Feather Falls - the sixth highest waterfall in the U.S., and one of the most magnificent attractions in Butte County.
To Get There: There is plenty of parking if you get there
early in the day. It's a pretty good ride so I
recommend starting out in the am. The trails are
narrow in places but the foot hikers we ran into were
friendly and worked with us in passing. It's a single
file ride for sure. There is an area with a couple of benches at a
lookout area near the end of the trail. You need to
tie there and do the last bit of the trail on foot to
the lookout platform that actually views the falls.
We had 4 horses in our group and I wouldn't recommend
taking more than 6-7 in a group due to the area you
have to tie up in at the falls end of the trail. The drive up to the trail is slow and curvy but
it is worth it. Take Hwy 162 east through Oroville
and head toward Feather Falls. There will be a sign that clearly marks the Feather Falls trailhead. There is a bathroom at the parking area and there are some camp-sites there but other than that it's pretty much just you, a pony, and the trail so I recommend taking a saddle bag with water and snacks. Definitely don't forget the camera!!! - ERider Tami Echols
Feather Falls seen from the overlook.
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