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Uncle
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I haven't ridden Upper Bidwell park yet, but I hear it's a good one. That said, it's raining & will be raining & showering for the next few days. I'm considering a ride there on Thursday, the day with the only predicted holes in the clouds.

Am I asking for trouble, or does it drain pretty well?

Thanks,
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Young.Brash.Hopeful.
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if its been raining... please dont ride the trails, MTBR's are already on the "S" list. help keep the trails open by not riding them when they are closed, there are lots of signs marking weather they are open or not...
 

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If it has rained within the past 2 or 3 days you can betcherbootie the trails will have the closed sign posted. They are very dilligent about closing these trails if there is as much as a rain drop on them.
 

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Upper Bidwell when wet?

Given the amount of rain the area has seen the last few days, it will take a number of dry sunny days before the trails open again.

If you live in the area, riding on Upper Park road (no singletrack) to the end and back is legal in any weather. Can't imagine it would worth driving any distance to ride the dirt road. If you have not ridden there, this would be a good way of getting a ride and view of the lay of the land. This is my standard not too sloppy training ride. If it is really soupy out, I just go run stairs/bleachers at CSUC.

29erchico
20+ years riding in Upper Bidwell Park
 

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Uncle
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Gracias por la informacion.

My brother lives just up the hill from what I think is near the top (Forest Ranch). At some point, I'm waking early from his place and checking out the UBP. From 32, it looks pretty rocky; this is why I thought it might drain well enough to ride during less than ideal weather.

Any local group rides that happen there in the Spring? I'd prefer explore it with seasoned company rather than by my lonesome. If there are some single women in the group, even better ;)
Thanks again for the clarity.
 
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