Multiple Cities Outdoor Adventurer Biking

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.

Key Info

Trail Dif­fi­cul­ty: Serious/​Technical

Trail Length & Type: 50 mile loop, Moun­tain Bike

Best Used: Inac­ces­si­ble when there’s snow

Trail Map: Chico Velo

Dri­ving Directions

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.