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Butte Creek Ecological Preserve

1179 Honey Run Rd, Chico, CA 95928-8318
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Knowledgeable volunteers on site

Not sure about the wild flowers or wildlife? The volunteers, who practically live here during the... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2017
dsioux
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Chico, California
Wildlife Wilderness

Solitude, peace, creek and creatures just a 10 minute drive from Chico. Easy hiking to Butte... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2017
Aquadama
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Chico, California, United States
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1179 Honey Run Rd, Chico, CA 95928-8318
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Reviewed 24 May 2017

Not sure about the wild flowers or wildlife? The volunteers, who practically live here during the week, are passionate about this preserve. They will point out the best trails tailored to your interests, if you wish to hike around here. Butte Creek runs through the...More

2  Thank dsioux
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Solitude, peace, creek and creatures just a 10 minute drive from Chico. Easy hiking to Butte Creek, home of the largest spring run Chinook salmon in California. Birding, swimming, walking, and wildlife watching. Fish, eagles, bear, otter, deer, birds, newts, trees, wildflowers, to name a...More

1  Thank Aquadama
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Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

My friends and I go several times a week with our dogs. It's great to find a big space (many acres, many trails) for civilized dogs to be off leash. Great place for picnics. It's right along Butte Creek, several miles up Honey RunRd, off...More

1  Thank Mya C
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Reviewed 3 May 2016

Loved this hike! Close to Chico but feels far away. No vehicles except employee vehicles (2) were allowed in. The hike was mostly flat but still not considered a easy one. I highly recommend hiking shoes due to the terrain being rough in some areas...More

1  Thank hannahbannana
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Reviewed 14 February 2016

We were in Chico for a weekend and decided to check this place out. We love nature and hiking and decided to come here one day and Bidwell Park the next day. So we went, and we loved it! The hiking is not that great,...More

1  Thank SteveBTang
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Reviewed 9 July 2015

Wildlife and nature being protected for the future, land unused to do as nature intended. Butte Creek has one of the last Salmon runs, only two other creeks in California have natural spawning runs. Chico State also runs a nature center to educated youth to...More

Thank Tim T
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Reviewed 30 June 2015

Had my first visit last month with a docent/tour leader for a half-day hike from the ridge to the river. Peacful, wild, beautiful flora and fauna (great raptor and eagle and hawk sitings) with recognizable if challenging trails. Bring lots of water, sunscreen and a...More

2  Thank JoelZ195
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Reviewed 16 June 2015

The road is paved to get here, turn around/parking gravel.( sometimes a chemical toilet is available--usually in the Spring and Summer) Many trails to hike/meander. A few go down to the creek so you can enjoy a hot afternoon, let dogs and kids play in...More

1  Thank Mya C
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Reviewed 10 June 2015

We went there to do some prospecting for gold. The roads were terrible and you {must) have 4 wheel drive to get there. No turn around spots. That was just the beginning of the horrible day that I spent $25.00 for a mineral removal permit....More

5  Thank Kathyfeelomoyneur
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Reviewed 28 January 2015

We visited for the first time on a Bird Watching experience. Much of the path we followed was along Butte Creek. Delightfully quiet area to observe and appreciate nature. Woodland area with a variety of trees and other fauna. Excellent variety of birds. Volcanic Buttes...More

1  Thank cameraladyplus
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jjlati
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Response from dsioux | Reviewed this property |
It's the same if you are in upper Bidwell Park, as safety goes. Poison Oak is always around. It's wilderness. But you can walk a trail and meet the docents. There's almost always someone there during the day. There are... More
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