2 miles
Distance
308 ft
Climb
-700 ft
Descent
00:16:11
Avg time

B Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Upper Bidwell Park
    Chico, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Face, Rock Garden, Roller Coaster
  • Global Ranking
    #23358 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in E-Biking
    • 75 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking

Downhill switchback trail starting near the end of North Rim. The most popular trail off of North Rim. Was once built by bikers, for bikers - the only trail in the park like this. However, that was a long time ago and trails in the park don't hold up. Corners and berms are now all blown out and rocky. Lots of loose dirt and rocks. Flow is there but can be hard to find amongst the rocks. Most people would describe this trail as rocky, yet still fun.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for B Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -391 ft
  • Altitude min
    797 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,190 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,188 ft
  • Altitude end
    797 ft
  • Grade max
    -42.166%
  • Grade min
    38.918%
  • Distance climb
    2,624 ft
  • Distance down
    5,176 ft
  • Distance flat
    502 ft
  • Avg time
    00:16:11
  • Avg reverse time
    00:26:31
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Status:
on Apr 11, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 4 (7 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to b-trail-27065 trailhead (39.794600, -121.743250)
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      B Trail Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Apr 11, 2020 @ 12:29pm
      Apr 11, 2020
      Trail is loose in some sections but other areas where the rain had washed away some of the trail have been filled and repaired with fresh dirt...
      Mar 21, 2020 @ 1:39pm
      Mar 21, 2020
      Jan 19, 2020 @ 11:13am
      Jan 19, 2020
      Actually was better then this last summer after some rain. A few washed out places but not to bad
      Sep 10, 2019 @ 8:26am
      Sep 10, 2019
      Needs maintenance
      Aug 6, 2019 @ 12:13pm
      Aug 6, 2019
      Marble rocks everywhere. Switch backs are in bad shape. Trail needs work
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 5 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 141 rides
      • 56 miles avg distance
      All
      • 359 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      65 |
      Apr 26, 2018 @ 12:16am
      Apr 26, 2018
      53 |
      Apr 26, 2018 @ 12:16am
      Apr 26, 2018
      96 |
      Feb 1, 2017 @ 6:46pm
      Feb 1, 2017
      326 |
      Jan 28, 2011 @ 4:55pm
      Jan 28, 2011

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Rodney's XC Loop race
      9 miles
      Bidwell Bump XC race course race
      14 miles

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      flag theblerch (Jun 29, 2017 at 17:50)
       B-Trail is a local favorite. It's challenging but I wouldn't rate it a double black diamond. By Whistler standards this would most likely get a blue square rating. Maybe a black diamond. Definitely not double black though. Wink
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag SoCal-AM (Jun 30, 2017 at 13:04)
       I agree, I'm not sure who changed it to double black.
      [Reply]

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