Best Trails Near Chico CA

Chico has 26 trails in the vicinity, including 15 for mountain biking and 8 for road biking. These trails range from 0.6 to 64 miles in length. The longest trail in Chico is Essence of Wildflower a well-known trail measuring 64 miles in total length.

The most popular trails are High Lakes Drive, Chico / Upper Bidwell Park and Deer Creek Trail. Trails.com member Chiara A. recently completed Lower Bidwell Park.

More information on the best trails in Chico can be found below.
  • Chico / Upper Bidwell Park

    3 Reviews

    Chico, CA

    A very bike-friendly city, Chico has plenty of bike paths. The easily accessible Bidwell Park is the town's mountain biking center, particularly Upper Bidwell Park. Centered around Chico Creek, ...
    •  11.5 miles
    •  Guide

    A very bike-friendly city, Chico has plenty of bike paths. The easily accessible Bidwell Park is the town's mountain biking ...

  • Lower Bidwell Park

    1 Reviews

    Chico, CA

    Lower Bidwell Park in central Chico. Nice, scenic park setting. Good pavement canopied by large oak and Sycamore Pool and a large picnic area are located at One Mile Recreational area. Although ...
    •  30 minutes to one hour
    •  8.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Lower Bidwell Park in central Chico. Nice, scenic park setting. Good pavement canopied by large oak and Sycamore Pool and ...

  • Deer Creek

    1 Reviews

    Chico, CA

    Steep canyon walls, shady forest, and crashing waterfalls large and small highlight this hike along Deer Creek. You can walk this enticing trail nearly any time of year because it’s usually below ...
    •  3 hours
    •  4.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Steep canyon walls, shady forest, and crashing waterfalls large and small highlight this hike along Deer Creek. You can walk ...

  • State Route 99 Corridor Bikeway

    0 Reviews

    Chico, CA

    State Route 99 Corridor Bikeway is a hiking and biking trail in Chico, California. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 191 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.9 miles with a total elevation ...
    •  0.9 miles

    State Route 99 Corridor Bikeway is a hiking and biking trail in Chico, California. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 191 ...

  • State Route 99 Corridor Bikeway

    0 Reviews

    Chico, CA

    State Route 99 Corridor Bikeway is a hiking and biking trail in Chico, California. It is 0.6 miles long and begins at 221 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.2 miles with a total elevation ...
    •  0.6 miles

    State Route 99 Corridor Bikeway is a hiking and biking trail in Chico, California. It is 0.6 miles long and begins at 221 ...

  • Potter Road

    0 Reviews

    Chico, CA

    Potter Road is a hiking and biking trail in Chico, California. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 278 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 31 ...
    •  0.9 miles

    Potter Road is a hiking and biking trail in Chico, California. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 278 feet altitude. Traveling ...

  • Sacramento Northern Railway

    0 Reviews

    Chico, CA

    Sacramento Northern Railway is a hiking and biking trail in Chico, California. It is 1.1 miles long and begins at 203 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.2 miles with a total elevation ...
    •  1.1 miles

    Sacramento Northern Railway is a hiking and biking trail in Chico, California. It is 1.1 miles long and begins at 203 feet ...

  • Arts and Agriculture: Chico

    0 Reviews

    Chico, CA

    About 90 miles north of Sacramento, Chico is a classic valley town with an important distinction: It’s the site of the California State University, Chico, home to 15,000 undergraduate and graduate ...
    •  One day to several days
    •  Guide

    About 90 miles north of Sacramento, Chico is a classic valley town with an important distinction: It’s the site of the California ...

  • High Lakes Drive

    0 Reviews

    Chico, CA

    Spend a weekend exploring this gorgeous high plateau featuring numerous glacier-carved lakes. Camp, fish and relax in remote seclusion after a day of challenging rock crawling. Great routes for ...
    •  Difficult
    •  At least a full day
    •  60 miles
    •  Guide

    Spend a weekend exploring this gorgeous high plateau featuring numerous glacier-carved lakes. Camp, fish and relax in remote ...

  • Chico

    0 Reviews

    Chico, CA

    Bidwell Park is a huge city park of 3,600 acres, extending along Big Chico Creek for 10 miles from the heart of the city of Chico into the foothills. It has traditional city park areas, swimming ...
    •  Guide

    Bidwell Park is a huge city park of 3,600 acres, extending along Big Chico Creek for 10 miles from the heart of the city ...

  • Essence of Wildflower

    0 Reviews

    Chico, CA

    The roads on this loop comprise the best roads on the popular Wildflower Century, staged by the Chico Velo bike club on the last weekend in April each year.
    •  64 miles
    •  Guide

    The roads on this loop comprise the best roads on the popular Wildflower Century, staged by the Chico Velo bike club ...

  • Easy Chico

    0 Reviews

    Chico, CA

    This is really two rides, and you can do them all in one chunk or in two smaller installments of 14 and 11 miles. The ?rst part is a loop out into the almond groves west of town. This is one ...
    •  27 miles
    •  Guide

    This is really two rides, and you can do them all in one chunk or in two smaller installments of 14 and 11 miles. The ?rst ...

  • North Table Mountain Waterfalls

    0 Reviews

    Chico, CA

    Walk across the top of a table mountain to waterfalls that cut through broken basalt. The basalt foundation of North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve gives rise to a remarkable landscape, one ...
    •  4-5.5 hours
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    Walk across the top of a table mountain to waterfalls that cut through broken basalt. The basalt foundation of North Table ...

  • Upper Bidwell Park Loop

    0 Reviews

    Chico, CA

    With extensive views over the Central Valley and the rugged arroyo of Big Chico Creek, this day hiker’s loop takes in a variety of foothill scenery, from grassland to woodland to craggy volcanic ...
    •  5 to 6 hours.
    •  9 miles
    •  Guide

    With extensive views over the Central Valley and the rugged arroyo of Big Chico Creek, this day hiker’s loop takes in a variety ...

  • Big Chico Creek

    0 Reviews

    Chico, CA

    Bidwell Park provides a living diorama— a glimpse of the bounty and rich diversity of life that once flourished in the Great Central Valley. It’s also good for swimming.
    •  3-5 hours
    •  3.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Bidwell Park provides a living diorama— a glimpse of the bounty and rich diversity of life that once flourished in the Great ...

  • Deer Creek Trail

    0 Reviews

    Chico, CA

    When the Lassen high country is buried in snow, the Deer Creek Trail offers a wonderful opportunity to get out on the trail, especially in spring, when the stream is strong and Lower Deer Creek ...
    •  4.8 miles
    •  Guide

    When the Lassen high country is buried in snow, the Deer Creek Trail offers a wonderful opportunity to get out on the trail, ...

  • Durham Bike Path

    0 Reviews

    Chico, CA

    Orchards, brilliant with pink and white blooms in spring, laden with fruit in summer and autumn, and naked in winter, line this rural bike path, which borders the Midway road in southern Chico. ...
    •  2.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Orchards, brilliant with pink and white blooms in spring, laden with fruit in summer and autumn, and naked in winter, line ...

  • Chico Airport Bike Path

    0 Reviews

    Chico, CA

    The grassy expanses surrounding the Chico Airport are surprisingly scenic, hosting a variety of songbirds that raise a pleasant ruckus in spring. This rail-trail runs from the airport into town, ...
    •  3.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The grassy expanses surrounding the Chico Airport are surprisingly scenic, hosting a variety of songbirds that raise a pleasant ...

  • Doe Mill Ridge

    0 Reviews

    Chico, CA

    Just east of Chico, starting on the eastern edge of town. Verdant riparian corridor along Butte Creek from Skyway Boulevard to Center Gap road is lush with vegetation year-round.
    •  3 hours
    •  28.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Just east of Chico, starting on the eastern edge of town. Verdant riparian corridor along Butte Creek from Skyway Boulevard ...

  • Pine Trail

    0 Reviews

    Chico, CA

    Upper Bidwell Park, 10 miles northeast of downtown Chico. This is a challenging ride, both technically and aerobically. It is located in the least-used region of Bidwell Park, promising both ...
    •  1 hour
    •  4.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Upper Bidwell Park, 10 miles northeast of downtown Chico. This is a challenging ride, both technically and aerobically. ...

  • Ten Mile House Road

    0 Reviews

    Chico, CA

    Upper Bidwell Park, 10 miles northeast of downtown Chico. This is an easy, fast, fun, scenic ride. Ten Mile House Road is a very steep dirt road; excessive speeds can be reached quickly without ...
    •  40 minutes to 1 hour
    •  7.1 miles
    •  Guide

    Upper Bidwell Park, 10 miles northeast of downtown Chico. This is an easy, fast, fun, scenic ride. Ten Mile House Road ...

  • South Rim Trail

    0 Reviews

    Chico, CA

    South side of Upper Bidwell Park, 5 miles northeast of downtown Chico. Scenic ride on South rim includes unmatched views of Bear Hole and Devil's Kitchen; superlative views of lowlands and coastal ...
    •  1.5 to 3 hours
    •  9.8 miles
    •  Guide

    South side of Upper Bidwell Park, 5 miles northeast of downtown Chico. Scenic ride on South rim includes unmatched views ...

  • North Rim Trail

    0 Reviews

    Chico, CA

    Upper Bidwell Park, 5 miles northeast of downtown Chico. Panoramic views of the greater Chico metropolitan area, if you choose to look back. Views of valleys and ridges left and right, overlooking ...
    •  1 to 2 hours
    •  9.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Upper Bidwell Park, 5 miles northeast of downtown Chico. Panoramic views of the greater Chico metropolitan area, if you ...

  • Middle Trail

    0 Reviews

    Chico, CA

    Upper Bidwell Park, 5 miles northeast of downtown Chico. Challenging technical sections (especially rocky gullies) and plenty of natural scenery, including oak trees, grassy hills, diverse geologic ...
    •  1 to 2 hours
    •  8.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Upper Bidwell Park, 5 miles northeast of downtown Chico. Challenging technical sections (especially rocky gullies) and plenty ...

  • Lower Trail

    0 Reviews

    Chico, CA

    Upper Bidwell Park, 5 miles northeast of downtown Chico. Trail winds through pretty setting of grass-covered hills and oak trees, with several challenging rocky technical sections.
    •  20-40 minutes
    •  2.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Upper Bidwell Park, 5 miles northeast of downtown Chico. Trail winds through pretty setting of grass-covered hills and oak ...