Table Rock

Molalla, Oregon

Table Rock Professional Review and Guide

"A short, round-trip day hike in the Table Rock Wilderness. From the summit, view three Washington peaks: mounts Rainier, Saint Helens, and Adams, and Oregon’s five highest peaks: mounts Hood, Jefferson, and the Three Sisters.

Special attractions: Solitude; great views; basalt columns; wildflowers."

Table Rock Reviews

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Great Hike. The guide here however is aliitle wrong and a needs an update. First the wrong. It speaks of turning on to S molalla Rd. The Road is actually named South Molalla Forest rd, other than that the directions are Good. Now the update. In 1994 there were 2 landslides that covered the last 1.5 miles of the gravel rail access Rd. so now instead of a 2.5 mile one way hike its a 4.0 miles one way. not much of a problem though since the 1.5 miles is virtually flat accept where it breifly leads you up and around the slide. After about 1/4 to 1/2 mile from the original trail Head, The trail T's into another trail. you will want to make a left turn or twords the streamers hung in the tree. if you go the other way you will head for Rooster rock not Table Rock. also ther is a talus slope you most traverse other than that the trail is in excellent shape. The view from the top is well worth the climb. Rainier, Hood, Jefferson, Jack ,Washington, 3sisters all visible,plus the buildings of Downtown Portland and the Fremont Bridge as well.
Trail is well maintained and the only problem on the way to the top is a field of basalt boulders that have to be crossed, about 1/4 mile of it. Otherwise, trail is through a beautiful forest. From the top, Ranier, St. Helens, Adams, Hood, Jefferson, and the Sisters are visible. The approach road is washed out and thus the distance to the top from the car is now 4 miles not 2.5 miles. The first part of the hike is along the old road past the wash-out so is easy, but allow at least an extra hour for the trip.
Trail is generally in good shape. However, I beleive that the last driving distance of 6 miles to trailhead is now like 4 miles, due to a wash out on the access road, and therefore the hike is 4-1/2 miles each way, 9 mi total - too much for my teen age daughter - Plus we just didn't budget enough time. Important Note! those last two legs of the driving to the trailhead are dirt - my Avalanche was COVERED in dust. But a great day to be outdoors as always. ER
Trail not maintained yet this year--but the view of the Cascades was worth all the detours!

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Trail Information

Nearby City
1,121 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Day hike
Best mid-June through October
3,760 feet
Trailhead Elevation
4,881 feet
Top Elevation
Bureau of Land Management
Local Contacts
USGS Rooster Rock; Table Rock Wilderness map
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jun 2018