Bidwell Park Tour
ElevationAscent: 1,747' 533 m
Descent: -1,747' -533 m
High: 1,382' 421 m
Low: 273' 83 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)
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“A tour of Bidwell Park complete with amazing views and great, winding singletrack.”— Jco25 Colby
After cooling off from the creek crossing, try your best to conquer the steep, rocky climb up to 10 Mile House Trail. Make a right turn onto 10 Mile House Trail and prepare yourself. You'll climb back up to the rim of the southern side where Guardian Trail begins. Guardian starts as smooth singletrack, gradually becoming rockier and more rugged the further you descend. This trail is situated along the bluffs of volcanic cliffs - enjoy the view!
There are several drainages that require judicious negotiation to avoid tripping on, or onto unforgiving lava rock. Towards the lower section, Guardian Trail merges into the South Rim Trail. The trail ends at Centennial Avenue where you'll veer to the right onto the road and continue approximately a quarter mile back to Five Mile recreation area.
Land Manager: City of Chico, CA