Explore the most popular kid friendly trails near Chico with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
22 days ago

Pretty trail in the fall!

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1 month ago

Fun hike, a lot of shade. Connector trails to the parking areas make porta-potties easily accessible. If you can, at least get as far as Brown's Hole. No diving per se, but great swimming.

1 month ago

Very nice. Flows over boulders is great

Super nice - with great views and easy trails!

5 months ago

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

6 months ago

beautiful views...great hike!!

6 months ago

Gorgeous and accessible.

7 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.

8 months ago

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

8 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.

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

one of my favorite trails in upper park

hiking
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!

hiking
Sunday, January 15, 2017

nice easy trail along the creek to multiple swimming holes

Friday, December 23, 2016

cool

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Fun little beginner trail with some short technical obstacles can be done by most riders.

mountain biking
Thursday, October 27, 2011

This is the perfect trail for beginner to intermediate level mountain bikers. The first part of the trail begins at the "Easter Cross" parking lot at the beginning of Upper Bidwell Park. It is for the most part a smooth dirt trail until after Horseshoe Lake, where it becomes more rocky and technical and gains some altitude. About 2-3 miles up the trail it will start to climb a bit more, and near the end of the trail there are some real leg burners and VERY steep short climbs. Turning around and coming back is the best part, with some really fast downhill sections. There are several spots along this trail where you can cut off downhill to the road, so it's a great beginner trail. If it gets too tough, or you get tired, just hop off down to the road and cruise back.

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