Looking for a great trail near Oroville, California? AllTrails has 16 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Spenceville Wildlife Area or South Yuba River State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Bloomer Primitive Recreation Area or Lime Saddle Memorial Park. Ready for some activity? There are 13 moderate trails in Oroville ranging from 1.5 to 44.5 miles and from 141 to 2,486 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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It was pretty, full of thorns on the trail though. Carry your dog for about 20 feet after you cross the road or you'll be picking thorns out of their feet.

Most trails around Oroville Dam Lake prohibit bikes, including Roy Rodgers and Loafer Creek Loop trails. If you choose to ride PLEASE be extra extra polite to equestrian users. Get off your bike and wait for the horses to pass.

An easy beginner bike trail. Mostly flat with nice views of Oroville Dam lake. Most trails around the lake are for horses & hikers. The route I took is all bike trail. Enjoy!

Great trail for beginners. The start of the trail at Oroville Dam is a bit steep and loose, so let some air out of your tires for better traction. Views of the lake, animal life, and boats are nice. Saddle Dam is a good spot to park in order to ride going in the opposite direction. Lakeside Market at Kelly Ridge Dr and Olive Hwy (162) is a great spot to get refreshments and gas. Have fun!

I fckn love this trail

hiking
bugs
24 days ago

long trail. the left side is out so you must take the right trail, which I would recommend anyway. 10 miles round trip. took us about 5 hours. SO MANY BUGS. I took off a star due to bugs. bug spray did not cut it. bring head protection from bugs. at the end you can view the falls from the top or bottom. there's also a swing near the top

hiking
24 days ago

lovely trail but no water as of Sept 19, 2019

hiking
24 days ago

No water as of 9/19/19

hiking
28 days ago

Good maintained trail but couldn’t go to the end because the campground is closed to pubic.

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bugs
closed
1 month ago

Lower trail was closed. Upper trail hot sunny rocky poison oak and bugs galore. Not for the out of shape or beginner like myself. Took me about 8 hours roundtrip. Lots of ups and downs. I did not find an observation deck at the falls. Once I got to the fall the rest of the trail was rocky stepping over big boulders and it is narrow having to hold on to handrail that is at very edge of cliff. But beautiful all the way around. You need plenty of water and bug guard. Bugs fly in your eyes, nose and mouth the entire hike.

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off trail
over grown
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

First things first, this is a very pretty area if traveled during the bloom when the streams are flowing. The reason I’m giving this 1 star is due to the fact that there is not a loop trail. If you try to follow this route you will find yourself climbing up a steep embankment of one of the creeks to try to find the trail at the top. There are two well distinguished trails that branch off the main trail about a quarter mile in. They will take you to either phantom falls if taking the right fork or hollow falls if taking the left. So if you decide to visit the area plan on doing one or the other or both of you feel up to it. The other two trails on the app are accurate use those if you would like.

It’s a beautiful hike. It’s shaded. Well maintained. You rewarded with beautiful water fall at the end. Bring a lot of water and bug spray.

LOTS OF BUGS. I ended up jogging most of the trail to avoid the constant attack by the little gnats, flys, and mosquitos that rule this trail. Gorgeous waterfall at the end with not a crazy elevation gain spread out over 9 miles out and back.

hiking
bugs
1 month ago

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bugs
over grown
rocky
1 month ago

Beautiful view of the falls, good hike, maintained trail, but BUGS BUGS BUGS. It was insane how many nats were hovering around my girlfriend and I, almost turned around but toughed it out for the beautiful falls. Just be ready for bug paradise! Took one star off because of the bugs.

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bugs
1 month ago

Agree go the lower trail come back the upper trail bring lots of water! Bring more than you think you need.

hiking
1 month ago

Gorgeous wildflowers in April. It was sprinkling when we went which only enhanced the brilliant greens, purples, and yellows that blanket the meadow, a definite must see!

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
bugs
1 month ago

Nice up and down. Go past the overlook and hop in the water.

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bugs
rocky
1 month ago

hiking
bugs
no shade
1 month ago

Don’t go late in the summer. The falls were dried up.

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