2.6 miles 200' elevation gain
This hike starts in the immense Feather River Canyon, and goes up steeply for 4 short switchbacks, and then follows a level route created long ago by miners.
There is a secluded campsite for Pacific Crest Trail travelers as they prepare for a nearly 5000' climb, and flood-polished metamorphic rock for dayhikers to rest on and admire the creek.
This is low elevation, despite having big mountains all around, and is snow-free most of the winter. CalTrans has a webcam higher up the canyon, and if it is snow-free there it should be snow-free at this hike.
Grass has prickly seeds in late May and June
This hike is in Plumas National Forest; owned by the public, managed by Plumas National Forest. Backpacking welcomed; campfires welcomed except late Summer & early Fall.
Maps Apr 2021 edition