Feather Falls - (9 Miles; O&B) - Feather Falls

Bryant Ravine Road
Oroville (East of), California 95966
Butte County
Phone: 530-534-6500

Feather Falls is one of the most popular waterfalls in Northern California and for good reason, it's pretty amazing!
The 9-mile (O&B) trail takes hikers to an incredible waterfall that drops over 400 feet and has a huge 'wow!' factor.  
The trail meanders through a variety of trees and other plantlife while gently, mostly, gaining 1100 feet over the course of the 4.5 mile hike to get there. 
Shorty after you leave the parking lot and begin heading along the trail, it will split.  If you continue straight, you are taking the Lower Feather Falls Trail.  This path is a little shorter than the Upper Feather Falls Trail (to the right) but has a more intense incline toward the end.  Lower Feather Falls tends to remain muddier through the Spring than Upper Feather Falls so check conditions before heading below.  
Officially the trail is 9-miles but we highly recommend that you take the trail that leads above the waterfall itself; adding an extra mile, round-trip.  Not only are there some killer views of the valley below but a cage that allows you to peer over the waterfall as well.  Can you find the rope swing above the waterfall? 
Distance:  9 Miles; O&B
Degree of Difficulty:  Moderate.  Bring plenty of water. 
Dogs:  Yes.  On Leash
Camping:  Yes, click HERE for more info about camping at Feather Falls. 
How to get there:
Take Highway 162 East from Oroville until you reach Forbestown Road which will be on your right.  Shortly after getting on Forbestown Road, look for Lumpkin Road which will be on your left.  Take Lumpkin Road until you reach Bryant Ravine Road which will also be on your left.  Follow it to the end.  For more specific directions, check out the map.  
More info:
There are a number of places along the trail that have shade but quite a bit of it is in the sun...and it gets hot!  Bring plenty of water, some snacks, carry a hat/sunglasses and use sunblock.   Dogs are allowed on the trail while leashed. 
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