Start near the dam, then in just over a mile descend 750 feet along the oak-studded, dirt-track Freeman Trail. You'll emerge next to the Feather River and see some breathtaking countryside.
You may observe animals on more than 11,000 acres at the Oroville SRA, which is situated close to Oroville. The distance to the Loafer Creek and Bidwell Canyon campsites is only 20 minutes by car.
The rural roads that surround Lake Oroville are perfect for road cyclists. A picturesque sprint triathlon conducted in May, uses Kelly Ridge and Miners Ranch Roads. Keep an eye out for traffic and use a helmet.
This is a 1.8-mile out-and-back trail that is considered easy by most people. There won't be many other people along this track, which is perfect for trail jogging, road riding, and mountain biking.