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Bidwell Park

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Address: 965 Fir St, Chico, CA 95928-6301
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Bidwell Park and Upper Bidwell Park offer amazing walking, biking, swimming, and even horse backing trails. The views in upper park in the spring should never ever be passed up... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
SheriRE
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Chico, California
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A park within Chico and beyond. Upper Park, 5 Mile, and One Mile. All unique, all worth visiting. Some of the film Robin Hood with Errol Flynn, was filmed in areas of the park. The park is filled with hiking trails, bike paths, and horse trails as well. The park is well known for its Nature Center, which sponsors activities... More 

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Thank Aurie63
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bidwell Park and Upper Bidwell Park offer amazing walking, biking, swimming, and even horse backing trails. The views in upper park in the spring should never ever be passed up. Worth the drive if you're from out of town.

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Thank SheriRE
Little Rock, Arkansas
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27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love Bidwell Park! The place is HUGE with a wide variety of terrain for different levels of fitness. I primarily go for the disc golf which is a killer course with spectacular views. The Park is also great for hiking and mountain biking.

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Thank alexkentphoto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here from Reno and it was absolutely gorgeous. You could hike for miles on different trails, swim in little water holes, rock climb, fish, etc. We ended up walking around for more than 3 hours and swimming surrounded by dragonflies. Since then, we have gone one more time and are planning to go again this month.

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Thank Madison F
Chico, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We lived in Chico for a year and a half 2009 to 2011 then my son passed away. He loved to drive down to Bidwell Park and travel the paths. There were always lots of people to watch and talk to. The river was damed up so there was a big free swimming hole and plenty of people to swim.... More 

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1 Thank Alaskangal77
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Bidwell Park is Chico's crown jewel. Walking trails, bike and jogging paths and acres of natural beauty with a beautiful creek running through it!

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Thank Don C
San Jose, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

It was charming and relaxing, pet friendly environment.. Highly recommended to everyone to visit! Amazing and beautiful as well.

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Thank Dianna H
Chico, California
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42 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

A really beautiful course with 1 quirky hole that tests patience more than skill. Having said that the course is well maintained with fair quality greens. Very friendly service at the pro shop. So so service in the restaurant/pub. Good value and again worth the cost just for the natural scenery - creek, deer, geese, ...

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Thank 2pablo2015
Marysville, Washington
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158 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We wished we had had more time to explore this huge expanse of public space. Besides walking trails, there is access to horse trails, a golf course, a fishing pond, creek, swimming and probably more.

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Thank Lyndy468
chico,ca
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Without the park, Chico would be a sleepy little college town. Lower park has a road going thru it that is open every day at 11. befoe 11, you can enjoy the road without traffic. there are also running trails. Then you should visit upper park with lots of trails and swimming holes.

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