Feather River Canyon

The Feather River Canyon, located along Highway 70 between Oroville and Quincy, is one of the most popular scenic driving routes in the state. It's a major portion of the Feather River National Scenic Byway and serves as the lowest elevation east-west passageway through the Sierra Nevada.


Cascading waterfalls and wildflowers in the spring and brilliant colors in the fall highlight the canyon's natural beauty.

The area also showcases the marvels of power plant, railroad and highway engineering between the steep, rugged canyon walls that drop down to the North Fork of the Feather River.

The historic Pulga and Tobin bridges -- highway and railroad bridges that cross over each other -- and three tunnels blasted through granite are among the most frequently photographed sites.

Seven hydroelectric powerhouses make up the "Stairway of Power" along the river with excellent views of the process in action.

The small communities of Storrie, Tobin, Belden, Caribou, Twain and Paxton offer lodging, camping, convenience stores and places to eat.