North Rim-B Trail-Middle Trail Loop
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North Rim-B Trail-Middle Trail Loop

A collection of popular Upper Bidwell Park trails, the North Rim-B Trail-Middle Trail Loop will both push you and reward you. The North Rim Trail is a slow and rocky climb with great views to B Trail, which descends through many twists and turns among valley oaks and manzanita trees to the previously mentioned Middle Trail. You’ll walk along the Middle Trail for a little bit to get onto North Rim.


If you’re still building up strength and endurance, hike North Rim and Middle Trail individually over a couple of days—and then then come back to tackle the loop in its entirety. You can also shorten the loop by starting at Horseshoe Lake.

Key Info

Trail Difficulty: Difficult

Trail Length & Type: 9.9 mile loop

Best Used: Accessible year-round

Dogs: Allowed on leash

Trail Map: Upper Bidwell Park Map

Other Information: Make sure to look at the above map before heading out - Middle Trail has a lot of unsigned intersecting trails, but you’ll find signage at the intersection of Middle Trail and B Trail. Also, B-Trail is popular with bikers, so keep be alert as you traverse this part of the trail

Driving Directions

From Hwy 99 take the East Ave. exit east. Follow East Ave. towards Manzanita Ave. At the roundabout take the second exit for Wildwood Ave. Park at the gate right before you turn right. Look for trailhead signs. Park at Area A.

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