Lower Table Rock Trail

Jackson County, Oregon

Distance1.5mi
Elevation Gain861ft
Trailhead Elevation1,246ft
Top2,019ft
Elevation Min/Max1244/2019ft
Elevation Start/End1246/1246ft

Lower Table Rock Trail

Lower Table Rock Trail is a hiking trail in Jackson County, Oregon. It is within Lower Table Rock. It is 1.5 miles long and begins at 1,246 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is three miles with a total elevation gain of 861 feet. The Bear Rock can be seen along the trail.

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

Hiking Southern Oregon (Falcon Guides)
Art Bernstein and Zach Urness
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"A fairly steep hike up a spectacular flat-topped mesa with rare plants and outstanding views. This immense formation with the look of a flat-topped desert mesa is one of the prominent landmarks along the middle section of the Rogue River. Lower and Upper Table Rocks are fascinating in their geology, botany, and history. The trail makes a pleasant afternoon jaunt in winter or spring. March and June are best for wildflowers. Beautiful golden fields of flowers (including a species called goldfield) blanket the top in March, while myriad wildflowers bloom in June. The trailhead area was built by The Nature Conservancy, which also maintains the trail and owns a piece of the rock. They’ve done a commendable job." Read more
100 Classic Hikes in Oregon (The Mountaineers Books)
Douglas Lorain
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"The Table Rocks are a pair of misplaced monoliths that rise above the Rogue Valley northwest of Medford. For itchy-footed hikers zipping by on Interstate 5, these cliff-edged basalt mesas stir an almost irresistible desire to climb to the top and take in the view. Fortunately, good trails lead to the top of each rock. And once you get there, you can not only enjoy the expected view but also marvel at the many unusual plants that call these rocks home. Both trails are worthwhile, but the one up Lower Table Rock, owned by The Nature Conservancy, is marginally more scenic and has better wildflower displays. Dogs are not allowed on the trail." Read more

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12/30/2008
good day hike leading to plateau which used to be a makeshift landing strip. lots of fog in the early morning and evening hours reducing visibility to zero. make sure you have a clear day or night for views. trail is marked clearly with informative guides along the way
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Trail Information

Jackson County
Nearby City
Moderate
Skill Level
Views, Wildflowers
Features
BLM Medford District Office: (541) 618-2200
Local Contacts
USGS Sam’s Valley; BLM Medford District
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018