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Just did this hike on Sunday, 4/23. It was beautiful and definitely worth the two hour drive from Sacramento. There was A LOT of poison oak. The trail is pretty well shaded. There's a fork in the trail right before you get to the falls overlook. There's a sign that says overlook left, but doesn't say what the right part leads to. We went that way and it takes you to the river right before the falls and a small group camping site for backpackers. We ended up setting up my hammock and taking a nap by the river for a couple hours. Even though the trail was pretty crowded on Sunday, we were the only ones in that area.
dat x. on Feather Falls Loop Trail
Beautiful trail, but arrive early (7-9 am) and spend the entire day here. I came with my family and everyone was able to finish the 8 mile loop trail and witness the beauty of the 410 ft Feather Falls. Bring lots of water (I would recommend 2 liters per person) and avoid the POISON OAK!!!
Great hike! Great views! Make sure you go towards the left when you first come out of the parking lot and into the grass to find the trail. You'll come to some oak trees, then veer to the right towards both waterfall spots. The first waterfall is the smaller of the two and a nice place to stop for a minute. Be sure to keep going to the second and larger waterfall, called Phantom Falls - it's truly spectacular and worth the extra half mile!!
Took this hike yesterday with my gf and it was amazing...we did the loop starting with the short route in and long route out, we have not hiked since last summer and was a great start the year off trail. Trails are in pretty good condition considering all the rain we got. Only issue is lots of trash along the trail and took away from the beauty, we packed out twice more then what we hiked in with. PEOPLE PLS PACK OUT YOUR TRASH!! and even a little more it never hurts.
Jim and crystal M. on Feather Falls Loop Trail
beautiful wet easter hike..
plan for a full day. this is not an easy hike by any means. my wife and i spent almost 3 hours hiking in close to 4 miles and still never reached the falls. if we would have kept going and didnt turn back whg en we did we would have been stuck at the top of the mountain in the dark. we barely made it out before dark. alot of the trails were missing washed away from the rains so we had to improvise but over all it was nice.
its not an easy
Went backpacking with the family. Camped about 1/2 mile past the falls. Saw very little wildlife, Trail was quite on Friday and fairly busy on Saturday. Lots of water, several times we had to cross or walk along water flowing on the trails. Beautiful hike.
Fantastic falls! Been wanting to see these 7th highest falls in US for a long while and we finally got to!
IMPORTANT NOTE: if you are set on doing the loop, our family highly recommends you take the shorter 3.3 mile trek (to the left at fork) FIRST/down the canyon and return after you see the falls on the longer 4.5 mile trek.
While 4.5 miles is longer, it is very flat (see topo maps here) while the 3.3 leg is steep down, it is so super difficult coming back up on the return, especially with kids and slightly out-of-shape adults.
Have fun!!!! And oh yeah, if you take dogs, watch for:
1. Low poison oak along trail in Spring, and
2. Ticks. Our daughter found 3 during, and 4 after the hike.