Oroville Outdoor Adventurer Hiking State & Regional Parks

Rattlesnake Hill Trail

Coil­ing around the hill above the North Ther­mal­i­to Fore­bay, the Rat­tlesnake Hill Trail is a small, twist­ing, paved trail that’s eas­i­ly acces­si­ble for walk­ers, jog­gers, and wheel­chair users. Tech­ni­cal­ly an open loop, both ends of the trail cross the Brad Free­man bicy­cle trail that runs past the Fore­bay to the Ther­mal­i­to After­bay, which you’ll walk along to get back to your start­ing point. Look for a bench at the top of the hill, where you’ll be able to see Oroville, Ther­mal­i­to and the sparkling waters of the North Fore­bay below, North Table Moun­tain Eco­log­i­cal Reserve to the left, and the Sut­ter Buttes across the val­ley to the right. While dogs are not allowed on the trail, they are allowed in the gen­er­al North Fore­bay area (except for on the turf and beach areas).

Key Info

Trail Dif­fi­cul­ty: Easy

Trail Length & Type: 1.2‑mile loop

Best Used: Acces­si­ble year-round

Dogs: Not allowed

Trail Map: North Fore­bay State Recre­ation Area map

Oth­er Infor­ma­tion: Park­ing pass required ($8), Wheel­chair accessible

Oth­er Links: Inter­ac­tive Oroville Recre­ation map

Rattlesnake Hill Trail


From Hwy 70 take the Gar­den Dri­ve exit. Fol­low Gar­den Dr. west to the park­ing area.