KEYWORDS: Big Chico Creek, Horseshoe Lake, Bear Hole, Lindo Channel
The best wildflower displays in Bidwell Park are found along the Big Chico Creek Trail usually peaking in late March. The variety of micro-environments is hard to surpass. Shady sycamores along the creek, bright sun over the Lovejoy basalt, oak woodland, etc
Annie Bidwell Trail, North Rim Trail, Old Homestead Trail, South Rim Trail, Yahi Trail All maps can be downloaded directly from the Chico Hiking Association webpage.
Bidwell Park was established July 20, 1905 through the donation by Annie Bidwell of approximately 2,500 acres of land to the City of Chico. Since that time, the City has purchased additional land, such as Cedar Grove in 1922, and 1,200 acres of land south