It's some of the most beautiful scenery I've ever encountered but DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE ITS DIFFICULTY!! This is not an easy hike but all this considered it is absolutely 100% worth it! I would recommend going up the face (the shorter steeper trail) and down the huckleberry ( the longer trail), this will help conserve time, allow you to see new scenery both up and down, and save your knees ( as opposed to going down the face, which I do not recommend)! Start early because you will want all day to hike and will want time up top to take in the view and take a break. Note that it is often very windy and cold up top, regardless what time of year. Also pack your bear spray! 10/10 WOULD RECOMMEND!
Amber M. on Table Mountain Trail
I recommend going to the face and coming down huckleberry. Such a great hike...views of the Tetons take your breath away. (The wind at the top may also contribute to this). Took us 3 hours up and 3 hours down. We saw lots of unprepared hikers with no water or packs and crappy shoes. This is one hike you'll want to come prepared for.
It was a fun hike a little short for my taste. Had excellent view points most of the way up. I climb the face rather than go around through huckleberry trail. It was pretty foggy through out the hike but was beautiful in its own way. I will go back so I can see the tetons instead of the view of endless fog.
Absolutely worth it! I am 50 and in decent condition. I was a bit nervous about the length of the hike (time wise) as I had heard from others to allow 11 -12 hours. My husband and I did it in 9 at a pace that I felt was very slow. It got difficult toward the top and I just had to put one foot in front of the other. I didn't pressure myself about moving fast, so this helped mentally. The view was spectacular and we had lunch. Saw a moose and 2 calves right next to the trail. I would take the huckleberry trail in and out because it's so beautiful. It is longer but I didn't gain any time doing the shorter Face trail, as it was so steep. If you really want to take the Face, take it in, not out. It's miserable on the knees with loose rocks (and I don't have bad knees at all). I used hiking poles and liked it. Used up about a liter of water each. We did it in mid-august and it was a perfect day. No rain, no snow.
Our family has hiked Table Rock multiple times over the years. It is one of our favorites. We ran across a couple Moose, and a bear cub along the trail when we went last year. (We were a safe distance away). Start at sun up. Take plenty of snacks and water, and don't forget the rain jacket. Weather was crazy last time we went. (End of July)
Great hike and beautiful scenery. We hiked in from the main entrance which is less steep and more scenic. The hike took us 6 hours total, but we were moving pretty fast. I would recommend avoiding the steep, backside trail both down and back because it's a tough run. The snow was no problem whatsoever, there was some at the top but it didn't get in the way of the trail.
This is a BEAUTIFUL hike! We went in mid June but I would highly suggest waiting until late July or August to do this hike, otherwise you literally can't make it to the top because of the snow. That was sad. Also beware of river crossings especially later in the day when the water is high. It was dangerous and scary. But it was amazing overall and I highly recommend it if you go at the right time!
Well worth the effort to get up there. Plan on a good chunk of your day being taken up by this hike though. I've done it in the Summer (about 7 hours (full loop)) and in the Winter (about 13 hours (snowshoes in, skis out. Plan on traversing most of Teton Canyon Rd as well as the displayed hike)). Beautiful scenery every direction you turn at the summit as well as both sides of the river. I personally like hiking up the ridge, then back out through the valley. The river is fantastic to hop in on your way out.