Five developed units. First come first serve. There are now 2 bear proof trash bins at the trail head. If these become too full, please pack your trash out.
There is also now a Trail Head sign in sheet, provided for your safety and for comments. By keeping track of trail visitors, we can insure that incase of an emergency, we will know who is on the trail. Thank you for your cooperation.
At a Glance
The Feather Falls Lower Loop trail is temporarily closed due to significant structural damage to the bridge. For your own safety, please stay off of the Lower Loop Trail until further notice.
Open year round weather permitting
Lower loop closed due to downed trees
14 day maximum stay.
No OHV use permitted in Feather Falls Scenic Area
Plumas National Forest Feather River Ranger District
From Oroville take Oro Dam Blvd. to Olive Hwy., turn right. Take Olive Hwy. approximately 5 miles to Forbestown Rd., turn right and go 7 miles. Turn left on Lumpkin Rd., continue 12 miles to trailhead turn off and turn left. Go 1.5 miles to parking area. Camp units are at the beginning of the parking area while trailhead is at the end.
Mountain biking is a great way to enjoy the Feather Falls trail. Keep in mind that the trail is very steep in spots and you should give yourself plenty of daylight to complete the trail.
Camping & Cabins
Feather Falls has five developed campgrounds that are first come, first serve. Each site is equipped with a fire ring and built-in grill. Two vault style restroom are available in addition to potable water.
No fees charged
The nine-mile loop is a very popular day hike for Forest visitors. Allow yourself four to five hours to hike the full loop. A good way to enjoy both routes is to take the shorter steeper loop on the way down, and the longer easier trail on the way out. March, May, and June are thought to be the best months for hiking this trail. During this time, the temperatures are cooler, wildflowers are in bloom, and the falls has the highest volume of water flow.
Please remember that trash disrupts the beauty of the area; so if you pack it in- pack it out. Take plenty of water. Hiking by yourself is not advised. Poison oak is very common, so please stay on the trail. Have fun and Enjoy!