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Scenic area in Plumas National Forest encompasses three branches of the Feather River. A moderate-level, nine-mile loop trail leads to an observation deck with a top-to-bottom view of the middle falls, largest of three major cascades. Recommended route is to take the upper trail to the falls and the lower trail back to the trail head.
The Feather Falls Scenic Area, which encompasses 15,000 acres in the Plumas National Forest, includes numerous hiking trails and campgrounds.
Getting there: From Oroville, take Oro Dam Boulevard to Olive Highway and turn right. Follow Olive Highway about five miles to Forbestown Road, turn right and continue seven miles. Turn left on Lumpkin Road., continue 12 miles to trailhead turnoff and turn left. Continue 1.5 miles to the parking area. Camp units are at the beginning of the parking area while trailhead is at the end.