Distance: 5.2 miles
Elevation Gain: 800 feet
Trail Use: Hiking
Hike Type: In and Out.
Pass Required: No
Season: Year Round
Dogs Allowed: No
Family Friendly: Yes
Notes: You can easily hike well over 5.2 miles by exploring the top of the Table Rock.
Upper and Lower Table Rocks are large cliff volcanic plateaus that can be seen from Interstate 5. They are one of, if not the most popular trails in the Rogue Valley area. They are located just north of Rogue River, Oregon (south of Medford) and are owned and managed by the Nature Conservancy and the Bureau of Land Management.
The Lower Table Rock offers the longer and more difficult hike. Round trip it is around 5.2 miles. But wandering around the upper mesa, you can easily log much more. The trail is well maintained and offers a steady climb to the top. Once you reach the top of the table rock, you enter a new world. You will be shocked at how large the plateau is. Be sure to take the time and soak in the incredible views of Mt. McLoughlin (see cover photo). One thing to be warned about, there is little shade once at the top. Be prepared with proper clothing, sunscreen and water.
Spring through summer are the most popular times to hike the trail as wildflowers are abundant but the trails can be hiked year round.