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Location: In Plumas National Forest, 24 mi. NW of Feather Falls, joins Willow Creek Rd. and Hartman Bar Rd.
From Oroville, take Oro Quincy Highway 7.2 miles to Forbestown Road. Turn right, and continue 5.1 miles to Lumpkin Road. Turn left, and follow the winding grade 11.4 miles to Forest Road #57. Turn right. At 2.3 miles, Forest Road #57 becomes Forest Road #94. Continue on Forest Road #94 for 15.7 miles to the Hartman Bar turnoff. Turn left, and continue 2.8 miles to the Hartman Bar Trailhead.
Hartman Bar Trail has two entry points on either side of the Middle Fork of the Feather River drainage, and the trail descends down to a suspension bridge that crosses the river. The nation's record Ponderosa pine tree can be found adjacent to this trail on the north rim. An undeveloped campsite is located on the south side of the river. A horse corral is located at each trailhead. This trail is not recommended for novice horse riders.
Hartman Bar North trailhead (approximate elevation 5,100')is located approximately 54 miles northeast of Oroville, California. The trail descends difficult but scenic terrain to the Middle Fork Feather River at 2,300' elevation over the course of 4.5 miles.
Hartman Bar South trailhead (approximate elevation 4,800') is located approximately 31 miles northeast of Feather Falls. The trail descends difficult but scenic terrain to the Middle Fork Feather River at 2,300' elevation over the course of 3.5 miles, ending at an undeveloped riverside camp. Please observe Leave No Trace principles and pack out all trash.
Width: 21 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: None
Average Grade: 12%
Maximum Grade: 20%
Elevation Low Point: 2,300
Elevation High Point: 5,100
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available
Year Designated: 1979
Supporting Webpages and DocumentsDocument: Hartman Bar General Information
Website: USFS Trail Details
For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.
Assistant Resource Officer
Plumas National Forest
Plumas National Forest
Feather River Ranger District
875 Mitchell Avenue
Oroville, CA 95965
A beautiful wilderness camp
It's not completely undeveloped, there are oil drum fire pits and an outhouse latrine. The trail is fairly short but a bit arduous if you aren't on a horse - especially coming back up from the valley! We saw several pieces of cast off camping gear, including two cast iron skillets - I suppose they didn't want to pack them out! But it's a quiet spot, the scenery is beautiful, with the gentle sound of flowing water to lull you to sleep!
May 27, 2020
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