North Table Mountain Waterfalls

Chico, California 95928

North Table Mountain Waterfalls

North Table Mountain Waterfalls Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"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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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

"The basalt foundation of North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve gives rise to a superlative hiking experience. This place has it all: endless views, renowned wildflower blooms, an abundance of waterfalls, vernal pools supporting unique species, a wonderful formal trail, and the ability to wander cross-country to other sites if you have the knowledge and skills to navigate without a trail." Read more
Waterfall Lover's Guide: Northern California (The Mountaineers Books)
Matt & Krissi Danielsson
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"As you approach North Table Mountain, you will understand how it earned its name. Towering almost 1000 feet above the surrounding landscape, this peculiar mountain has very steep sides, which inspires thoughts of the famous mesas of Arizona. The area is mostly undeveloped as of this writing, but plans are in place to create real trails and facilities in the future. This trail guide contains descriptions of the following trails: Coal Canyon Falls." Read more

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It's getting harder to find a trail we haven't done yet. This is well worth the trip!! Once at the parking lot, head North West. Have fun, cause there isn't a trail to the falls. Make it a full day and create a loop trail. Once at the falls, and ready to leave, head South West till you get to the next wooded canyon. Follow the cattle trail along creek till you get to another waterfall. I don't know the name of it, but it is a bit of a climb to the top. Once you get to the top of that water fall, just follow the cattle trail back to the parking area..........ENJOY!!

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
4-5.5 hours
Waterfalls, Wildflowers
California Department of Fish and Wildlife; (916) 358-2869; Please use the website as the office is staffed part-time only.
Local Contacts
USGS Oroville CA; Chico Hiking Association map at Many-Waterfalls.htm
Local Maps