Adventure Seeker Spring 2020

More Worth Doing

In Butte Coun­ty, there’s more air worth breath­ing, beer worth cel­e­brat­ing, and free­dom worth exploring.

Come dis­cov­er for yourself.

Air Worth Breathing

With the Plumas and Lassen Nation­al Forests bor­der­ing the east, Bid­well Park run­ning through Chico on the west, and Lake Oroville in the south, Butte Coun­ty has miles of bik­ing and hik­ing trails run­ning through­out the region. So many, in fact, it’s near­ly impos­si­ble to list them all – from easy to expert, urban to rur­al, there’s a trail for every activ­i­ty and every skill lev­el. You could spend a life­time explor­ing them, and the locals def­i­nite­ly take advan­tage of their abil­i­ty to do so!

If you’re vis­it­ing, though, you don’t have a life­time to explore. Maybe you’re lucky to have a few days, or maybe it’s just an after­noon. Either way, you should know the best trails to expe­ri­ence while you’re in Butte Coun­ty. So we reached out to a few of our local experts for their rec­om­men­da­tions on trails worth trav­el­ing for.

Trails Worth Traveling For

Butte Coun­ty has miles of bik­ing & hik­ing trails through­out the region, so we got rec­om­men­da­tions from local experts on trails worth trav­el­ing for.

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Free­dom Worth Exploring

If it’s water fun you’re look­ing for, you’ll find end­less oppor­tu­ni­ties in Butte Coun­ty. With the Sacra­men­to Riv­er to the west and the Feath­er Riv­er weav­ing through the coun­ty – fill­ing Lake Oroville and the Ther­mal­i­to Fore­bay and Ther­mal­i­to After­bay–you have plen­ty of water recre­ation options to choose from. For some­thing unique to the area, we rec­om­mend that you head to Chico’s Bid­well Park along Big Chico Creek for the best urban swim­ming holes in California.

Swimming Holes in Bidwell Park

Explore nat­ur­al swim­ming holes along Big Chico Creek in Chico’s Bid­well Park, which has the best urban swim­ming holes in California.

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Beer Worth Celebrating

After a long day hik­ing some of the best trails, on the water, or dis­cov­er­ing Butte Coun­ty on two wheels, you’ll def­i­nite­ly need to refu­el. Enjoy great restau­rants with a deli­cious drink menu (or fun bars with a great food selec­tion) to relax and get ready for your next adventure.

Great Places to Enjoy a Post-Ride Meal

After a North­ern Cal­i­for­nia bike ride through Butte Coun­ty, refu­el at a deli­cious, bike-friend­ly restau­rant or bar in Chico, Oroville, and Richvale.

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