Chico Outdoor Adventurer Hiking Trails State & Regional Parks

North Rim-B Trail-Middle Trail Loop

A col­lec­tion of pop­u­lar Upper Bid­well Park trails, the North Rim‑B Trail-Mid­dle Trail Loop will both push you and reward you. The North Rim Trail is a slow and rocky climb with great views to B Trail, which descends through many twists and turns among val­ley oaks and man­zani­ta trees to the pre­vi­ous­ly men­tioned Mid­dle Trail. You’ll walk along the Mid­dle Trail for a lit­tle bit to get onto North Rim.

Mod­i­fi­ca­tion: If you’re still build­ing up strength and endurance, hike North Rim and Mid­dle Trail indi­vid­u­al­ly over a cou­ple of days — and then then come back to tack­le the loop in its entire­ty. You can also short­en the loop by start­ing at Horse­shoe Lake.

Key Info

Trail Dif­fi­cul­ty: Dif­fi­cult

Trail Length & Type: 9.9 mile loop

Best Used: Acces­si­ble year-round

Dogs: Allowed on leash

Trail Map: Upper Bid­well Park map

Oth­er Infor­ma­tion: Make sure to look at the above map before head­ing out — Mid­dle Trail has a lot of unsigned inter­sect­ing trails, but you’ll find sig­nage at the inter­sec­tion of Mid­dle Trail and B Trail. Also, B‑Trail is pop­u­lar with bik­ers, so keep be alert as you tra­verse this part of the trail

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. Park at the gate right before you turn right. Look for trail­head signs. Park at Area A.