A hiker fell 100-feet to their death near Hollow Falls at Oroville’s Table Mountain on Saturday. The tragedy is a warning to prospective hikers in the Table Mountain area, which is known to lack easily accessible trails and guard rails over its cliffs.
The Butte County Search and Rescue team sent a helicopter to the area around 5:30 pm on Saturday. They arrived to find the hiker had died as a result of falling into the water at Hollow Falls. The identity of the hiker has not been announced, but according to one Facebook post, it was a lady who seemed to be in her 70’s.
Springtime is popular for hikers at Table Mountain, who can take in the seasonal waterfalls and wildflowers. The growing number of visitors has brought attention on the lack of infrastructure in the area, most notably no guardrails surrounding the cliffs.