Lake Oroville was made to be explored! This page highlights the numeroushiking,bikingand equestriantrails in the Lake Oroville State Recreation Area.
Trail Map Click here to download a map of the Lake Oroville State Recreation Area. It shows all the biking, hiking and equestrian trails in the SRA.
LOBO, the Lake Oroville Bicyclists Organization, organizes several beautiful mountain biking rides throughout the year. Clickhereto visit their web site.
From mild to strenuous, Lake Oroville has several trails for the entire family to enjoy.
Dan Beebee Trail See the Visitor's Center, Oroville Dam, Lake Oroville, and the Bidwell Canyon Recreation Area—all on the 3.1-mile Dan Beebee Trail.
Loafer Creek Hikers can walk on the 17.5-mile equestrian loop trail that travels right by the Loafer Creek campgrounds. There is also a short nature walk that stays closer to the campground.
Lime Saddle The Lime Saddle Campground Area has a moderate hiking trail near the campgrounds and close to the lake.
Oroville Dam The Oroville Dam is almost exactly one mile across, making it a perfect place to get some exercise while enjoying spectacular views of Lake Oroville and the Sacramento Valley.
Feather Falls The nine-mile round-trip trail to Feather Falls is a moderate, single-track trails with lots of ups, downs, curves and, of course, views. Bring water.
Freeman Trail Start at the dam and make your way through oak-studded, dirt-track Freeman Trail down a 750-foot elevation drop in just over one mile. You'll pop out along the Feather River and enjoy flat riding along some beautiful scenery. Just remember, you still have to go back up to get back to your campsite.
Oroville State Wildlife Area More than 11,000 acres of watchable wildlife areas await you at the Oroville SRA, located just southwest of the city of Oroville. It's just a 20-minute drive from the Loafer Creek and Bidwell Canyon campgrounds.
Road Biking The country roads surrounding Lake Oroville are ideal locals for road bikers. In fact, Kelly Ridge and Miners Ranch Roads are used during the annualCity of Gold Triathlon, a scenic sprint triathlon held in May. Wear a helmet and be aware of traffic. Clickhereto download the Lake Oroville Map, it shows all the roads around the lake.
Loafer Creek Lake Oroville loves equestrians, and vice-versa! Besides having some of the most modern equestrian campsaround, Lake Oroville also has a beautiful 17.5-mile loop trail that starts and ends at the Loafer Creek Equestrian Campgrounds.
Freeman Trail Those with a little more time on their hands should try the equestrian portions of the Freeman Trail, a scenic ride through oak trees, over Sycamore hill and along the beautiful Feather River.
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