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Bidwell Park

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Address: 965 Fir St, Chico, CA 95928-6301
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Of course you have to visit Bidwell Park

We moved to Chico in 2002. Not a week goes by that we do not use the park for recreation. Oftentimes we are there daily. In the hot summer, Bidwell Park provides shade... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
TuxedoChico
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Chico, CA
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Chico, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We moved to Chico in 2002. Not a week goes by that we do not use the park for recreation. Oftentimes we are there daily. In the hot summer, Bidwell Park provides shade throughout the day for walking, running, and biking. Many picnics are had here daily. The Sycamore Pool at One Mile provides swimming, while anywhere along the creek... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A place will give you the opportunity to reconsider the value of nature, went there with my family and two children's.

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Malin, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good trails for walking, riding horses walking dogs, etc. I liked the bridge over the creek. We saw people jogging, watching wildlife, going to the golf course, and having picnics.

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Guamote, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here to get out and do some geocaching( gps "treasure hunting") also to get some exercise in. This place is amazing for walking running or cycling. It's a bit brutal in the summer months but still worth it if you don't mind the heat.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Beautiful park. One mile to 5 mile park all great. Walk or bike. Then upper park amazing for hilinf, swimming, mountain biking.

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Channel Islands National Park, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

The Bidwell family left Chico a fantastic natural heritage that remains the heart and soul of the city. The lower park has a nice play area for children and a throw-back area where the river has been walled in to create a funky natural swimming "pool". It's a spectacular site for nature walks and to see the leaves changing colors... More 

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Chico, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Always an Epic visit for hiking, views and photo opportunities. You can hike the valley floor or the upper rims.

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Chico, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

This park is amazing. There is so much to do at this park. I take my boys to play in the huge playground that they have. In the summer time we go swimming there and it's a great place for a great peaceful walk or a nice run on all the trails that have a beautiful scenery.

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Chico, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

It's fall in Chico and Bidwell Park. It is beautiful. There are several places to stop and take a nice refreshing walk. You chose how long you like to walk and pick a place, One Mile, Five Mile or one of the numerous openings along the road next to the park. It is a place meant to be enjoyed.

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Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

The park basically covers the watershed of Chico creek. The lower Bidwell park is a nice city park with beautiful trees, shady trails, bridges over the creek, easy walking - nice and peaceful. But if you drive a few miles East, it becomes a much bigger place with ragged trails going over volcanic rocks. While the trails a relatively short... More 

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