Guardian Trail is the favorite trail of the locals in Chico. It is on the south side of Big Chico Creek, starting near the top of 10 Mile House Road and finishing at South Rim Trail just below the frisbee golf course. Guardian Trail is a tight and technical singletrack. Although the rate of travel is fairly slow on the trail the fun factor is extremely high. This is an expert only trail, as there are several highly technical sections of trail with extreme consequences if falling. The trail is about 4 miles in length with about 800ft of vertical loss/gain.
*Guardian Trail is the trail in orange in the above map.