The trail leads you to the sixth tallest year-round waterfall in the USA. 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.
Feather Falls Loop Trail is a 8.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Oroville, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
The trail leads you to the sixth tallest year-round waterfall in the USA. This version takes the upper trail to the falls and back to the trail head via the upper trail. Though longer than an alternative route to the falls, this is the easiest way to the waterfall. During the springtime this is often the only trail to the waterfall because of flooding on the lower trail. The trail head is located near Feather Falls, California. The trail is great for hiking and normally takes a half day.