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Hollow Falls is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Oroville, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.5 mi Elevation gain 242 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

River

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Muddy

Rocky

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Megan Vatcher
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Hiking

Did this trail a couple springs ago and it was gorgeous to see all the wild flowers. Hollow Falls was a bonus. Decided to try again last week and the falls were dry, plus there were millions of grasshoppers jumping around. Wouldn’t hike this trail in the summer again, but definitely worth it in the spring.

Ellie Massey
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Hiking

Very easy to get lost. Lots of bugs. No water right now so the falls are all dry. Overall still had a nice time but spent much longer than expected due to getting lost.

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Janine Galos
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HikingRocky

The falls were dry, and there was not a wild flower in sight. However, it’s easy to get to and nice if you have little ones or just want to get some fresh air.

Carina Reis
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HikingRocky

Beautiful hike. It was rocky. There’s no water at hollow falls but only small pond. Phantom falls there’s some and Ravine falls too. Very pretty

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Olga Otwo
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Hiking

Nice place to hike, go early, bring snacks, water, very rocky...good shoes is a must...not much shade...an all day trip Beautiful and you can see 4 other waterfalls that are bigger and prettier, recommend you go after it rains.

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Mel H
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HikingRocky

Its a short little hike.

Candace Amundson
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Hiking

Water is low - falls are not really flowing and I’m pretty sure that most of my hike was one someone else’s property - but took left at the big trees and was on top of one of the falls - not gorge or phantom - rounded to the left and the left again at the 2 pipes (if you turn right you end at bottom if thy falls - tools in some great scenery - then went o the other falls Nd it was not as great - we are going back in April so we can see the night of the falls at run-off - I had fun but know that it is windy as heck so wear something that covers your ears for most of hike - signage sucks so just have fun getting lost - make it an adventure and keep the tracking on so you fine your way back

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Joy C.
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HikingMuddy
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Rob McLeod
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HikingRocky
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Rob McLeod
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HikingRocky
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Clark Jensen
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Hiking

Went on the trail 12.15...lots of water and a beautiful view from the bottom. I opted to descend right and the rock face as your approach. It is very difficult to descend there, and the climb up is VERY hard. I would not take on this option to descend net time.

Mike Fields
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Hiking

Water is back with recent rain. Good trail.

Katie Freehling
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Hiking
John Carbary
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HikingNo shadeRocky

Very easy to get to but no water this time of year.

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Mackenzie Nash
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MuddyNo shade

it's not really a hike. and you don't have to do the loop to get to it. it's just right there. more of an easy stroke with some mud. if you keep walking past it though for a few miles there is another waterfall (beaston falls) like a smaller phantom falls.

Ashley Glass
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HikingMuddyRocky

If you find the parking lot with porta potties, you’re in the right spot. Go through the gate (no fee although there is a sign that says there is one), and stay to the left when trail splits in two different directions. Follow the trail (very few signs) and creek to get the to super rocky and narrow path that leads you down to the waterfall. Be prepared to get your shoes/boots dirty. Passed a lot of people wearing sneakers and wouldn’t recommend that! It was wet on the rocks from the previous rain fall and it was very easy to slip without proper footwear. Dogs enjoyed the trail! Lots of people using the trail- heavily trafficked.

Ashley Edwards
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Rocky

clean easy hike. I'd take my grandparents to this hike

Karen Godley
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Hiking

Pretty rocky and can be steep in some areas but if you don’t mind getting your hands dirty. Pretty dry on the main trails right now but can get muddy in some of the low areas. You really don’t have to go there though. Very popular and lots of traffic. Bring sunscreen or coverage, not many shady spots.

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Jessika Punzo
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Great springtime trail, kid and dog friendly! wear good footwear for lots of mud and water.

Molly Spink
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HikingMuddy

This was a super fun little trail to a beautiful waterfall! It was super super muddy so take shoes / boots you don’t mind getting dirty! Great for dogs! Just follow the trail poles as we missed them and tried to make our way down a cliff wondering why it was so difficult!

Krystina R
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HikingMuddyOff trail

I’d do it again when the ground dries up, very hard to follow the path. Followed the creek to the falls.

Tamie Tattics
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Absolutely beautiful. Super easy short trail, but crowded. Falls is definitely worth it.

Joshua Day
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This is a classic trail that I have hiked since I was a kid. Pass to the right of the Mother Oak Tree and watch out for mud (the topsoil sits on top of ancient lava rock and sheds water well). Stay on high grounded rock as much as possible and take your time with each step till you get to the divide/break in the ravine. Say hi to the moo-moos and continue downstream. The trail is the north side of the stream. Once you get to the head of the falls, VEER left. There is a brown metal trail marker. Follow them!!!! Continue to hike AWAY from the falls until you come to another trail marker which will lead you to a gentle transition to the creek bed. Great for a kid's first "real" hike. Enjoy!!!

Nick Nelson
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Hiking

Great trail for young kids. Took the whole family including my 2 year-old twins who were able to walk most of the way. Trail was easy to follow. The falls were dry, as we expected for July, but it was still a fun hike and a very pretty view from the top of the falls.

Carsyn Hoogendoorn
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This was a pretty hike and not that long.. the water fall was dry at this time of the year but there was still a little running water! Still a great trail with many pretty wild flowers

Marybeth Anderson
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Got out there before the crowds hit but I definitely wasn’t expecting that many people. Got a bit crowded on the way out. Fun little adventure. I went off trail and explored a bit. It was good but a one and done for me. Not that spectacular.

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