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These flumes are similar to the Centerville Flumes but they are in the
canyon above the Feather River. It is also sometimes referred to as
the Upper Miocene Canal.
There are two main roads down to the flumes.
Dean Rd is the most frequently used road but it does not encapsulate
the full loop. Feather River Pl is less used but includes more of the loop.
Traveling down Feather River Pl to the end before it turns left you will
see a gate between two houses with warning signs about snakes and mountain lions.
Proceed through this gate and down the fire road and you will eventually
reach the flumes.
The trail along the flumes consist of dirt single track and metal platforms.
Many of the platforms can be quite precarious and are very high up in the air
with little to no safety rails (be careful!).
Other than the minor technical terrain the ride is quite easy.
There is lots of nice scenery along with the sound of the raging Feather River below.
There are numerous trails from the flumes down to swimming holes in the
Feather River. At the end of the flumes one of the largest swimming
holes is behind a man made dam. The pool is comparable in size to 1
mile in Bidwell Park.
The fire road from the end of the flumes up to Magalia is grueling.
But once at the top it is an easy cruise down the paved roads (Skyway, Pentz)
back to the beginning.
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