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What is the Bear Hole?

Upper Bidwell Park is a tourist destination in Chico. Manzanita Avenue separates lower and upper Bidwell Park. Manzanita Avenue is five miles long and surrounds the creek. You can find a golf course, Kiwanis Chico Observatory, North Rim Trail, and Horseshoe lake can be seen along the Upper Park Road. There are more than 70 miles of tracks in the park, including Yahi Trail. Yahi Trail goes from parking lot E to the North-East boundary of the park.

Bear Hole As you walk along the paths, you will find numerous signs. Most of these signs provide visitors with some geology and a description of the plants that you are passing. While you are walking the trails, you should consider visiting the Bear Hole. However, you also want to remember that once you cross the Bear Hole, the trail can quickly become lost if you are not paying attention to where you are going. You should always attempt to remain on the trail. However, if you do accidentally stray away and get lost, you can follow the canyon to find your way back to the trail. Upper park is also an excellent location if you are looking for somewhere to walk your dog. If you continue North of the Upper Park, the area is decent for letting your pet roam without a leash. Most of the trail-heads also have dispensaries where you can obtain doggie waste bags. If you are going to carry your pet, you need to take the responsibility of cleaning up after them and disposing of the waste so that everyone can enjoy their time at the park.

Upper Park is a favorite location during the Spring and Summer months. As the creek fills with water, more and more people visit the park. The swimming holes are perfect for hanging out or bathing in the sun.

If you visit the park, you should visit the Bear Hole. The Bear Hole is a swimming location that is part of Big Chico Creek. Big Chico Creek is found in Upper Bidwell Park. The Bear Hole is a place to go swimming. It is typically deep toward the end of spring and throughout the summer. It means that many individuals, well at least the braver individuals, like to dive into the water from the rocks that are located at high altitudes. However, if you visit the location, you need to keep in mind diving off the rocks is dangerous, and the result could be injury or death. There are also times that the water moves quickly, so if you decide to check out the Bear Hole for a swim you need to be cautious that you don’t get stuck in waters that are moving quickly.

Other individuals go the Bear Hole to bathe in the sun. Keep in mind that if you are planning on taking your children, clothing type appears to be optional the further you travel up the road. When you compare the Bear Hole to the Salmon Hole and other swimming locations, the Bear Hole appears to be an accessible spot to go for a swim. However, this also one of the places that individuals with less clothing are a frequent occurrence. Sunbathers enjoy laying on top of rocks on a hot day to work on their tans.

You can get to the Bear Hole from the road leading to Upper Bidwell Park. Area K is the small parking location for the swimming location. The hike from the parking lot is short. The swimming spot is not located far from Diversion Dam. All of it is situated inside Bidwell Park. You must follow the park rules at the Bear Hole. It includes no alcohol and no glass. Also, it means you cannot bring drinks with you to the swimming hole (alcoholic beverages) or any glass container.

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See directions here:

Bear Hole
Yahi Trail, Chico, CA 95928, USA

Take Fenced Rd and Wildwood Ave to Manzanita Ave
16 min (3.5 mi)

Head southwest on Fenced Rd toward Upper Park Rd
1.5 mi

Continue onto Upper Park Rd
0.6 mi

Continue onto Wildwood Ave
1.4 mi

At the traffic circle, take the 3rd exit onto Manzanita Ave
56 s (0.4 mi)

Continue on Hooker Oak Ave. Drive to Wayne Ln
4 min (1.2 mi)

At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto Hooker Oak Ave
0.9 mi

Turn right onto Madrone Ave
0.2 mi

Turn left onto Filbert Ave
0.1 mi

Turn right onto Wayne Ln (!Destination will be on the left)
161 ft

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