Forks of Butte Creek

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Forks of Butte Creek
Magalia CA 95954

Twenty five miles Northeast of Chico, the beautiful Forks of Butte Recreation Area has trails through steep pine and fir covered canyons. This area offers free low-impact gold panning. If you are interested in dredging or sluicing in the area, there are permits available for your mining pleasure. Trails follow steep canyon walls; vegetation overstory is primarily mixed Ponderosa Pine, Douglas Fir and Madrone.

Trails follow steep canyon walls; vegetation overstory is primarily mixed Ponderosa Pine, Douglas Fir and Madrone. Upper Ridge Nature Preserve offers many hiking trails.

Directions

Travel northeast on State Highway 32 from Chico, 20 miles to Forest Ranch, then southeast on Doe Mill Road (graded dirt road), three and one-half miles to Butte Creek trailhead.

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