Biking Trails
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 annual City of Gold Triathlon, a scenic sprint triathlon held in May. Wear a helmet and be aware of traffic. Click here to download the Lake Oroville Map, it shows all the roads around the lake.

Trail Map

  • Download a map of the Lake Oroville State Recreation Area. It shows all the biking, hiking and equestrian trails in the SRA.
Other areas to hike

Lake Oroville is surrounded by outdoor recreation opportunities. Bald Rock and Table Mountain are just two incredible sights within short driving distance of Lake Oroville. (More)


Safety should always be a priority when exploring natural areas. Follow this link to see a list of safety American Red Cross tips for enjoying the great outdoors. (More)


If you need more information, please contact the Oroville Chamber of Commerce.