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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.

hiking
15 days ago

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.

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).

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.

trail running
23 days ago

great trail run! You shoud try to hike down to the water. So, beautiful and peaceful when there no moving boats.

road closed.

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!

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.

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.

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

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

Gravel road runs along the river...flat. views of the Feather River, Table Mountain, and the O.
As of Feb 2018, the trail is blocked a little past the 34 mile marker (trail head at 31 mile marker near bath house).
pretty!

Beautiful trail.

This was a very confusing yet beautiful hike the flowers were so pretty but the trail
Was not marked or maintained at all we just kinda keep going with what we thought was a trail until we came across the waterfall

Sunday, May 20, 2018 is the day we went on this hike. I read through the reviews and it helped to stay on the right path to the falls. The trail isn't really present. Like everyone said, stay to the left and once you hit the fork go to the right. There wasn't much of a waterfall when we went but still fun. No shade.

hiking
2 months 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.

hiking
2 months ago

Went on this hike at the end of April and it was absolutely beautiful. The trail was terribly crowded for the hike out, but then we did get a late start that day. You get some great views and some great photos this time of year.

Poor trail markers but excellent hike.

walking
2 months ago

Follow the map here and you won’t get lost. Stay to the right and you shouldn’t get lost.

Went with my wife, inexperienced 5 year old and 60+ mother. All of us did great thanks to the cool weather and smooth trail. There were multiple creeks we walked along, which supported many wildflowers and animal life. Great views of rolling hills as well. We walked in mid-May, so the wildflowers we less numerous (but so were the crowds) and the waterfall was very low. Had no regrets, still was a lot of fun.

The geology is stunning once you reach the canyon! Wildflowers are at the tail of their bloom and Phantom Falls doesn't have much flow, but still beautiful and worth the hike. The trail is not well marked though and ran into many people trying to find their way to Phantom falls.

hiking
2 months 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.

I will start by saying I am a novice hiker. I lost the trail early and had an impossible time finding it. I found a different trail with marked posts that I followed until their was no more path to follow. The first waterfall is very close to the start and is was worth the brief meandering I did. 3 stars cause of that.

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