The Ridge area is blessed with a variety of hiking and nature trails.
Remember, these are no smoking areas. Leave nothing, take nothing,
obey all posted warning signs. And, whether alone or with someone,
always let someone know where you are going and when to expect your return.
Have a cellular telephone? For your safety, take it along.
- Bille Park Nature Trail
- Located on Bille Road, one mile west of Skyway. Bille Park
dates back to 1907 when it was an olive and grape orchard. It has a rich
history following several sales until 1966 when the property was purchased
by the Paradise Recreation and Park District. Indian artifacts
and dwelling caves were discovered at the site. The trail is .4 miles,
one way. Sections of the trail to the canyon overlook are unimproved. Be
safe, use caution.
- Paradise Memorial Trail Way
- This trail is an old railroad right of way which goes the length of
Paradise. It is approximately 4 miles, one way. Starting at the Skyway and
Roe Road, it takes an easy uphill climb to Skyway and Clark Road.
The section between Fir Street and Rocky Lane is paved, about 2 1/2
miles. Bicycles are allowed, and there is cross traffic at various
locations where the trail crosses major streets.
- Fitness Improvement Trail
- The Feather River Hospital Fitness Improvement Trail begins across the
parking lot of the Health Center. It is a 1.6 mile course with 14 exercise
stations. From Skyway, take Pearson Road, crossing Clark Road, to Pentz
Road. About 3 miles. Turn left on Pentz Road to the hospital.
- Aquatic Scenic Trail
- Being planned, a 900-foot scenic trail connecting Aquatic Park to the Gold
- Paradise Lake Trail
- A hiking trail which runs east around the lake to North Lake Road.
Paradise lake is 3 miles east of Skyway. From the Skyway, at the signal
light in Magalia, take Coulotenc Road to Lucretia Road.
- Coutolenc Park
- About 2 miles on Coutolenc Road off Skyway at the light in Magalia.
The park is an unimproved area covering 320 acres. Several trails go
down into the West Branch river canyon and to Hidden Falls.
Take the dirt road marked with sign for Paradise Bow Hunters. Park
near the archery range, area known as Black Oak Flats and take trail
to Hidden Falls.
- Butte Creek Trail
- Trail begins from Humbug Road on the south to De Sabla Powerhouse Road,