An extended version of the Guardian Trail-Bloody Pin-Annie Bidwell Trail Loop, the Upper Bidwell Park Loop - South Side takes you along Upper Bidwell Park’s southern rim and multiple popular trails—Annie Bidwell Trail, Guardian Trail, and 10 Mile House Trail—for an epic and challenging exploration of Upper Bidwell Park. You’ll be rewarded with equally epic views and the chance to discover something new in trails you’ve previously traversed on their own or in a different combination. After all, the trails in Upper Bidwell Park are too good to hike just once. For this loop, start north at the Green Gate near Ten Mile House Road.
Trail Difficulty: Difficult
Trail Length & Type: 12.7 mile loop
Best Used: Accessible year-round
Dogs: Allowed on leash
Trail Map: Upper Bidwell Park Map
From Chico head east on Highway 32. Turn left on the turnout across from the 10 Mile House Road. Start at the green gate. If you have passed Altatina Drive you have gone too far.