This beautiful mesa above the city of Oroville serves up a jaw-dropping spring wildflower bloom, breathtaking Northern California waterfalls, and a chance to hike through a truly unique natural area just outside of Oroville. Formed by ancient lava flows, the underlying basalt rock holds water, resulting in stunning vernal pools and dramatic waterfalls like ephemeral, but spectacular, Phantom Falls. Grab a kite, a picnic basket or a water bottle and some hiking shoes and plan to spend a day at Table Mountain.
A CDFW Lands Pass must be carried by each visitor who is 16 years of age or older, however, visitors who are carrying a valid California hunting or fishing license in their name are exempt from this requirement. Lands passes may be purchased on-line, by phone at (800) 565-1458, or in-person at locations wherever hunting and fishing licenses are sold. Lands passes cannot be substituted for Wildlife Area Hunting Passes, which are required for adult hunters on Type-A and Type-B wildlife areas.
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Exit at Grand Ave (Exit 48)
Go East (right) on Grand Avenue for 1 mile
Turn left on Table Mountain Blvd for a tenth of a mile
Turn right on Cherokee Road - 6.3 miles north to the reserve
Official access is through a small parking lot on the west side of Cherokee Road