Feather Falls Loop Trail

MODERATE 110 reviews

Feather Falls Loop Trail is a 8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Oroville, CA that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

8.0 miles 2411 feet Loop

dogs on leash

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bridge out

bugs

rocky

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. We hiked is in April. It was a beautiful time to hike. It was a very green time of year and there were plenty of wildflowers along the trail and a very full waterfall at trail's end. The water from the falls crashed with a loud roar onto the rocks and riverbed below.

11 minutes ago

Great hike. Beautiful creeks and the falls were worth the hike.

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1 month ago

Started with the 3.5 mile section and came back on the 4.5 mile section.
3.5 mile section is mainly alot down hill with an increase in elevation around the 2.5 mile mark.
The 4.5 mile section is a more gradual increase in elevation back to the parking lot.

Only complaint was the garbage that we saw off the sides of the trails.
If you pack it in, pack it back out !!!!

1 month ago

Lovely hike, mostly shaded, great surface. Needs a bit better signage.

1 month ago

little hard, but totally worth it.

1 month ago

nice view at the water fall

2 months ago

Not , a good time when it starts raining .. But , well worth it ..

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome views. Bring plenty of water. The end was a little steep. Great hike!

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Bring bug spray, excellent hike, falls are beautiful, defiantly a moderate hike, the "loop" consists of following either trail, go to the overlook, then back to the tree with the bench, then go your opposite direction ( yeah we missed that part) the steps up from the overlook take you to the top of the falls, but then come back down the same direction, in shape, went thru 66 oz of water..... Start early it gets hot ..... 8/27/16....

3 months ago

4 months ago

This was a good hike. We took a trail along the stream that eventually took us to the lower Falls and then when we went to the Upper Falls. Make sure you get there early in the morning because there's not a lot of shade and it can get really hot.

hiking
5 months ago

Love it ! Beautiful waterfall and very scenic :) hike was hard on the way back due to steep slopes.

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

always a fun hike. There's water in the falls which is nice. Definitely go beyond the overlook to the river, the water is not too cold. We dipped in it for several minutes and it helped keep us cool on the way back. I've done the 4.5 in and 3.3 out several times (it's more of a workout), but this time did 3.3 in and 4.5 out and still moderate but not as exhausting. Take plenty of water, and bug spray. The plus was no rattlers this time (yes they do exist in this area), but we did see a lovely black and yellow long snake- so keep your eyes open on the trail.

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5 months ago