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Bidwell Park

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965 Fir St, Chico, CA 95928-6301
+1 530-896-7800
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The Most beautiful natural city park in America!

This park was in the original Robin Hood movie! Miles of trails and roads lead through this... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Claudia M
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San Diego, California
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Bidwell Park is one of the largest municipal parks in the country, running from downtown Chico to... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2018
fancifulnmp
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Camarillo, California
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“chico creek” (31 reviews)
“robin hood” (29 reviews)
“swimming pool” (18 reviews)
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965 Fir St, Chico, CA 95928-6301
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+1 530-896-7800
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Reviewed yesterday

This park was in the original Robin Hood movie! Miles of trails and roads lead through this gorgeous, dense park that follows the creek though the One Mile Swimming Hole and the Five Mile swimming Hole. Great for bike riding. A must if you are...More

Thank Claudia M
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Bidwell Park is one of the largest municipal parks in the country, running from downtown Chico to the Sierra foothills. It is a wonderful place for walking, running, biking, hiking, swimming, picnicing, or quietly meditating. The park is beautiful no matter what the season. Chico...More

Thank fancifulnmp
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

The creek through Bidwell Park has been dammed and lined to create a welcome and safe swimming spot in the hot Chico Summers. The park itself is well maintained, trails are wide and inviting and well used by university students and old citizens alike. Near...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Beautiful park with a lot going on, we were fortunate to have some sunshine while walking around. This would be a great park to take pictures in, there are many great picture backgrounds. We probably saw 15 dogs while there, plenty of benches and places...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

This place is so cool, there are walking, bike riding and horse trails. I was told it is approximately 11 miles long...left in a fairly natural state. Picnic tables situated everywhere. Public washrooms that are clean! There is a swimming pool there with a cement...More

Thank Tootstb
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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

We walked the dog in this lovely park. A river runs through it. We were lucky to see an otter hunting some very large fish, possibly salmon. Most impressive were the many huge oak trees and variety of plant life. There is so much beauty...More

Thank Laura H
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

I've gone to this park most of my life. Sadly the upper park road is closed to vehicles these days. If you can't hike there or ride a bike there you are out of luck for that part of the park. That leaves older folks...More

Thank Michael G
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Lots of trails to choose from. Both paved and unpaved. Dog friendly with off leash options in the morning.

Thank ConcertboyPT
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Lower park is nice and shady for summer walks, walking the dog, or just a leisurely stroll. Upper park offers lots of interesting trails, north rim and south rim. Great place to watch the seasons change. Hiking upper park in the summer is best for...More

Thank Alcrocker
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

No matter if it's winter, summer, spring or fall, Bidwell Parks have something to offer for everyone. From hiking, bicycling, swimming, nature lovers, bird watchers, you can find something to see or do here. Upper Park, Salmon Hole, 1 mile to 5 mile parks. This...More

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I did some research and you need to bring your own horse.
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