Billie Park is in Paradise, CA. It dates back to 1907 when it was an olive and grape orchard. Many Indian artifacts and dwelling caves were discovered at this site.
This is a "city park" but has a nature trail that leads out to a "look-out point" where you will see beautiful views of Butte Creek Canyon aka The Little Grand Canyon. It is a "short" hike but the views are fantastic.
The trail is a little steep in some areas and tends to slope down the hillside. As it is very shady, which keeps the trail damp and it is covered with leaves, you really need to watch your step so you do not slip. At the end of the trail is a rocky area with a bench where you can sit and enjoy the views.
There is also a trail down to a "grotto" where natural springs flow down a flat faced rock cliff giving the appearance that the water is actually coming out of the rock. There are beautify ferns and another great view of the canyon.
Highlights: Beautiful views of Butte Creek Canyon
Near: Paradise, CA
Distance: Approximately 1 mile round trip to and from "look-out point" and another .5 mile round trip if you take the trail to the grotto.
Hike Time: 30 minutes to 1 hour depending on how long you sit and enjoy the view.
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Trail Condition: Well Maintained Trail
Hike Type: Out and Back
Trailhead: From downtown Paradise, take The Skyway to Billie Road and turn left. Head 1 mile west. Park will be on your right-hand side.