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City of Chico

Trail, Gate, & Facility Status and Hours

Updated: 2/1/24
Trail, Gate, & Facility Status and Hours

Subject to closure due to wet weather or high fire risk days, or other factors not posted here.
 

Trail Status

Trail
Status*
Upper Park Trails – North Side
OPEN
Upper Park Trails – South Side
OPEN
*Unless otherwise indicated, “CLOSED” trails pertains to vehicles, equestrians, and bicyclists.
 

Gate Hours

Bidwell Park Locations
Open
Close
(April-September)
Close
(October-March)
LOWER BIDWELL PARK:      
South Park Drive Entrance at Cedar Grove & Exit
11:00 AM
 
9:00 PM 7:00 PM
Petersen Drive Entrance near Manzanita & Exit
11:00 AM
 
9:00 PM 7:00 PM
South 1-Mile Gate and Bollards- 4th Street Entrance 9:00 AM 9:00 PM 7:00 PM
Caper Acres (Closed Monday unless it is a holiday, then closed on Tuesday)
9:00 AM
9:00 PM 7:00 PM
North 1-Mile Parking Lot 7:30 AM 9:00 PM 7:00 PM
1-Mile Restroom- South Side 7:30 AM 9:00 PM 7:00 PM
Cedar Grove Parking Lot 7:30 AM  9:00 PM 7:00 PM
MIDDLE PARK:      
5-Mile Gate 7:30 AM 9:00 PM 7:00 PM
Horse Arena Gate CLOSED-PUBLIC VEHICLE ACCESS  FOR EQUESTRIANS ONLY. CLOSED-PUBLIC VEHICLE ACCESS FOR EQUESTRIANS ONLY. CLOSED-PUBLIC VEHICLE ACCESS  FOR EQUESTRIANS ONLY.
UPPER PARK:      
Main Upper Park Gate 5:30 AM  11:00 PM 9:00 PM
Gate at Horseshoe Lake (Parking Lot E, CLOSED SUN-MON)
OPEN
(Normally opens 7:30 AM)
9:00 PM 7:00 PM
Gate at Diversion Dam (Parking Lot L) Closed until further notice due to extensive road damage.  
 
 

Facility Hours

Caper Acres
Open Tues-Sun 9am-9pm
(closed on Tuesday if Monday is a Holiday)
City Plaza Fountain On Noon-8pm
Five Mile Recreation Area Open
One Mile Recreation Area Open
Peregrine Point Disc Golf Course Open
Sycamore Pool Open