Hartman Bar

Get away from the hustle and bustle to relax in the shade of a maple tree. The Hartman Bar National Recreation Trail offers a beautiful setting for a day or a weekend of fun.

Type: Backcountry
Equestrian Trail
Length: 8.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (on pavement), Bicycling (off pavement), Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running, Roller/Inline Skating, Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Agency: Nonprofit
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Directions

Location: In Plumas National Forest, 24 mi. NW of Feather Falls, joins Willow Creek Rd. and Hartman Bar Rd.
States: California
Counties: Plumas
Latitude: 39.75342   Longitude: -121.16344

From Oroville, take Oro Quincy Highway 7.2 miles to Forbestown Road. Turn right, and continue 5.1 miles to Lumpkin Road. Turn left, and follow the winding grade 11.4 miles to Forest Road #57. Turn right. At 2.3 miles, Forest Road #57 becomes Forest Road #94. Continue on Forest Road #94 for 15.7 miles to the Hartman Bar turnoff. Turn left, and continue 2.8 miles to the Hartman Bar Trailhead.

Description

Hartman Bar Trail has two entry points on either side of the Middle Fork of the Feather River drainage, and the trail descends down to a suspension bridge that crosses the river. The nation's record ponderosa pine tree can be found adjacent to this trail on the north rim. An undeveloped campsite is located on the south side of the river. A horse corral is located at each trailhead. This trail is not recommended for novice horse riders.

Hartman Bar North trailhead (approximate elevation 5,100')is located approximately 54 miles northeast of Oroville, California. The trail descends difficult but scenic terrain to the Middle Fork Feather River at 2,300' elevation over the course of 4.5 miles.

Hartman Bar South trailhead (approximate elevation 4,800') is located approximately 31 miles northeast of Feather Falls. The trail descends difficult but scenic terrain to the Middle Fork Feather River at 2,300' elevation over the course of 3.5 miles, ending at an undeveloped riverside camp. Please observe Leave No Trace principles and pack out all trash.

Additional Details

Width: 21 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: None
Average Grade: 12%
Elevation Low Point: 2,300
Elevation High Point: 5,100
Year Designated: 1979

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

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

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

 

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