trail to Live Oak to Upper Trail
Bidwell Park
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 11 m
Yahi Trail to Live Oak to Upper Trail is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Chico, California that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarilShow more
#7 - Monkey Face Loop
Bidwell Park
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 39 m
Monkey Face Loop is a 1.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Chico, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, aShow more
#8 - Middle Trail to Yahi Trail Loop
Bidwell Park
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 39 m
Middle Trail to Yahi Trail Loop is a 3.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Chico, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity optionsShow more
#9 - Bidwell Park Lower Trail
Bidwell Park
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 2 h 11 m
Bidwell Park Lower Trail is a 5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Chico, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a nShow more
#10 - Big Chico Creek Loop
Chico, California
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Length: 9.1 mi • Est. 4 h 11 m
This loops up one side of Big Chico Creek, and down the other. It is on the best quality trails in Upper Bidwell Park. This hike is good even in summer as long as it is done in the morning. Or, plaShow more
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