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As of today, aug 12, 2018. Not amazing at all. Smokey, dry, way too hot and literally looks like it burned down yesterday. Very sketchy to get to and should not go by yourself. Hopefully in the cooler months and growth from rain I’ll try again but def bummed bc recent reviews said it was great.
......... also I was just informed that it’s hunting season up there. Def not safe right now!!!!

There was no sign on the fork & we didn't think of getting a map before we started so we took the trail on the left & apparently it was the more difficult one. About 3.5 miles in we saw a black bear near the trail ahead of us so we ended up having to walk back in fear & in silence without even seeing the waterfall. I've never walked so fast in my life. It was a great workout, but the trail could use some maintance.

This trail wasn't worth the effort. It's long, hot and honestly not that pretty (like some of the women from my past). The trail is not well maintained, lots of plant life growing into the walking path you can't avoid walking through, a fallen tree you have to climb over. If you are with a lady in booty shorts, she won’t like it and will keep telling you how much she dislikes it, trust me I know. There's one good look out point where you can see the waterfall but you're not very close to it. Other than that spot you can't ever really see it. When you get to the top of the waterfall the angle is bad and you can't actually see the bottom or the water go off the cliff. I will say the water at the top is nice, clear and refreshing to get in. If you like pain with no payoff, this is for you, you masochist.

Nice little hills and little paths to wander around.

Fantastic options as you traverse the main trail. Lofty vistas make hiking up a ridge worth the effort. The trail is good for most... it can be a tad steep in some places, so wear proper footwear.
Don’t forget to pay... 6-month pass (affordable) and parking fee.

Nice trail. Dogs on leash, hiking and horses. Bikes are only allowed on the fire road- not the majority of the loop.

hiking
22 days ago

Went in mid-June with my husband and small dog. Falls were just a trickle, but the hike up was pleasant with a slight incline. The path was fairly rocky the last quarter mile and a bit uneven for my husband who had to use a walking stick for stability. I wouldn't classify this as an "easy" hike as described, but definitely doable. No benches or picnic tables, but they do provide dog waste bags, and parts of the trail you can have your well behaved pup off leash. Oddly for a Saturday, there were hardly any people, which was nice... not loud. I would consider coming back possibly in fall or spring.

hiking
25 days ago

One of my favorite local spots.

Hiking here various in difficulties. Some spots are paved and flat, while others become rocky and heavily inclined. The trailheads aren't really marked well, but do point you in the direction of land marks, ie: Pond, Lake, Caves.

What I love about this hike is the varying terrain and views, You'll start out deep in the forested areas, eventually getting views of the cliffs and more rural areas of Fairfield. Evntually stumbling across a small pond and then a nice lake filled with an abundance of wildlife.
It's not uncommon to see Herons, Ducks, Chipmunks, Fence Lizards, Turtles, and Bullfrogs in and around the pond.

Beautiful hike; most of it is shaded which is nice on a hot day, steady elevation, easy parking and easy to follow. One thing though is there are no bathrooms so plan accordingly :)

Not marked at all so make sure you download the map before you start. It’s a rough way up and steep way down. Not a lot of shade at certain points so make sure to wear sun screen. Not sure if we took the right way back, because we went down a thin little valley path to get back

It was a cool short hike.

It was such a beautiful hike... perfect weather and beautiful swimming hole at the top of the waterfalls!

nice trail with many shaded areas. we take the lower loop in and the upper loop out. platform overlooks the falls. bit of a drive to get there from greater Sacramento area but worth it.

Amazing. I was alone all the hike long. It was easy to follow the hike, and it was shady both upper and lower. It is one of the best waterfalls in USA.

No drinking water anywhere, bring your own gallon jug, ticks everywhere. Will not do again.

Great for trail running

Hiked the lower trail first which kept us in the shade and in the creek at times. There was one tree on the trail we had to work around. Feather Falls itself was great with a nice, but very sunny platform. The lower trail had lots of benches along the way and there are benches near the viewing platform in the shade. We took the upper trail back, which was a little longer, easier to hike, but had much more sun. Also, there was another tree on the trail we had to work around. There's a second unnamed falls along the upper trail that's also nice. The only complaint was that the poison oak and blackberry bushes are starting to reach a little far into the trail.

Overall it was a great hike. Took us 5 hrs with 1 hr spent at the falls (we're also slow hikers).

Parked near the end of Rowland Blvd, so no fees and easy to find the trail. No water in July, but plenty of shade. Might have heard a coyote howl a couple of times. Our dog loved it.

I absolutely loved this hike, and chose a perfect day to tackle it! Look for milder temps, there are some wooded areas but also a fire road that leaves you blistering in the sun. Most of the way up will leave you excited for whats about to come next, but people aren’t kidding when they say the last 10 minutes is a steep climb. Regardless, you MUST make it all the way to the top. If you are feeling like having an adventure, you can continue through, which leads you off towards bald mountain. 2 mountains in a day!

Great trail! Pay attention to the sigh that says go left/right. Somebody wrote “this sucks” going that direction. Do the sucky side 1st and it’ll be downhill instead of going uphill.

A hidden gem. Thankful for previous reviewers and tips. We went yesterday and took our time. We went to the upper, longer or trail to the right then went back down to the 3.5ish mile back. Note that the sign for the fork is gone. The hike going back is full of obstacles like a stream taking over the trail, a tree on the path and some parts overgrown, but it was worth it when we came upon the swim hole near the end and the lady bug colony on the bridge. Be wary of footing as some paths on the edge could give in. Don’t miss the butterfly area on the longer trail by the longer bridge. The loop has so many wonderful benches. Take time to sit and ponder. Also notice the sounds of the streams and how they change in every bend. Do bring lots of water and food so taking time won’t be a problem. We almost had the park to ourselves. If John Muir came, this place would be packed. No fee as well. Enjoy! (Some trash here and there so we picked some reachable ones. Help keep the trash out as it seems hardly maintained.)

Love this trail! Overall fairly challenging. You’ll work up a bit of a sweat during the steep parts before making it to the outlook by the gorgeous waterfall. Be prepared for some extra weight if you have children with you. We brought along a 3 yr. old, which made for a long trek up to the waterfall, but she was a trooper and did surprisingly well! The way back down though, she was pretty wiped and we had to take turns carrying her for more than half of the trail. Would definitely do it again.

Beautiful trail but make sure you’re prepared!

Short but nice trail

Great hike. Plan well, though. Lots of water or a water filter and snacks. Once you start you'll come to a fork. The lower trail is harder with more changes in elevation and more rocky obstacles where the top trail still has some but not as much. About 3 miles in (we started on the lower trail) you come to a wooden sign that says falls. Follow it, obviously...lol you're about 0.5miles to your destination. At that sign the other trail is the other way out. Towards the end there's a railing. If you look to the right just as the railing turns and takes you to the left there's an unmarked but obvious trail up to the top of the water falls. It's about .25 mile but so worth it!

A Jere's Jaunts hike. My brother and I set a good pace but Marty blew our doors off. I think he believes all hikes are a workout/competition. Lots of switchbacks on this trail but a good mix of scenery and the falls itself is really nice, one of the larger in our area.

Love this trail, sad to see it close as they have to rebuild it due to extreme fire damage.

Had an hour to kill after breakfast. got some sun and exercise

Excellent hike! Fairly level with some up-and downs on the upper trail, more significant elevation changes on the lower. Lots of mosquitoes, so bring bug spray! Outlook point at the end is 100% worth it, bring a lunch and enjoy it at the end with a great view.

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