Hiking the

north table mountain 



The North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve, located near Oroville, California, is an expansive mesa formed by an ancient lava flow. This unique landscape has expansive vistas and multiple waterfalls.

This popular natural reserve attracts wildflower enthusiasts from early March to mid-May, as the mountain comes alive with an array of wildflowers. 

One of the most interesting geological features is the Northern Basalt Flow Vernal Pool, which forms when rains gather on underlying basalt that is impermeable to water.

Best Trails for Wildflower Sightseeing: Phantom Falls Trail - Moderate Ladder Falls Loop - Strenuous

Know Before You Go:

Parking is limited. Potable water and trash receptacles are not available.  Make sure to bring a hat, sunscreen, snacks, water, and sturdy closed-toe footwear. 

Wildflowers have begun to bloom in the reserve. Make sure to plan your trip soon!