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Paradise Flume Trail

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Length


10.2 Miles 16.4 Kilometers


1,283' 391 m

Ascent

-1,162' -354 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

30%

Max Grade (17°)

1,618' 493 m

High

1,446' 441 m

Low

Shared By Tilman Giese

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All Clear 44 days ago
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A great hike along and on top of the flume next to the west branch of the North Forth Feather River.

Tilman Giese

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall

Need to Know

The metal flumes can be very slippery when wet or icy. If you are afraid of heights then you probably shouldn't hike this trail.

Description

This trail follows the PG&E flumes along the West Branch Feather River. It can be accessed in a number of places in between start and end, e.g. off Dean Road. Contrary to the elevation profile above, this trail is actually very level as it follows the canal. Along the way you'll have sections on dirt and catwalks over the metal flume. The scenery is impressive and you get excellent views of West Branch Feather River. Enjoy the abundant wild life.

Flora & Fauna

The flumes are a prime mating habitat for California newts. Especially in March you'll find hundreds of newts in the canal. This trail is also a great birding spot pretty much all year round, including quail, wrens, sparrows, hummingbirds, and even the American dipper.

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Sep 3, 2018
Aryanna Pazeky
Where is the waterfall we have been walking for ages — 3h 00m
Mar 24, 2018
Tilman Giese

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  4.3 from 3 votes

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