Chico Outdoor Adventurer Hiking Trails State & Regional Parks

Annie Bidwell Trail

The Annie Bid­well Trail starts off with short, punchy climbs up to the rim of the canyon, and fol­lows with a steep, rocky down­hill. At the bot­tom, you’ll enjoy a nice mead­ow and sev­er­al swim­ming oppor­tu­ni­ties, fol­lowed by more climb­ing and drops, mak­ing it a mod­er­ate-to-chal­leng­ing trail. Though it’s open year-round, the trail gets mud­dy in the rainy sea­son; your best expe­ri­ence will be in the spring dur­ing wild­flower sea­son and in the fall dur­ing the col­or changes.

Find the eas­i­est park­ing at the end of Chico Canyon Road.

Key Info

Trail Dif­fi­cul­ty: Mod­er­ate

Trail Length & Type: 8.8 mile out-and-back (9.4 miles from Chico Canyon Trail­head to 10 Mile House Trail)

Best Used: March — November

Dogs: Allowed on leash

Trail Map: Upper Bid­well Park map

Annie Bidwell Trail

Dri­ving Directions

From Hwy 99 take the East Ave. exit east. Fol­low East Ave. towards Man­zani­ta Ave. At the round­about take the first right onto Man­zani­ta Ave. Turn left onto Cen­ten­ni­al Ave. or Chico Canyon Rd. At the end of these roads park and look for trail­head signs.