North Table Mountain Waterfalls

Chico, California 95928

North Table Mountain Waterfalls

North Table Mountain Waterfalls Professional Review and Guide

"Walk across the top of a table mountain to waterfalls that cut through broken basalt.

The basalt foundation of North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve gives rise to a remarkable landscape, one that boasts profuse springtime wildfl ower blooms, vernal pools supporting unique plant species, and seasonal waterfalls that tumble down broken-rock ravines. A number of waterfalls fl ow on the reserve property when conditions are right. But trails on the reserve are presently cross-country, at least until a planned accessible trail and directional signboards are in place.

Regardless of which waterfalls are fl owing or accessible, a winter’s walk on top of North Table Mountain is breathtaking. The Central Valley opens below, with the shadowy coast ranges defining the western horizon. To the south the rugged Sutter Buttes punch the sky. If fog or haze has settled onto the valley floor, a carpet of white streaks across the blues and greens and browns of the viewscape."

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Trail Information

Chico
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
3
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
4-5.5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Waterfalls
Features
California Department of Fish and Wildlife; (916) 358-2869; www.wildlife.ca.gov/regions/2/wildflower-tours. Please use the website as the office is staffed part-time only.
Local Contacts
USGS Oroville CA; Chico Hiking Association map at www.chicohiking.org/Individual-Hike-Pages/Valley-and-Foothill/ Many-Waterfalls.htm
Local Maps