Starting at Saddle Dam at Lake Oroville and meandering up Kelly Ridge and past the Lake Oroville Visitors Center, the Dan Beebe Trail takes you on a scenic journey past Oroville Dam down to the Lakeland Trailhead near Downtown Oroville. The equestrian-accessible trail features lake and river views, beautiful spring greenery, and nice views from the top of Sycamore Hill. You’ll want to set up a shuttle to drop you off at the start and pick you up at the end.
If you’re not quite ready to tackle all 12 miles at once, start at the Oroville Dam Upper Overlook Day Use Area to either head east to Saddle Dam for a roughly 5-mile hike or head west to the Lakeland Trailhead for a 7-mile adventure.
From CA-70 South, take exit for Oro Dam Boulevard East.
Cross Oroville Dam Boulevard East for about 7 miles and turn left onto Canyon Drive. Follow Canyon Drive past the Oroville Dam on your left, and stay on Canyon Drive curving slightly right and uphill towards the sign for Oroville Dam Upper Overlook Day Use Area. Park here and follow the trailhead sign for the Dan Beebe Trail.