Went this weekend. as many have said it is a hard hike but manageble and you can enjoy the scenery as you take breaks.

Great hike with a beautiful view on the top. The hike was not as hard as I expected it to be. The second part of the hike was quite steep. I went there mid October and the temp was excellent for hiking. (85f).

Did a team bonding with one of our teams, it was a great experience! I will do it again.

Great hike! A good challenging hike with steep incline. Its a workout. Make sure to bring plenty of water as there is no water on the trail. In the summer you want to do this hike in the morning as it get really hot. Take care my dog & I encounter a rattlesnake. Amazing view of table top mountain. Picnic table at the top. No shade.

Great hike! I started the trail from the San Joaquin River Gorge it was about 9.9 miles round trip. Very steep at the end of the hike but worth! If you're going in the summer take plenty of water!

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Wow, how do you go uphill both ways?! Very challenging hike with brutally steep inclines. Great workout! Totally worth the pain once you reach the top. The view is amazing. The reason I give it 4 star rating is cause there was little shade.

Amazing views and only a 30 minute drive from Fresno. We got started a little late in the morning so the trail was in full sun and was hot but we brought plenty of water. When the trail splits, you want to stay left, I think if you stay right it goes down by the river. The trail is very wide and easy to follow, it's the width of a car the whole way.

Trail starts at the end of Wellbarn Rd at the big gate. Park on the side of the road, no bathrooms or water. You follow the fire road down towards the river for just under 2 miles before it splits. Go to the left and the entrance gate to Big Table is just up the road. This is where the steep climb begins, roughly 1,000 ft in a mile. Once to the top follow the trail, more like tire marks, across the top to the end where you can see views of Millerton Lake. Lots of flowers were in bloom. With going to the very end of the mountain opposite where you enter it was 8 miles roundtrip.

A challenge for trail running. A good hike. Very green during April. I had heard from another hiker there are rattlesnakes out so be careful at the top where the tall grass is.

Great workout with amazing views!

great hike amazing views be ready for a workout

Great work out hiking trail..it’s kind of hard finding the trail head once you are on the road, you need to pass through two gates before you can say you found the trail head..,first gate is the first one where you park your car, then head on that road until you came across a junction on the left, this road is as big as one you are walking on, take that road you should see a gate, you are now in the right path, continue up hill until you are on top..good luck!

This is a fire road with a steep climb but the view from the top is amazing

Great steep trail!

there's a better way to the top of this mountain, but it won't leave u feeling quite as sore and tired.. so go this way (lol) #Beautiful

Great hike. Would not recommend unexperienced hikers. Gradual down hill then a grueling climb to the top. Bring lots of water in the summer. Once you reach the top it’s the best feeling. Definitely a favorite.

Great workout and will challenge you depending on your speed

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

First time difficult in January second time march not so bad

The distance is listed at 5.5 miles round-trip, but I'm positive its more than this. PDF Maps(Avenza) gave me a reading of just over 4 miles one way. Either way, its a tough hike, especially after the junction(see uploaded picture with comment)...its all uphill from the junction. Directions: if you're heading towards Prather, make a left at Wellbarn Avenue, and follow this for a few miles until you come to a big gate. Squeeze through a small gate entry, and follow the Wellbarn Road Trail for approx. two miles. At this point you will come to a junction (see upload picture with comment), take the left road to get to Big Table Mountain Ecological Reserve. About a quarter of a mile from the junction, you'll come to another gate (see pic) ...from this point get ready for a tough work-out.

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