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Fairy Falls Trail (AKA Beal Falls or Shingle Falls)

Penn Valley, CA

Also known as Ferry Falls; Hills, meadow, woods, & rocks lead to 100-foot waterfall. Formerly owned by Beale, this land was once home to a mock German town for training during WWII. Lots of protected wildlife within. Small shooting range 1/4 mile up Waldo Rd. before reaching the trailhead.

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Bobelaine Sanctuary Trails: Feather River
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5 Completed 4 Reviews

Super easy trail and well marked. Nice for a stroll, but wouldn't head here if you really want to do some hiking. This trail is more for bird watching and just getting outdoors.

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Bobelaine Sanctuary Trails: Feather River
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

There were no signs indicating where to turn off Hwy 99 for the trail head and I had to follow directions in a book to find it as my GPS wanted to take me somewhere else. The End sign on the road to the trail just means that's where the concrete road ends; keep going straight until the dirt road dead-ends into the parking lot.
I misinterpreted the signs along the trail (reading Private Property) as a "keep out" so I ended up missing half of the actual trail. I found it along the top-most loop/north firebreak though.
The trails that I did go on were clearly marked and very well maintained. I went pretty early in the day in hopes of seeing some wildlife, but only saw a couple rabbits and a peacock. I heard quite a few different birds, but did not see them. Overall it was a pleasant 5-mile walk.

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Bobelaine Sanctuary Trails: Feather River
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Walked a few of the paths. We went through the middle and not along the river. It's super green. It was about 5 miles round trip. We saw lots of birds and turtles sunbathing. It's an easy trail. When you pull up it feels like you're on someone's property because of a few homes and orchards. You have to go onto the dirt road just a few 100 ft to actually see the entrance. Over all it was a fun walk.

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Bobelaine Sanctuary Trails: Feather River
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14 Completed 3 Reviews

Just a easy trail through the wild grapes, blackberry's and brush. We had lunch at edge of the Feather River, but since we are in a drought year there was not much water. We saw some Turkey Vultures but the hike was not strenuous enough for us to generate their interest.

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Bobelaine Sanctuary Trails: Feather River
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

I'm very curious where this trail actually is. I drove 40 minutes using the mapping feature within the app and was taken to a dead end road in the middle of a bunch of orchards.

A farmer assumed I was broken down as I sat in my car attempting to use my Garmin to find the trail. Garmin couldn't find it either.

My hopes for a nice trail walk were completely blown. Instead I wound up with a 90 minute drive to no where.

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Bobelaine Sanctuary Trails: Feather River
by J V

1 Completed 1 Reviews

Shady and cool. Nice trail, kid friendly.

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Bobelaine Sanctuary Trails: Feather River
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21 Completed 13 Reviews

Beautiful scenery, peaceful. Just minutes from the 99 hwy but you would think you're far far away. You see deer, peacocks, river views etc. However, I've done it both in the fall and spring...........in the spring: we were pretty much a buffet for mosquitoes. Bring bug spray and make sure you're covered well.
In the fall the berries and wild grapes are ready and delicious.

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Bobelaine Sanctuary Trails: Feather River
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4 Completed 1 Reviews

Mosquitoes were every where! Bring bug spray for this trail.

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Bobelaine Sanctuary Trails: Feather River
by Susana Jackson

8 Completed 1 Reviews

This is more of a walk than a hike. Nothing to see really. All the plants were green and you could hear a bunch of birds but not really see any. Once you get by the Feather River it's nice to stop for lunch.

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Bobelaine Sanctuary Trails: Feather River
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1 Completed 2 Reviews

No pets of any kind allowed in the sanctuary.

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