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Chico Airport Bike Path

3.25 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Chico State Bike Path

2 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Midway Bike Path

3.4 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Paradise Memorial Trailway

5.2 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Sutter Commuter Bikeway

4.65 mi
State: CA
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
This linear trail through the northern sections of bike-friendly Chico runs on the abandoned Sacramento Northern Railway right-of-way. The trail marks the northernmost stretch of the former railroad,...
CA 3.25 mi Asphalt
The Chico State Bike Path, also known as the Railroad Bike Path, runs between CSU campus at Cherry Street and W. Lindo Avenue, paralleling an active rail line for most of the way. The trail is popular...
CA 2 mi Asphalt
Travel through the orchards south of Chico on the Midway Bike Path, which runs toward Durham on the abandoned Sacramento Northern Railway right-of-way. The trail is one of the most popular and scenic...
CA 3.4 mi Asphalt
Located in the Sierra Nevada foothills, Paradise, California, is a warm and inviting city with a small-town feel, and this trail offers visitors the perfect way to see it. You can start at either end;...
CA 5.2 mi Asphalt
The Sutter Bike Path follows a short portion of the old Sacramento Northern Railroad and runs a straight line between Hooper Road and Acacia Avenue. The trail links to bike lanes at Hooper Road, which...
CA 4.65 mi Asphalt
The Western States Pioneer Trail runs for 34 miles between Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail and Auburn Equestrian Staging Area near Gum Lane in Auburn. The trail, open to hikers and horseback riders...
CA 34.4 mi Dirt, Gravel

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Paradise Memorial Trailway

CA - 5.2 miles

Located in the Sierra Nevada foothills, Paradise, California, is a warm and inviting city with a small-town feel, and this trail offers visitors the perfect way to see it. You can start at either end;...

Chico Airport Bike Path

CA - 3.25 miles

This linear trail through the northern sections of bike-friendly Chico runs on the abandoned Sacramento Northern Railway right-of-way. The trail marks the northernmost stretch of the former railroad,...

Sutter Commuter Bikeway

CA - 4.65 miles

The Sutter Bike Path follows a short portion of the old Sacramento Northern Railroad and runs a straight line between Hooper Road and Acacia Avenue. The trail links to bike lanes at Hooper Road, which...

Chico State Bike Path

CA - 2 miles

The Chico State Bike Path, also known as the Railroad Bike Path, runs between CSU campus at Cherry Street and W. Lindo Avenue, paralleling an active rail line for most of the way. The trail is popular...

Accordion

Midway Bike Path

CA - 3.4 miles

Travel through the orchards south of Chico on the Midway Bike Path, which runs toward Durham on the abandoned Sacramento Northern Railway right-of-way. The trail is one of the most popular and scenic...

Chico Airport Bike Path

CA - 3.25 miles

This linear trail through the northern sections of bike-friendly Chico runs on the abandoned Sacramento Northern Railway right-of-way. The trail marks the northernmost stretch of the former railroad,...

Chico State Bike Path

CA - 2 miles

The Chico State Bike Path, also known as the Railroad Bike Path, runs between CSU campus at Cherry Street and W. Lindo Avenue, paralleling an active rail line for most of the way. The trail is popular...

Paradise Memorial Trailway

CA - 5.2 miles

Located in the Sierra Nevada foothills, Paradise, California, is a warm and inviting city with a small-town feel, and this trail offers visitors the perfect way to see it. You can start at either end;...

Western States Pioneer Express Recreation Trail

CA - 34.4 miles

The Western States Pioneer Trail runs for 34 miles between Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail and Auburn Equestrian Staging Area near Gum Lane in Auburn. The trail, open to hikers and horseback riders...

Accordion

Midway Bike Path

CA - 3.4 miles

Travel through the orchards south of Chico on the Midway Bike Path, which runs toward Durham on the abandoned Sacramento Northern Railway right-of-way. The trail is one of the most popular and scenic...

Sutter Commuter Bikeway

CA - 4.65 miles

The Sutter Bike Path follows a short portion of the old Sacramento Northern Railroad and runs a straight line between Hooper Road and Acacia Avenue. The trail links to bike lanes at Hooper Road, which...

Paradise Memorial Trailway

CA - 5.2 miles

Located in the Sierra Nevada foothills, Paradise, California, is a warm and inviting city with a small-town feel, and this trail offers visitors the perfect way to see it. You can start at either end;...

Chico Airport Bike Path

CA - 3.25 miles

This linear trail through the northern sections of bike-friendly Chico runs on the abandoned Sacramento Northern Railway right-of-way. The trail marks the northernmost stretch of the former railroad,...

Chico State Bike Path

CA - 2 miles

The Chico State Bike Path, also known as the Railroad Bike Path, runs between CSU campus at Cherry Street and W. Lindo Avenue, paralleling an active rail line for most of the way. The trail is popular...

Sutter Commuter Bikeway

CA - 4.65 miles

The Sutter Bike Path follows a short portion of the old Sacramento Northern Railroad and runs a straight line between Hooper Road and Acacia Avenue. The trail links to bike lanes at Hooper Road, which...

Accordion

Midway Bike Path

CA - 3.4 miles

Travel through the orchards south of Chico on the Midway Bike Path, which runs toward Durham on the abandoned Sacramento Northern Railway right-of-way. The trail is one of the most popular and scenic...

Western States Pioneer Express Recreation Trail

CA - 34.4 miles

The Western States Pioneer Trail runs for 34 miles between Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail and Auburn Equestrian Staging Area near Gum Lane in Auburn. The trail, open to hikers and horseback riders...

Recent Trail Reviews

Paradise Memorial Trailway

Terrible - No stars, not one.

July, 2017 by concowshanni

Almost no shade on entire trail with miles of absolutely no shade, almost all direct sun at temps of 90-105 all summer long, no water fountains or bathrooms on entire 5 mile trail except for one park on Black Olive Rd at Pearson Rd, and the rest is miles of hot sun and nowhere to pee or get a drink if you run out of water. Not good for moms with kids. Someone will have to pee and you'll be miles from the nearest bathroom, and nowhere to covertly pee in the bushes either, as if anyone would even want to. Landscape is dry, dusty with scrubby dusty bushes, unappealing to look at. People don't clean up their dog's crap, most probably because the few garbage cans there is are miles apart too. Everywhere you look is trash, broken glass, and dried dog crap. Especially lots of trash on trail where it goes past the local high school. Smell of marijuana being smoked is also strong there. Not where I want to push my kids in their stroller so I can get some exercise. I have to either walk at the local cemetery where their are hobos lurking from the perimeter trees, but there is a bathroom and water, or drive miles away to Paradise lake trail, (with clean port-o-potty's but no drinking water), or drive miles away to Bidwell Park in Chico. It's a real pain in the *** to have to drive out of town to get some decent walking with kids or risk it with the cemetery hobos because the Paradise Train Trail is so terrible.

Chico Airport Bike Path

Homeless

June, 2017 by pvphoto

Other than the homeless and the just plain obnoxious people the route is great and I have been riding this route for many years. Recently the rest area at the top entering the airport was destroyed, and with the hot weather this could be a problem for some less fit riders!

Sutter Commuter Bikeway

Wonderful Vistas

February, 2016 by tirelli

A short trail between the towns of Yuba City and Sutter. Fairly uncrowded most of the time and a straight shot down the old railroad bed. Scenery includes some neighborhoods, orchards, rice fields and any manor of birds. Always in view of the smallest mountain range in the world, the Sutter Buttes.

Accordion

Paradise Memorial Trailway

Really enjoyed the mild uphill grade

January, 2016 by popsicle530

Just rode the trail today. .trying to get back in shape. . Enjoyed the constant uphill climb. .not too terribly taxing but enough to get the old ticker pumping! ! Yay..finally getting out and about

Midway Bike Path

From the Fairgrounds

August, 2014 by live to ride

If you call ahead to the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds and if nothing major is going on you can park in general parking lot, not in the gated area. From there you can ride down Fair Drive turn right onto East Park Avenue. Turn Left at where Midway meets East Park Avenue and look to the left for the entrance and cross the street at the light. Or simply cross over to East Park Avenue, ride the sidewalk to the entrance. You should have not trouble spotting the trail entrance.

Paradise Memorial Trailway

skating

April, 2013 by davidocal12

is this path downhill skteboard friendly?

Paradise Memorial Trailway

Trail has been extended south

December, 2012 by gardenman

The trail has been extended about 3 tenths of a mile south from Neal Road to Princeton Way. See the map.

Paradise Memorial Trailway

Steep but fun

November, 2012 by madprophet

As a beginning biker (at 51) and needing exercise to complete my efforts to drop my weight following gastric bypass surgery, this trail is awesome.

Initially, I bought my bike with the intention to ride in Chico. It's flat there with lots of trails to choose from. I never really considered riding in my own town and just about any street has some kind of serious incline to it.

I knew about the rail trail, but never thought I'd be riding it this year. It's very steep at any point, some much more so than others, plus I needed to get to it - and those roads were fairly steep, too. I did take the bike down the hill a couple of times, but I didn't enjoy the whole extra hour to load up, get ready, drive down (plus the $4 in gas each way) then reverse it all to ride and do it again on the way back. So I just hopped on and tried the trail.

I began with riding from Maxwell up to Bille Rd. A gain of 200' in about 1.2miles. Very tough. Each day it got a little easier. Finally, I was able to go to Wagstaff Rd - a gain of around 300' in 1.9miles. After three weeks of every other day riding, I finally made it to the top of the trail, an 8 mile round trip with a total elevation gain of 475'. Not bad for an old fat man.

My next goal is ride down to Pearson, to the beginning of the trail and ride to the top. Should be a total ride of around 10 miles, with something like a 550' elevation gain.

Nicely maintained trail with benches for dying, er, resting on at every major intersection. Yes, as someone else mentioned, there's not much of a view, but there is a lot of shade trees for the 100+ degree summer days and lots of fall color in the waning months of the year.

Well worth the time.

Chico Airport Bike Path

A place to park

June, 2012 by live to ride

If you dive down the Esplanade, and then turn onto Cohasset Road, look to the right for Cohasset Lane, there are some apartment and medical building off on this side road, I didn’t find any problem when I park there and your are only about 300 feet from the Chico Nut Company, and the best part, is there is a tie in the trail. Big Al Drive in is at W 9th Avenue and Esplanade,

The one thing you want to be very careful as the crosswalks are not marked, and the drives can be a little aggressive, if you keep a weather eye out you should have a good time.

For an older person as myself, it was a fun ride.

Chico Airport Bike Path

Chico Airport Trail

June, 2010 by noeljkelller

Surface in fine condition. No shade from Airport to Eaton Rd.
From the North, cross Eaton Rd on crosswalk & turn right to rejoin trail.
Path has lights from Eaton Rd to East St. Active use by locals.
Parking at Airport end & Commercial lots south end. Noel Keller 5 Jun 10

Chico State Bike Path

Chico State Bike Path

June, 2010 by noeljkelller

Parking is on the streets, unless you have a Campus parking permit.
The Trail description tells it all. Trail in fine condition.
Active use of trail this Sunday morning.
Noel Keller 5 June 10

Midway Bike Path

Chico Durham Bike Path

June, 2010 by noeljkelller

Parking available at North end. This Path for the most part is along side the Midway Rd. However one section, just south of E. Park Ave and across Little Chico Creek, goes along a 200 ft Wall, with a Mural commissioned in 2004 by Chico Velo and the City of Chico, half depicting a serial view of the Chico Wildflower Century, and half the Wildflowers along the path. The two benches and display case were provided as an Eagle Scout Project. This Path provides views of Groves of English Walnut Trees grafted on Black Walnut stumps to take advantage of the better Black Walnut Roots. Noel Keller 5 Jun 10

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