Sitting in Butte County is a remote 410-foot waterfall that brings hikers incredible views year-round. The 7-to-9-mile hike on the Feather Falls Trail is a beautiful trek through the forest that ends at an overlook with views of the waterfall and the Feather River Canyon.
Distance: 9-mile loop
Difficulty: Moderate to strenuous
Accessibility: Year-round, best to go in late April when snow starts to melt
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.
If that video isn’t enough information, here is our discussion of the hike on the Talking NorCal Podcast:
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