Fine trails lead down to a spectacular overlook of Feather Falls and the Middle Fork Feather River canyon.
This is a great trail to a great waterfall. It’s as simple and as perfect as that. The Feather Falls National Scenic Trail is straightforward, nicely maintained, and eminently pleasant, though it can be a chore in hot weather. It passes through a forest of mixed evergreens—oaks, pines, firs, and the occasional incense cedar and madrone—to an overlook on a rock promontory: Look one direction onto Feather Falls, a mighty horsetail plunging more than 600 feet down a vertical rock face, and then swing around and gaze in the other direction down the Middle Fork Feather River canyon, steep-walled, remote, and ringing with the thunder of the river and falls.
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