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Bidwell Park Tour
Chico Outdoor Adventurer

The Bidwell Park Tour is a challenging trek along the most popular trails on both sides of the park—North Rim on the north side and Guardian Trail on the south side, linked by B Trail and Ten Mile House Road. A wet crossing of Big Chico Creek is required to pass from B Trail on the northern to Ten Mile House Road on the southern side, but you’ll be rewarded with great views of the valley and the park itself for the trail’s duration. Make sure to bring lots of water and snacks, as it’s recommended to do the trail in its entirety to get the full experience.

Key Info

Trail Difficulty: Difficult

Trail Length & Type: 15.5 mile loop

Best Used: Closed during wet weather

Dogs: Allowed on leash

Trail Map: Upper Bidwell Park Map

Driving Directions

From Hwy 99 take the East Ave. exit east. Follow East Ave. towards Manzanita Ave. At the roundabout take the second exit for Wildwood Ave. Continue on Wildwood Ave until it turns into Upper Park Rd. To get the full experience park at the first parking lot on your left. Continue towards the North Rim Trail. Turn right on the B Trail, then turn left to follow the Upper Park Road. When you reach Parking Lot U (the end of Upper Park Road) you have reached the check-in point.

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