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Explore Upper Bidwell Park with a day trip on the Yahi Trail

Victor Guerrero along with his dog hiking the Yahi Trail. Photo credit: Katalina Santamaria

Katalina Santamaria

May 8, 2018

Located in Upper Bidwell Park, roughly 10 minutes outside of Downtown Chico, the Yahi Trail is a simple, yet exciting hike that leads to Chico’s beloved Bear Hole. There are various ways to get to Bear Hole, such as simply driving on the road from Monkey Face, but the Yahi Trail leads for an adventurous...

Outdoors column: The fantastic Feather Falls

The view of the a river flowing along the scenic hike to Feather Falls Photo credit: Courtney Chapman

Courtney Chapman

April 1, 2018

The sun beats down on your back and face, creating a warm sensation while you hear the faint crash of the waterfall you are approaching. As you come around the corner, an immense 400-foot high waterfall bursts out from the top of the mountain. This is Feather Falls.The hike up to Feather Falls is a local fa...

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