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Feather Falls

Location In Plumas National Forest, Feather River Ranger District, northeast of Oroville, California.
State(s) California
Counties Plumas
Type Backcountry
Equestrian Trail
Mountain Bike Trail
Length 9.00 Miles / 14.48 Km Loop Trail? Yes
Allowed Uses Bicycling (off pavement)
Camping
Equestrian - Riding
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Agency USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No Parking Fee? No

 

The Feather Falls is part of the Plumas National Forest.
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Description

photo: Along the Feather Falls Trail - photo by Leasha Hooker
Along the Feather Falls Trail - photo by Leasha Hooker

Don’t leave your camera behind! Feather Falls National Recreation Trail offers incredible views of Bald Rock Dome, Bald Rock Canyon, and the 640-foot Feather Falls.

There are two options to reach the overlook at Feather Falls.

At 1/3 mile past the trailhead, the trail diverges. For the more experienced hiker, take the steep 3.3 mile path to the west, which features about two miles of uphill grade.

The gently sloping 4.5 mile path to the east is ideal for the inexperienced hiker.

The two trails converge approximately 1/2 mile before reaching the Feather Falls observation deck.

Allow a minimum of four to five hours to hike the nine-mile loop. Take plenty of water. Restrooms and non-potable water are available at the trailhead near the parking area, but bring drinking water or a water purifier for the hike. Safety fences near Feather Falls are there for your protection; do not climb over them. The trail is located in a remote area; bring a first aid kit. Poison oak, ticks, bears, and other wildlife are common in the area; be aware and be prepared.

 

Visitor Information

Date Opens: 1/1 - Date Closes: 12/31

Time Opens: Sunrise - Time Closes: Sunset

Directions

From Highway 70 is Oroville, take the Oroville Dam Blvd. Exit (Highway 162) East, and drive 1.6 miles to Olive Highway/Highway 162. Turn right and drive for 6.5 miles on Highway 162. Turn right on Forbestown Road and drive 6 miles. Turn left on Lumpkin Road and drive 10.8 miles. Turn left at the sign for the Feather Falls Trail and drive 1.6 miles to the trailhead.

 

Additional Information

Width: 24 inches.

Primary Surface: Soil

Secondary Surface: None

Average Grade: 12%

Elevation Low Point: 1600

Elevation High Point: 2500

Year Designated: 1978

Date Last Updated: 03/22/2017

 

Contact Information

Trail Management:
Mary Sullivan
Public Service Staff Officer
Plumas National Forest
Plumas National Forest
Feather River Ranger District
875 Mitchell Avenue
Oroville , CA 95965
(530) 534-6500
mcsullivan@fs.fed.us
https://www.fs.usda.gov/plumas

Trail Management:
Michelle Ahearn
Assistant Resource Officer
Plumas National Forest
Plumas National Forest
Feather River Ranger District
875 Mitchell Avenue
Oroville , CA 95965
(530) 534-6500
mahearn02@fs.fed.us
https://www.fs.usda.gov/plumas

 

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