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Great hike with amazing scenery. The waterfall is worth the distance. It was pretty tough taking the lower trail to get back as it is mostly uphill.

it was a long hike but worth it at the end

Amazing waterfall. Easy to navigate. Takes a long time to achieve the waterfall, but it's worth it!

1 month ago

Nice quick hike.
The view at the end is awesome!

My cousins and I decided to do this hike today as we had never done it. I saw the falls in a few friends’ Instagram posts so we rallied to do it. My sister brought her 2.5 year old with us. We started along the trail and realized the wagon wasn’t gonna make it so we stashed it behind a tree and trekked on.

The “trail” faded after about a mile. Needless to say, we definitely got lost. Luckily I had the app to guide us along where a trail used to be (there wasn’t a trail). My phone died but we finally made our way back and ultimately did the entire 4+ mike hike.

We never found the waterfall.

such a beautiful hike! We never made it to phantom falls due to really poor markers so we just followed to River down after the first water fall and found one that rivals the size of phantom falls. Pretty easy hike just wear good shoes as there are lots of loose rocks everywhere.

Such a variety from rocky to green meadows. My only complaint was it being a little difficult to figure out which way to go as the trail was not marked very well.

Great place to hike !! Trail was very well maintained and easy to navigate. And the views were worth every bit of aching feet and back. Met lots of friendly hikers and dogs. Only disappointment was the graffiti and the trash and empty water bottles people left behind.

One of my all time favorites! Stunning scenery! Upper trail is easy, if you want a difficult loop, hike the upper trail in & lower trail out (almost entirely up hill). Amazing beauty the entire trail any time of year! Not easy for young kids.

Very Nice

2 months ago

I really like this trail. I have done the full loop once in the summer and the last time we hiked the eastern 4.5 mile both ways to add some extra mileage. The waterfall is beautiful albeit a little touristy for my taste. A mostly shaded hike with some great views and wildlife. We have seen orange salamanders both times on the trail summer and winter. Dog friendly!

2 months ago

Trailhead is closed due to spillway construction.

Nice hike. Several ticks were trying to attach to do and and one attached to my leg. Be prepared and check yourself and animals well.

one of my all time favorite hikes. easy terrain, no steep grades, but still an engaging hike to a gorgeous view. we often camp 1 or 2 nights at the trail head.

Such an amazing and beautiful hike.

Hiked here 2 weekends ago with the pup and it was great! Picked up 2 ticks early on but didn’t see anymore for the rest of the trail. Great views, peaceful walk. Only busy part was the overlook to the waterfall other than that we barely saw anyone else.

Parking is easy at the trailhead but the bathrooms are GROSS.

3 months ago

My first time hiking. This is a moderate incline/decline. I was able to complete it in a little over an hour and that included stopping to sightsee and catch my breath. the trail is dog horse and bike-friendly, however I was the only person here today. it was nice having the wilderness all to myself. The view of the water at the end of the trail is breathtaking. You should go see it for yourself.

I didn’t complain at all after I got to the end

Awesome trail! Sun was out with blue sky and temps in the upper 50’s. Started out a little chill but soon the jacket was off and sweating. Took the upper trail to the falls and returned on the lower. I would probably do the opposite next time because you’re going uphill the whole way back when returning on the lower trail. Stay to the left when the trail forks near the beginning & then follow the loop trail GPS. Ended up being 8 miles. Went during the week and it was so peaceful and tranquil.

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3 months ago

Nice scenic trail. Forks off in the beggining and I chose the high road. On the trail by 7am had it all to myself! So peaceful

Nice trail to run or take the dogs on a walk.

Beautiful in the spring when the wild flowers are in bloom!

Did not take the loop everyone talked about went out to the outlook and back. Started from the main parking area. The directions link on all trails will take you right into the parking area. (Sometimes I find the not all the direct links are good but this one was spot on)

I’m in good shape and it took me 80 minutes each way. Really pretty views. A decent moderate as others said. On a scale of 1-10 in difficultly I️ would give it a 4.

Saw individuals of all ages and abilities.

Trail is dog friendly:) enough traffic that I️ wasn’t isolated but also isolated enough to be with nature I️ solitude.

4 months ago

Great hike, my wife's first over nighter. We loved it. Not quite a day hike for us but we jade a great time.

Erosion has plagued most of the trail as there are deep cuts and downed trees. Some of the sections can get pretty narrow. There are multiple water crossings (3 bridges/4 small streams) and plenty of sights. Look for Bald Cap Dome (similar to Half Dome in Yosemite) on the upper trail and watch out for ticks in the lower loop’s vegetation. There is also an optional route to the actual top off the falls instead of the viewing platform. You can eat lunch in the shade next to the river for a great afternoon of adventure.

on Feather Falls Loop Trail

4 months ago

This is one of a amazing hike, I have enjoyed thoroughly as it is in the Riparian Habitat. After nearly 0.5 mile the trail bifurcates into 2 trails, the lower and the upper trail. There are no trail markings there though. The lower trail is close to 3.8 mile and the upper trail is 4 to 5 miles. The lower trail is steep and the upper trail is gradual. I took the lower trail to reach the falls and took the upper trail for the return. This way the hike is lot more easier. Spring and Fall would be the ideal time for the hike. On the path of upper trail you will get to see a Half dome formation similar to Yosemite and pass through another small falls. there is water around the year in these falls.

it's open , the fires didn't reach the campsites or trails, but alot of people lost their home on the road that leads up their . besides all the natural disasters it's one of the best dog friendly trails in the area.

Great trail! Definitely worth it, the falls are gorgeous. The trail is very well maintained, the grade is steep and long, but worth every step!

"Completed" this hike about two weeks ago.... what a poor choice in hikes to do. Enjoyed the drive up from Davis.... but too hot, too dry, too unmarked. Wait until early spring is my suggestion, even then not a great hike. Also broke my pup and had to carry her as there were tons of stickers, foxtail type weeds.

Currently closed due to fire

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