Top Adventures in Chico

  • Hike the Yahi Trail in Upper Bidwell Park

    To start this hike, find parking at Bidwell Park Parking Area E, near the Chico Rod and Gun Club. From there walk a short ways down Upper Park Road. You will see the sign for the Yahi Trail trailhead on the right. From here, simply follow the trai...

    7.9 miles 836 ft gain

  • Hike to Phantom Falls

    Dropping off a 135 ft cliff is a very well hidden waterfall with no trails leading to it. But if you do find it, it is an epic natural wonder.It is best to come here in the winter months, after a lot of rain. But it is also well worth coming in th...

    6.5 miles 850 ft gain

  • Hike to Hollow Falls

    The first step of this fun little hike is to park at the handy parking lot located at 2488 Cherokee Rd., Oroville, CA up on Table Mountain. Many people park here for the hike to the more well-known Phantom Falls, which is a much longer hike than t...

    1 miles

  • Explore Deer Creek Falls

    This extremely short hike starts just off of Highway 32. From Chester, head southwest on 32 for roughly 21 miles. There is a turnout and a sign where the trail starts. This waterfall is best viewed in the spring when there is still a large amount ...

    0.5 miles

  • Visit the Bridgeport Covered Bridge

    The famed and picturesque Bridgeport Covered Bridge, spanning the width of the Yuba River, was originally built in 1862. It was an integral passage for a freight hauling route from San Fransisco to Nevada. This historic site is now protected and i...

  • Hike the Independence Trail

    Starting from the free easy access parking lot right off highway 49 you head left up the trail. You will notice two trails side by side, one wider path for wheelchair access and another slightly narrower path for hikers on foot.The trail is set on...

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Chico, California

      Ring Of Fire

      Sunrise is amazing from this huge canyon overlay. No lights just a picturesque sky of bright stars. Pet friendly, plenty of room for your pets to roam and explore. Off road biking, motorcycling,...

      From $50/night

    • County Road 206

      Orland Buttes

      Overview Orland Buttes Recreation Area is at Black Butte Lake, situated at the northern end of the Sacramento valley, 100 miles north of Sacramento, CA and 30 miles south of Red Bluff, CA. The lake...

    • Oroville, California

      Trank Family Farm Gold Campsite 1

      Campers are welcome year-round to this tent site on the old Gold Claim of our 20-acre family farm! Drive right up to this fun-filled, family-friendly campsite, easily accessible by cars and SUVs al...

      From $100/night

    • Buckhorn Road

      Buckhorn

      Overview Buckhorn Recreation Area is at Black Butte Lake, situated at the northern end of the Sacramento valley, 100 miles north of Sacramento, CA and 30 minutes south of Red Bluff, CA. The lake ...

    • Tehama County, California

      Mccarthy Point Lookout

      Overview McCarthy Point Lookout was constructed in 1936 by the Civilian Conservation Corps for use in spotting wildfires. During World War II, the lookout served as part of an aircraft defense moni...

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