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

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
4 days 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
5 days 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
10 days 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.

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.

hiking
24 days 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.

Very beautiful. We did this hike on 4/13/2018, Parking lot to Hollow falls, then across to Ravine falls, then Phantom falls then down to the pools about 1/2 mile past phantom in Flag Canyon.
The flowers were out in full bloom and it was beautiful. I returned to view again on 4/19/2018.
For Drone video of Phantom Falls and Fly over to Flag Falls go to this link.

https://youtu.be/O3mOB5dVnFE

hiking
26 days ago

Hit 3 waterfalls. Beautiful wildflowers April 29th. Trail is well defined up to 2nd waterfall, no trail after 2nd waterfall to Phantom Falls. Do NOT follow our path out, we were lost until coming back. Very busy by 10am. Portapotties at trailhead

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.

hiking
26 days ago

Very beautiful. We did this hike on 4/13/2018, Parking lot to Hollow falls, then across to Ravine falls, then Phantom falls then down to the pools about 1/2 mile past phantom in Flag Canyon.
The flowers were out in full bloom and it was beautiful. I returned to view again on 4/19/2018.
For Drone video of Phantom Falls and Fly over to Flag Falls go to this link.

https://youtu.be/O3mOB5dVnFE

great hike, awesome waterfall.

Very scenic. Best hiked in April on a cloudy day, the wild flowers stand out much more. Go all the way to the top of the falls. We prefer to go a bit past as well to get a different perspective.

nature trips
28 days ago

Very crowded. Overall it was a nice walk, easy for kids. Nice waterfall and wild flowers along the way.

Great trail hike the views are worth the hike. start to the trail on the left all down hill great photo ops, and on the way out go left nice easy gradual hike back out.

The whole place was a muddy over hyped cow pasture.

Solid. You can make it tomorrow steep or easy and either way you see the falls and the top of the river.

Wildflowers galore and many wispy waterfalls along this easy hike. On weekends in the spring, it is crowded. The sheer quantity of flowers is worth it though.

Beautiful place to hike and see Gods creation. about 8 miles of trail. easier and longer by 1/2 mile way to go on the right but shorter and steeper on the way is on the left. recomend this hike if you will be in that area of Oroville.

The trail is absolutely gorgeous. Lot's of green area, many watefalls that are stunning.

hiking
1 month ago

Wicked Kool

loved our adventure on Sunday

hiking
1 month ago

Great Hike. I got to the trail a bit later than expected, and the large parking lot was already pretty full. Even with all the cars, I didn't notice too many crowds until we got to the main falls. This is probably because most people just wander through the wildflowers, without following any specific trail. There is very little shade on this trail, but the abundance of wild flowers makes up for that!. There are quite a few stream crossings, and wet and muddy areas, particularly if you are just finding your own path. I went shortly after the rain and this wasn't too challenging, but might add time and distance to the hike when trying to find ideal places to cross and avoid getting wet.

The falls were beautiful, and there was a grove of trees not too far away, that were an ideal place to rest in the shade and have a picnic.

As several others have mentioned, there IS A TRAIL, but it might not be that obvious from the parking lot. I found it on the way back from the falls. As you enter the wilderness area from the parking lot, you can stay to the left and follow the ravine towards the creek. There is a fork in the trail near a grove of trees, and you want to stay to the right of the fork, and this will take you to two smaller water falls. "Phantom falls" is actually behind a barbed-wire fence. You can either go around or through the fence where the trail leads up to it. There is a clear trail on the other side of the fence that leads to the falls.

While walking off the beaten path was certainly enjoyable, I actually found the flowers and scenery to get better as we got closer to the falls. This hike is ideal for photography both close ups of the flowers, and drone photography from the air. I would only recommend this hike during spring late march early April, and shortly after the rain for ideal conditions.

nice place to hike during the spring when all the flowers are blooming. nice little waterfalls and streams throughout the entire area . the main waterfall is nice but it can get pretty small in summer, you can descend to the bottom of the canyon into a cave underneath the waterfall also, but it's a steep climb down and watch out for the rattle snakes

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful wild flowers along the trails

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