Chico Outdoor Adventurer Hiking Trails State & Regional Parks

Upper Bidwell Park Loop - South Side

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 Parks 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.

Key Info

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

Dri­ving Directions

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.