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Bidwell Park

Address: 965 Fir St, Chico, CA 95928
Phone Number: 530-896-7800
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Have had the opportunity when visiting Chico to hike Upper Bidwell a couple times. Typically go to the parking area near the Gun Club and Observatory, and then hike up Monkey Face and then back into the park to the west. Then nice to work your way down to the river and then follow that trail back to the parking... More 

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Chico, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great location for a leisure walk in the lower park near downtown or a more intense hike in the upper park.

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Paradise,CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

One of the largest municipal parks in California, over 3500 acres of natural beauty ! Great place to walk and bike, as the road is closed to traffic most of the day.Trees, trees, trees. Lower Park has a pool created by the creek running through a cement channel, the water is always moving, untreated, refreshing. Tons of picnic areas, many... More 

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Chico, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Walking distance to downtown - great for bike riding, dog walking,hiking. Very unique - large, creek runs through it. The downer is that the highway also runs through it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Bidwell Park is beautiful and I believe one of the top (size) urban parks in the country. It starts in the center of town and ends in the foothills. A gift from Annie Bidwell that keeps on giving. The original Robin Hood was filled here due to the beauty and magical quality I am sure. Weather you are walking... More 

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Chico, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It's a great place for just walking in the park. Bring your Bikes with you Enjoy this beautiful Park. Wonderful place to take your Pet for a walk or run.

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Chico, California
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15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Chico is one of the most beautiful towns to visit. The downtown area is quaint and homey. The one Mile Swimming area is unique in that they concreted a large section of the creek running through Chico, and made it like a swimming pool. However, the creek continues to run through the area Fall until Spring then they lift blockades... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

For walking, hiking, or biking, this is the best place in Chico. Bidwell Park is one of the largest city parks in the nation. Pretty impressive for such a small town. We can thank Annie Bidwell for that. And if you would like more info about the Bidwell's , I recommend going to Bidwell Mansion on the Esplanade.

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Chico, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

bidwell park is the largest city park in the state. you can go hiking or biking, swimming in the creek or in the pool. there is so much to do. great for family parties or just hanging out with friends.

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Chico, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Just love this place Beautiful park Great place for your family outing or to ride a bike thru park. Upper Park is great for swimming and hiking too

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