North Table Mountain Ecological Preserve Loop Trail

MODERATE 140 reviews

North Table Mountain Ecological Preserve Loop Trail is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Oroville, California 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.

DISTANCE
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
416 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
4 days ago

Don't go here this time of season, not worth it.

hiking
6 days ago

26 days ago

hiking
2 months ago

Worth it for the view of the falls and the aviary!

2 months ago

2 months ago

Trails not very well marked. Bring plenty of water.

hiking
2 months ago

5/27/2017 Hike
Came here 5/27/17 and got there at 6 am, we had the whole place to ourselves and didnt see anyone until our way back around 930, the parking lot was half filled then. Bring water, snacks, hat, and sunglasses - no shade thru and thru. The path was rocky in some spots but was easy enough to spot even if there were no signs, but it got confusing when we got to the areas where it's fenced up. Since the path continued thru the fences we came across, we continued forward. When you get to Ravine Falls, you will see a fence with no trespassing notices. Someone scribbled "Yes this is the trail" with an arrow pointing past the fence. We didnt see any other route so we went around that fence and followed the path on the left (the private property is on the right). That fence left only less than a foot to step on so be careful going around it. There were a million grasshoppers and ants on the path, kinda cool. The Ravine Falls is just a trickle at this point and the Phantom Falls is just a bit more than that, and on the way back, we tried to find the loop as the map shows here on All Trails but it was too overgrown and couldnt find it. Overall, it was still a good little hike. This hike is rated moderate probably due to the small uphill/downhill/rocky path but I found it's actually an easy one and not for folks looking for a challenge. Wish there was a way to get down the ravine and go under the falls.

hiking
3 months ago

nice little hike. went mid week early morning and it was nice. pretty much had the trail to ourselves. difficult to navigate at times, but good cell coverage for the entire route. more of an in and out trail as the loop listed on the main map didn't seem to exist unless you are ok with walking through fields of foxtails. waterfall was very low flow, and not as the pictures depicted at this time but still beautiful, couldn't find how to get down to the bottom of the ravine to see the base of it. bring water and a hat as there is little to no shade.

3 months ago

Really pretty hike even though we didn't find phantom falls (which is why I downloaded this app) We stayed left and guessed wrong at a couple unmarked forks and ended up in cow pastures. Saw a nice gopher snake sunning himself on the trail and a mamma doe with her baby grazing in the meadow. Spectacular old oak trees and vine strewn pathways. We'll go again earlier next year to catch the wildflower bloom, vernal pools and pumping falls. And now that I know how to get to phantom falls I hate to wait that long.

hiking
3 months ago

Family friendly hike with a pretty view at the end ;)

3 months ago

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3 months ago

3 months ago

3 months ago

I used the map as I went, and it seemed the trail ran quite a bit closer to the stream, than indicated by the red line , but definitely a nice trip

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful waterfalls and grassy hills but difficult to navigate.. there are not very clearly established trails or signs indicating where you're going.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful hike with beautiful views. The only bummer was the lack of markers. The trails seem to split often and we just tried to follow the most worn trail to get to Phantom Falls. Somehow we made it! I wish we would have had more time to go to the bottom of the falls!

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

This got three stars mostly due to lack of markers. the hike itself is easy except for the very annoying loose rocks. The water falls are dope, especially phantom falls so it's worth doing. Interesting place. I didn't make it to the bottom of the fall because wasn't sure how to get down there. The view from the top of the fall is incredible.

Tip: be careful of loose rocks. They are everywhere and if you're on tall grass be careful to step on rocks as you can easily roll your ankle on one. To get to the big water fall, it's passed the first two little ones you see, you'll cross a couple of downed barb wires. One side of plateau is private property with a fence, but there's an opening (narrow) to go through to get to phantom falls.

3 months ago

I loved the hike. It's pretty easy to do until you get to Phantom Falls and decide to go under the waterfall. I would recommend it to anyone. bring water and use the bathroom before you leave home before going on this hike.