- 8 miles
- Aerobic Difficulty:
- Moderate to Advanced
- Time To Allow:
- 2 - 3 hours
- Spring - Fall
Feather Falls National Scenic Trail, a mountain bike accessible trail, leads to an overlook of Feather Falls, which is 640 feet high and the 6th highest waterfall in the Continental United States.
The Feather Falls Trail is a loop, featuring a 3.5-mile access to the falls going one way and a 4.5-mile access to the falls going the other. It is suggested that bikers take the 3.5-mile way out and return via the 4.5-mile route.
The Feather Falls trail travels along the Wild and Scenic Middle Fork of the Feather River as it approaches the falls. The Feather Falls Trail winds through the dense Plumas National Forest and steepens significantly right after it leaves the trailhead, at times requiring less experienced riders to push, rather than ride, their bikes.
Time To Allow:
Depends on fitness and skill level
The Feather Falls National Scenic Trail is multi-use and riders should understand and practice appropriate right of way protocol. Backpackers and hikers are a common sight. Riders should also carry a first aid kit, bike repair kit and extra water and food.