“Earn some great views from the South Rim of Big Chico Creek Canyon.”
— Jco25 Colby
River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife
This route takes you along Bidwell Park's southern rim, then climbs high up to Guardian Trail
, which is some of the best singletrack Bidwell Park has to offer.
Need to Know
Start and finish at 5 mile recreation area. There, you'll find parking and bathrooms, as well as a good place to swim. Start by running to the end of Centennial Avenue and a short dirt road along Big Chico Creek that leads to the Annie Bidwell Trail
Annie Bidwell Trail
begins immediately climbing up to the canyon's rim until intersecting with Guardian Trail
. At the intersection of South Rim and Guardians take the steep, rocky downhill back towards Big Chico Creek. At the end of Annie Bidwell Trail
, turn right onto 10 Mile House Trail
and climb to the start of Guardian Trail
Guardian offers some of the best views in Bidwell Park as well as some of its best singletrack. This trail ends where it intersects Annie Bidwell Trail
. From here you'll revisit a section of Annie Bidwell Trail
that you already came up.