Oroville's North Table Mountain Ecological Preserve Loop Trail

MODERATE 39 reviews

Oroville's North Table Mountain Ecological Preserve Loop Trail is a 5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Oroville, CA that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.0 miles 628 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
26 days ago

We went on November 11th. Beautiful weather and the trail was good. There weren't any signs to lead the way, but there were visible trails. We followed the sound of the water and it lead us to a beautiful waterfall area.

4 months ago

Beautiful

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

We went here on July 2, 2016 and everything was dead and the river was completely dried up. The map was completely wrong. It was telling us to go through private property. There is a trail but with only two markers and then there is nothing. You don't even know if you are heading down the right way. The pictures were totally deceiving. Don't go here during the summer. Not an all year trail.

6 months ago

Gorgeous!

hiking
7 months ago

I hiked this trail today. Easy to find the trail head. There are literally no signs on any of the trails so we definitely took wrong turns because we didn't study the map! If you go straight instead of to the right you will end up at the bottom of Hallow Falls. Really cool waterfall. From there if you want to see the other two falls you need to walk back up towards the parking area and take the trail that forks off to the left. The trails do disappear from time to time as well but if you keep you walking you will eventually run into another one or see an area where the falls are. Lots to explore and see. I'd recommend going at least once!

walking
7 months ago

When the wildflowers are blooming this a stunning visual walk (not so much a "hike"). Worth the trip across the pastures to Phantom Falls. Not too much water running or wildflowers the day we went. However, I've been in the past and all the flowers and the view down to the floor of Oroville - spectacular!

hiking
7 months ago

Pretty neat scenery but not the best in comparison to my previous hikes. Also wasn't a fan of the bits of barbed wire laying around. Plus THE COWS! Now cows are awesome and we tried to stay out of their way. The only thing is that these guys are everywhere. My friends and I tried to stay out of their way because when we were too close we'd get stared down by a whole herd and it can be a little uncomfortable when you're thinking they just might charge at you for being too close. Plus their patties are everywhere so watch your step.

7 months ago

Beauiful! We went Easter weekend, so there were a lot of people near the beginning of the trail. The further in we got the less crowded it was. Very easy and lovely with all the wildflowers and streams through the rocks and plain.

hiking
8 months ago

Loved this wild flower covered rocky path to Phantom Falls. It took about 90 minutes to get there, but very worth the hike.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice easy hike. Fun for all ages. Early spring is best time to go because all the wild flowers are blooming. Summertime would be too hot since not many shade trees available until you get to the falls. Seemed extremely crowded the weekend we went unsure if it's usually that busy.

8 months ago

Well, the trail on your app is not a trail, but for fun we followed it. It goes over hill and dale through cows--no path. It does intersect with the actual trail several times. Our consensus is your trail was made by baby goats on caffeine wearing pajamas! Your map sucked but we did make it to the falls and the scenery was spectacular-just follow the paths to the right and don't go by this map.

8 months ago

8 months ago

So much to explore , must make it down to the bottom of phantom falls , where you can get behind it, pretty amazing. There's a small mine down below in the cave , bring a headlamp and ropes to explore it !

8 months ago

8 months ago

Awesome! best trail i have hiked so far.

hiking
8 months ago

My first time here. Really beautiful. Plenty of exploring to do. I definitely recommend climbing down to the base of Phantom Falls (the main fall from Gold Run I think it's called). There's a really haunting little cave up underneath.

8 months ago

Super Mellow, pretty crowded with families and small children so keep your dog(s) on a leash until you get a little bit away from the crowd. Once you hike about a mile the crowd thins and it's beautiful. Wild flowers and slam creeks and water falls everywhere. You have to go at the right time of year though (early spring!)

hiking
8 months ago

This is an excellent hike. There are more place to explore and discover than what is shown here. Several more waterfalls and as we have had so much rain this year, it is well worth a visit or two .. or three !! If you hurry you will catch the wild flowers blooming ... I can guarantee you plenty of good picture !!

hiking
9 months ago

Nice hike, great wild flower photo opportunities!