A remnant of a lava flow that once covered this region along the western foothills of the Cascades, the "fortress" of Table Rock stands at 4,881 feet above the northeastern portion of this small Wilderness. On this steep and rugged terrain you'll find a quiet forest of Douglas fir and western hemlock, with noble fir at higher elevations and crowds of rhododendron on many of the upper slopes, an island of old growth in an ocean of forest development. At least two endangered plants bloom here: Oregon sullivantia and Gorman's aster. Deer and elk wander about in winter, and the northern spotted owl has been spotted among the old trees. From four trailheads, about 17 miles of trails give access to the Wilderness. A relatively easy hike from Table Rock Road will take you up the Table Rock Trail to the sweeping vista from the summit of Table Rock, where the land falls suddenly away in basalt cliffs on the north face. From this high point, Mount Rainier looms far to the north, Bull of the Woods Wilderness beckons from the east, and the Willamette Valley spreads out to the south.

19 hours ago

Great trail! Not very crowded. We went a couple weeks ago on a Sunday. Took my 7 year old and we were a little slow but he did great! A couple places it seemed a little hard to know which trail was the actual trail but we did just fine. I would recommend it for sure!

on Table Rock Trail

hiking
7 days ago

If you’re obsessed with mountains, go on this hike! You will get the most beautiful view of multiple peaks if you go on a blue sky day. My husband and I hiked with our toddler in a framed pack. It was a moderate hike, but some areas felt hard with a kiddo in tow. Bees were Everywhere, but the wildflowers were so pretty. We really enjoyed it!

hiking
13 days ago

Amazing view of Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Hood, Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Washington, and North, Middle, South Sister! Will be doing this hike again!

hiking
17 days ago

Beautiful hike with dramatic rock formations, sweeping boulder field, and massive views of wilderness punctuated by the sight of multiple peaks on a clear day. Note: this hike is difficult, especially when crossing the boulder field where the trail is tricky to keep track of and traction is limited. The last 5 miles of the road leading to the trailhead are gravel/dirt, albeit relatively well maintained, and narrow.

hiking
19 days ago

6-30-18 Got an early start today before the crazy busy Saturday rush, we were the first to the top and it was a clear day. Saw every peak but Rainer and Baker. I think this was number 19 trips up for me today and it never gets old.

beautiful view at the top- wildflowers all over- basalt collumns and an easy gentle incline. This hike seems to be less crowded than others

Good trail with a little of everything. Flat, steep, rocks, roots and lots of flowers. Supposed to have a good view from the top, but unfortunately it was cloudy and we had limited visibility.

Great views from the top. The trail is a bit out of the way so it’s not very crowded esp on weekdays. Arrived at the top at noon on a Tuesday and had it all to ourselves. One note- the directions to the trailhead via the directions button on this app failed about 10 miles out from the trailhead but the signage on the road was good.

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome view!

hiking
1 month ago

Great views and relatively easy trail!

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful weather and views at the top. Snow is all gone where trail is located.

hiking
1 month ago

Great view from the top! Trail up was okay, nothing too great but worth the trip up! My phone cut out so I didn’t get all the miles but about 7 miles round trip seems right.

Beautiful hike today up to Pechuck. Saw tons of avalanche lilies, trilliums and a few glacier lilies and wind flowers. the lookout is really cool and clean (smells a bit like pot inside but we aired it out a bit) took a summit nap on the big rocks out back and hiked down to the Jefferson view. Special day. No snow at all. We were the only ones there.

hiking
1 month ago

As far as the snow goes it’s pretty much all melted! Beautiful views at the top and not very high trafficked with other hikers. Lots of trilliums along the hike and berry bushes are starting to flower. The rhododendrons aren’t in bloom quite yet.

2 months ago

Just did this trail today, there was still snow on the ground after the hot weather the past few days. The rock field was tricky - some areas had snow that went up to our hips. So you definitely have to be careful. It was a great, adventurous trip though.

There is still a bunch of snow if you are not in the trees. We called it at the rock field due to snow depth. It might be another month before it clears out.

snowshoeing
3 months ago

What a hidden gem! I attempted to get to Rooster Rock as well but the snow was too deep and fog too heavy, I didn’t really know where I was going. This trail is pretty easy to navigate in the snow being on a ridgeline most of the way. The lookout was cozy! Basic first aid kit and other tools and supplies are available. The gravel road up to the trailhead after crossing over the river was in good shape. Most vehicles should be able to make it. In the winter though, probably need 4WD or AWD. You may not need snowshoes to get up there but it made my life a lot easier!

Great Hike thru western forests. some steep area's and there were a few snow drifts left. And yes the lookout smells of weed. I'll check it out again in the summer when the shutters are off.

hiking
5 months ago

This one is a butt kicker right at the jump but slow and steady wins the race and the lookout is pretty cool (although it reeks of weed and mold during the winter!) I would call this one challenging due to the steep switchbacks but an awesome view and well worth the 185 BPMs for the first mile!!

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful hike through the woods to an amazing view of the mountains.

hiking
6 months ago

I completed this hike on 1/6/18 with a couple of friends. The snow in the Rock field was the most challenging part as it was hard to navigate through the trail while sinking in almost a foot of snow in some cases. It is still doable with regular hiking boots if you're up to the challenge. Bring warm clothes; gloves would help. I'd recommend checking the weather before hand too and be cautious and aware of the risks of hiking through ice and snow.

Reaching the trail head was a little confusing on it's own. If it weren't for another user who mentioned following the Table Rock trail sign with the black arrow, we wouldn't have found it. Follow your GPS to the trail as normal but once a few miles away, keep an eye out for the sign mentioned before. Simply follow that main gravel road (there are two forks I believe but remain on the road going up) and you'll reach the top of the road where the hike is. we

hiking
6 months ago

Easy quick hike Sunday 12/17/17. No others at trailhead. Took about 2.5 hours to top taking our time and navigating ice. Light snow on old road in beginning, patches of ice and snow on trail up. Snow around 8 inches deep at top. Managed hike using Yaktraks, but boulder field was a bit of a scramble. Trail easy to follow.

hiking
7 months ago

Snow on the boulder field bring micro spikes or yak tracks - still passable ! Perfect 10 day today ! Definitely able to make it to the top with our two pups ! Watch out if you put in “ table rock trailhead “ in your GPS you will miss your turn but there is a sign with a hard to read black arrow that will guide you up the right road ! ( posted a picture above) Some snow on road but nothing crazy ! Do it this week if you can !

hiking
7 months ago

hardly a trace of snow, still cold! trail in good condition although a lot of down timber. no rat traffic in the lookout at night! use the hand saw and leave some wood to dry inside. trees surrounding the lookout are blocking the view. Not my call to do anything about it! Cheers.

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful but we didn’t make it to the top due to lack of time. There was snow but still hikeable at the moment. Can’t imagine it will last much longer without proper snow hiking gear.

hiking
9 months ago

Table Mountain itself is beautiful. The view of Mt Hood + the rest at the top is beautiful. Not beautiful? The recent clearcuts surrounding the wilderness. Still, the view is worth it & would maybe be one of the best in the PDX area imho if it weren't for the bald forests. If it's clear, Rainier, St. Helens, Adams, the Three Sisters, Hood & Mt Jeff are all visible - especially the last two. Super nice.

Probably snow now, but great in early summer for wildflowers. Plus, one of the cleanest trailhead bathroom facilities I've seen in my life. You could practically eat off the floors (but uh... don't).

hiking
10 months ago

Great views of the Cascades on a clear day. Was not a fan of the giant horse flies all over the trail and at the top.

hiking
10 months ago

Short trail. The beginning is pretty tough but it gets easier after you get to the ridge. Once at the top, take the trail to the left to go to Rooster Rock or go right to Peachuck Lookout. The trail begins across from the billboard. There is another trail that leads from the parking lot which I assume is an old fire access road, but am unsure. We made the mistake of going down it. It didn't seem trafficked at all. There is a small mound at the beginning of that trail, don't go there. The beginning of this trail starts climbing pretty rapidly.

backpacking
11 months ago

my wife and I stayed the night at the top in hammocks. not windy or too cold. sunrise was amazing.

11 months ago

Excellent views from top and in the trail. Variety of flowers and trails

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