North Table Mountain

Oroville, California

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A massive lava flow of olivine basalt rock, ending on the west in a palisade of cliffs above the Sacramento Valley, North Table Mountain offers some of the most brilliant wildflower displays in the Sierra Nevada. A ramble over its broad volcanic plateau also turns up many other surprises, including vernal pools, ephemeral waterfalls, box canyons, and a strangely beautiful, moor-like terrain.

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"A massive lava flow of olivine basalt rock, ending on the west in a palisade of cliffs above the Sacramento Valley, North Table Mountain offers some of the most brilliant wildflower displays in the Sierra Nevada. A ramble over its broad volcanic plateau also turns up many other surprises, including vernal pools, ephemeral waterfalls, box canyons, and a strangely beautiful, moor-like terrain."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Oroville
Distance: 7.5
Elevation Gain: 500 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 4 to 5 hours.
Season: The best time to see blooming wildflowers in a year of average rainfall and temperatures is mid-March through mid-April. The reserve is open throughout the year and makes very pleasant walking in winter months, the best time to view the vernal pools and falls.
Trailhead Elevation: 1,320 feet
Top Elevation: 1,320 feet
Local Contacts: North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve, California Department of Fish and Game
Local Maps: USGS Oroville.
Driving Directions: Directions to North Table Mountain

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