Hike to Bear Hole and Take a Dip

Upper Bidwell Park Old Chico Canyon Rd., Chico, CA, United States

Need a cool spot for swimming and sunbathing this summer? We think Bear Hole fits the bill. Ringed by rocks which encourage lying in a sunbeam, this creek is a popular spot for locals to beat the heat. This serene pool of water is connected to the rushing waters of the creek, so use caution […]

Go Bouldering in Upper Bidwell Park

Upper Bidwell Park Old Chico Canyon Rd., Chico, CA, United States

Feel like bouldering? Then grab your gear and head out to Bidwell Park near Wildwood Ave. We may know and love the 150 ft of climbing walls there courtesy of Big Chico Creek, but don't overlook the bouldering opportunities, too. Set up your pad below one of the many big rocks made of Lovejoy Basalt. […]

Watch a Sunset from Upper Bidwell Park

Upper Bidwell Park Old Chico Canyon Rd., Chico, CA, United States

Bidwell Park is a beloved place in Chico, and most residents have visited it many times. But have you visited it at sunset? Pick a spot (or a rock!) and watch the spectacular colors blaze on the horizon. Mother Nature puts on quite a show in the Upper Bidwell area.

Watch a Sunrise from Upper Bidwell Park

Upper Bidwell Park Old Chico Canyon Rd., Chico, CA, United States

Rise and shine with the sun by taking a hike to the Upper Bidwell Park. Grab a coffee from one of our local shops, and sit and sip as the sun rises over the Sierra Nevadas. The light reflecting on the sandstone rocks is something special. And you might see a variety of wildlife heading […]

Hike Monkey Face

Upper Bidwell Park Old Chico Canyon Rd., Chico, CA, United States

Like most Chico residents, many of us have fond memories of hiking Monkey Face trail. It's worth revisiting this iconic trail which winds for a short workout up the mountain top where you're rewarded with stunning views of the park and city.

Skip a Stone on Horseshoe Lake

Upper Bidwell Park Old Chico Canyon Rd., Chico, CA, United States

Generations of Chico residents have spent hot summer days by Horseshoe Lake. This season, we encourage you to teach a kid how to skip a stone on this iconic lake. And if you're feeling ambitious, hike up to Monkey Face Rock while you're nearby!