Tuolumne Table Mountain

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Tuolumne Table Mountain is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Jamestown, CA that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

4.6 miles 679 feet Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

views

rocky


27 days ago

hiking

It wasn't what I expected. But, then again I went on a very hot day in June. It was a lot of dry grass and thorns everywhere. The table mountain is a great view but wouldn't do it again.


1 month ago

hiking

Enjoyable walk through beautiful California tall grass and oak trees. That's Part 1, and Part 4 on the return since it's a loop. The 500' climb (Part 2) is rocky and steep but a modest effort rewards the hiker with a stunning 180 degree panorama of a long treeless ridge and the reservoir down below. Up top is a rocky plateau, stark and barren. The view is remarkable and a real highlight, even on the same weekend I walked off several stunners in Yosemite, about an hour away. Part 3's descent is a little tricky, so watch your step! This week a flood of purple wild flowers dotted the golden tall grass and provided a nice visual contrast of colors. I saw several native birds and 3 wild turkeys down below, and some buzzards up on the ridge. Very hard to locate the trailhead. Park at the end of the road and look for a gate and trail sign around on the right side.


2 months ago

hiking

This hike was fun, especially once you are getting closer to the top. Definitely a moderate hike. The views of the cliffs as you start your hike are pretty cool, and the view at the top is beautiful, especially now that the lake has a little more water. Parking can be tricky. There is no parking lot so you just have to find a spot near the entrance which is a residential area. To find the beginning of the trail head to the metal gate and look to your right. The trail begins right behind a tree/bush. The sign is not visible from the street.


2 months ago

hiking

This was a fun trail especially the last part to the top. Definitely a moderate not an easy. The view is well worth it on top.


2 months ago

hiking


3 months ago

hiking

The view was amazing! The climb was a little tough with 2 dogs, but it was all worth it once we reached the top.


3 months ago

hiking

Absolutely incredible. Pictures can never do this place amy justice. The view waiting for you at the top is well worth the hike.


3 months ago

one of my favorite near by hikes... amazing view, work up a good little sweat... wear good shoes and watch your balance!


3 months ago

Great hike. Got a little lost but honestly, just follow the crowd and you'll be fine. Beautiful view!


3 months ago

I imagine springtime is the best time for this hike. Everything is so green right now. The bathroom is perfectly placed. We chose to walk through the meadow that parallels the dirt road and found it very scenic and peaceful. The last bit of this trail before reaching the plateau is very steep and rocky, a challenge for this semi-fit 50 year old. I was very pleased to have persevered as the view from the top was a satisfying reward.


3 months ago

hiking

BEAUTIFUL hike. The address in the app is spot on. It has enough challenges to know you enjoyed a nice workout and enough areas that are easy walking. We took 5 kids ages 10 to 13 and they all loved it and did it with ease. It's rocky up at the top but just take your time and use the rocks and trees as your friend to help you along the way. Had lunch at the top and then enjoyed the trip back down. Yes, you're in the direct sun some, but there's lots of shade as well. We will definitely do this again!


3 months ago

loved it and the hills were so green


3 months ago

hiking

this was a great hike! We parked before the gate to make it a tad longer for ourselves. As others have said, the walk to the bathroom is easy and very flat. Then, the next miles is quite uphill, but still doable :) We were a group of 4 with ages of 17-52! We brought a yummy lunch to have at the top!


4 months ago


4 months ago

hiking


4 months ago

hiking

Nice hike. As another stated, it's not a loop though. We went when the temp was 68 or so and it was perfect. Can't imagine in summer - too hot. When you park you can choose to walk the road (on private property, but allowed) or make a sharp right just before the gated road and take the actual trail. It's clearly marked but yes, you do need to look right. I'm glad we took the hike path - it went through some very beautiful meadows. Very different than the uphill, rocky hike that lies ahead...so you get the best of both worlds. If you do choose the road thought it is a bit shorter. The hike is diffidently up hill A LOT and lots of rocks that make the actual path a bit difficult to follow (but not too tough) but it's not too hard at all and it's beautiful at the top. We had ages 45, 18 and 11 and we did just fine!


4 months ago

Awesome view at the Top.... Amazing and fun hike. Take plenty of water, gets hot! :)


4 months ago

hiking

A great hike, but this is NOT a loop as the site suggests. It's about a 4 mile roundtrip hike, so 2 miles to get to the Table Top which is worth every step of the way. The first mile is relatively easy. The second mile is where the fun part starts - the uphill climb to get to the Table Top! This is not an easy hike and definitely not good for very young kids. We took one of our boys (10 y/o) with us and he did great, but any younger than that would be a tough task. None of the areas are dangerous, but they can be difficult to traverse. Some areas are slick, plenty of rocks, and part of the path is not clearly marked. As long as you keep heading UP, you'll be in great shape! This is a hike you want to do with plenty of water, a snack and on a mild weather day. We went the end of March 2016 and had some great weather (60's temps). We will definitely do this one again - fantastic views from the top of Table Mountain!!


4 months ago

An easy hike, and beautiful views. Worth the trip. Hike to the top (the table) and explore the beautiful country landscape, wildflowers, lava rocks and amazing views of the lake on one and Tuolumne mnts (twds Yosemite I think) on the other side, and the west view to coastal mountains. Beautiful day
I will be back.


4 months ago