Center Gap-Humbug Loop
Get a serious climb in with the Center Gap-Humbug Loop, a mix-terrain ride that features an elevation change of 4,000 feet. Cyclists who are both comfortable with road riding and mountain biking will find this a fun route.
Starting anywhere in Lower Bidwell Park, make your way south to Skyway to make the left onto the iconic Honey Run Road. Here, push yourself on the windy single-lane road (make sure to watch for cars and share the road). In many places along Honey Run, you’ll be able to enjoy beautiful, scenic creek views. Just after passing the old Honey Run Covered Bridge, turn left at the intersection onto Centerville Road. The climb really begins here, and you’ll have two distinct climbs to contend with. If you’d like a break, enjoy the beauty at Butte Creek Forks Recreation Area before your final climb.
Trail Difficulty: Serious/Technical
Trail Length & Type: 50 mile loop, Mountain Bike
Best Used: Inaccessible when there's snow
Trail Map: Chico Velo
Park at Chico Creek Nature Center. Take Hwy 99 North and exit 385 for CA-32 toward Orland/Chester. Turn right onto CA-32. Turn left onto Fir Street and stay straight through the intersection to get onto E. 8th Street. Look for the Chico Creek Nature Center across from Lion’s Gate Way, or park on E. 8th Street.