Feather Falls

Basics: Feather Falls has to be one of the best waterfalls in California (outside of Yosemite), especially in the spring when it is huge!  It is located in Plumas National Forest and can be visited year-round.  The hike is 7 to 9 miles depending on which trail you choose to take.  There is an elevation loss of about 1000 feet on the way to the falls. Continue reading “Feather Falls”

Bald Mountain

Basics: This hike is to the top of the 2729-ft Bald Mountain in Sugarloaf Ridge State Park.  From the top you’ll have views of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys along with the San Francisco Bay Area and many of the nearby peaks.  This hike is approximately 6 miles roundtrip.  The parking fee is $8.  Potential hazards include: rattlesnakes, sun exposure. Continue reading “Bald Mountain”

Fiske Peak

Basics: Sweeping vistas of the Capay Valley, Coastal Ranges, and on a clear day, the Sierras.  This hike begins at the Cache Creek Regional Park Lower Site.  It is approximately 8 miles roundtrip with an elevation gain of 2300 ft.  There is a $6 parking fee – and bring a pen to fill out the little envelope.  Dogs on a leash are allowed.  Potential hazards include: poison oak, rattlesnakes, and treacherous terrain. Continue reading “Fiske Peak”