Explore the most popular nature trips trails in Plumas National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
3 days ago

Nice quick hike with pretty views. If you’re looking for an easier day then I would do the suggested route backwards. Awesome swimming at the bottom too in the river.

Great hiking today.

This app said 4.5 miles but my gps said 5.8.

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!

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!

Beautiful views of the reservoir and valley from the top! Lots of shade, consistently up hill. Great hike!

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.

hiking
10 days ago

Not much of a hike but an awesome swimming hole!

I wasn't able to reach the trail. I drove halfway through the gravel/ dirt road and decided to turn around because of how much my little chevy was struggling. There was an immense amount of gravel and pot holes about 3 feet deep. The description says that 4wd isn't necessary but the road that leads to the trail definitely has not been up kept in a while.

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.

absolutely amazing

Feather Falls is beautiful, sacred and majestic. The trail has spectacular views. Truly a spiritual journey.

Great weather and views. Dogs loved it. Some snow patches still but definitely manageable.

This is an amazing loop that brings you to all the beautiful lakes in the area. Big Bear Lake and Silver Lake were among my favorites. Be sure to check out Long Lake too for a breath taking view.

I told my girlfriend to bring shoes or hiking boots, but of course she insisted on flip flops and she was still able to complete the 4 miles. In late May the water is bearable to swim in and very refreshing after each stop. Nothing can beat the snow capped mountains surrounding the shimmering bodies of water. It is a truly magnificent area.

Each lake more amazing than the one before. Can do it as an all day trip with stops to picnic, fly fish, swim(water was very cold). Small patches of snow but passable.

Beautiful trail.

hiking
27 days ago

Beautiful views.

Beautiful view over the valley
Amazing rocks to climb around

Enjoyed the beautiful trail you can keep going up to Smith Lake and Long lake.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike. Would recommend taking the left fork going in and the opposite side of the loop out for an easier route. Bring lots of bug spray for yourself and your dogs. There's a good amount of shade throughout the hike.

Right on! This is my favorite so far.

This was a nice quick one. It has a great view of the waterfall which we caught in the late afternoon with the sun behind the falls. It is gorgeous at that time. There are great views of the valley driving up to it from the north side.

hiking
1 month ago

Love this hike gorgeous gorgeous waterfall worth the hike in. Lots of mosquitos today glad we took repellant. Always lots of friendly families with kids and dogs. This is a great family hike.

These are NOT the directions to the Indian Falls. that trail head is about a mile north, beyond the turnoff for the town. there is a large parking area and short designated trail to the falls. These directions are to a trail, to the left of a private drive. it is not clear if this is on private land. if you go for a mile along trail, parallel to river, you will reach an old ruined bridge and a beach. pretty cool but no falls there. no clue on the story of the bridge. looks like Olympic (now the private drive) crossed the river long ago. now on verge of total collapse.

hiking
1 month ago

Love this hike. The view is great, we went in January. I recommend the extended hike pass the overlook to get to the top of the waterfall. There were a few downed trees that we had to go over or under, along the path. I’ve done the lower trail back and forth as well as the upper trail back and forth. Lower has more streams and shade. Upper has a nice small waterfall.. we did not run into any bugs during January but I have heard that gnats can be a issue during later months as well as mosquitoes.

1 month ago

Awesome hike! You gotta drive on a gravel road for awhile to get there. The begging of the hike had a lot of overgrown brush. There’s also a few fallen trees you gotta climb over or under. Saw two different types of snakes. There was absolutely nobody else on the trail the whole time we were there. Although it’s not a long hike it does take longer then usual to finish. I think it took more than 2 hours to get down. It’s quite a reward when you get down to the river. Spent a little bit of time down there jumping on rocks and going in the cold river. Took a water filter with us so we could just drink the river water. There’s nothing better than hiking something challenging with a nice reward.

Perfection. One of my favorites. Gets a bit crowd in summer though. Parking extremely difficult! Beware of naked sunbathers! They are out when sun is shining.

Beautiful area. Loved it.

great hike, awesome waterfall.

hiking
1 month ago

Short easy hike to a cool swim spot

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