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Chips Creek
KEYWORDS:   Belden, Feather River Canyon, Pacific Crest Trail, Chips Creek
ABOUT 
Getting to the trailhead is such a scenic drive featuring tunnels, bridges, cascading waterfalls, brilliant wildflower color in spring and summer. The pass is the lowest pass in the Sierra's at 5221' in elevation.

TIPS FOR YOUR VISIT 
  • This hike starts in the immense Feather River Canyon, and goes up steeply for 4 short switchbacks, and then follows a level route created long ago by miners. There is a secluded campsite for Pacific Crest Trail travelers as they prepare for a nearly 5000' climb, and flood-polished metamorphic rock for dayhikers to rest on and admire the creek. This is low elevation, despite having big mountains all around, and is snow-free most of the winter.
  • MORE INFORMATION AND CONTACTS 
    Chico Hiking Association: The wildflowers are amazing at this location from late March through May. The botanical guides can be accessed from this link.
    We cover the 50 best hikes within 2:10 of Chico, California. Our trail information is the best available, but use it at your own risk. Enjoy.
    CNPS CHAPTER AREA: :   Mount Lassen

    AREA OF THE POLYGON::   164 acres
    DENSITY::   0.226 native species per acre
    Thanks to  Alaine Arslan  for contributing this great place.