Feather Falls Trailhead Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

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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.The water System is down at this time.

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

Current Conditions: The upper and lower loops of the Feather Falls Trail are now open. Please pack out trash.
Operational Hours: Open year-round, weather permitting.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees No Fee Required
Usage: Medium
Best Season: spring - early summer
Busiest Season: spring - early summer
Restrictions: 14 day maximum stay. No OHV use permitted in Feather Falls Scenic Area
Closest Towns: Feather Falls
Water: potable water
Restroom: vault toilets
Operated By: Plumas National Forest Feather River Ranger District

General Information


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.



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Day Hiking

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!

Status: Open
Difficulty Level: Moderate


Picnic tables
Tent camping
Drinking water
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