It is said that "all roads lead to Paradise" ...
These roads require more driving precautions!
A less traveled route into Paradise from Highway 99, about 7 miles south of
Chico, is Neal Road. It brings you to the Skyway in lower Paradise.
Neal Road offers yet another scenic approach to and from Paradise.
From SR 70 another route to the Ridge, a few miles past the Highway
191 turnoff, is Pentz Road. Pentz Road leads you through mostly
residential Paradise on its east side, and by Feather River Hospital.
There are some beautiful homes on the Ridge. To sample a few, turn right
on Lago Vista Way just before entering the town limits. Pentz Road
ends at the Skyway at the upper end of Paradise town limits, just above
Clark Road. About 2 miles after turning on Pentz Road from Highway 70, Lime
Saddle Recreation Area will be on your right. Lime Saddle is a popular
boat ramp/marina and picnic area. Leaving Paradise on Pentz Road
you'll experience an commanding view of this area. Imagine the early
settlers traveling this route.
Honey Run Road, a lesser known route, takes off the
Skyway as you are leaving Chico. This is the route into Butte Creek Canyon
and to the Honey Run Covered Bridge built in 1894. Honey Run Road
continues to the right across the metal bridge into Paradise, but be forewarned ... it is 5-miles of a twisting,
single-lane, uphill road not recommended for motorhomes. Centerville
Road to your left takes you to Centerville and eventually to the
If you happened to venture into Centerville after visiting the
Honey Run Covered Bridge, be sure to stop and visit the
Centerville Museum and Centerville Cemetery. Continuing on
Centerville Road will eventually bring you to the upper ridge area
at Nimshew above Paradise Pines. Turn left on Nimshew
Road to the Skyway. Just past this turn is the road to Nimshew
Pioneer Cemetery. The road beyond Centerville is
a twisting, rocky-dirt, uphill grade, not recommended for motorhomes.