Central Valley Visitor Information

Feather Falls Loop, Oroville

It is a spectacular waterfall, plunging 410 ft. along the Fall River. Feather Falls flows year-round, but is most impressive in April, when the snow is melting. Outside of Yosemite, this is one of the best waterfalls in California.

The Feather Falls hike is very popular. Feather Falls is a loop hike, the upper loop is 4.5 miles and the lower one 3.5 miles. Suggestion: Take the longer 4.5 mile loop to the falls (which is mostly all downhill), and the shorter 3.5 mile loop on the return.

Location: Oroville, Feather Falls Scenic Area, Plumas National Forest, Butte County
Height: 410 ft.
Access:  hike, bike, dogs ok
Distance: 9.0 miles (Roundtrip)
Elevation: 2500 ft. (-1000 ft.)
Season: year-round
Difficulty: Moderate
Lat/Long: 39.64310, -121.27433
Directions:From Oroville, take Hwy #162 east (Olive Hwy) for 6.7 miles, turn right on Forbestown Road for 6.3 miles, turn left on Lumpkin Road for 11.4 miles to the signed turnoff for Feather Falls. Turn left at sign and drive 1.5 miles to the trailhead.

For more information visit Plumas National Forest

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