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.

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8 days ago

Oh my gosh, this is amazing :) Definitely something to plan for though, good shoes, plan on getting dirty and tired. It's June and we hiked through a little mud and a big chunk of snow. I would say it's a little harder then a moderate hike. It's pretty up hill at some points, but when you get there it's so worth it! I can't wait to go again! More exploring next time!

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8 days ago

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1 month ago

Great hike. However the app took me further down the road to a locked gate. This hike actually starts at the Rooster Rock Trailhead. At the junction at the top go left to Rooster Rock or go right for Pechuck Lookout.

hiking
1 month ago

more snow than expected approx 1 mile into the trailhead. it was beautiful.

5/8/17
Road signs up to trailhead are missing their white arrows at junctions, so look carefully.
Trail starts out clear, but 1/2 mile in you start to encounter snow up to a few feet deep. After following the old road for a little over a mile, you'll cross a large stream, trail starts in the forest to the right just past this around the curve (easy to miss). Trail is not marked (saw a few pink ribbons/cut trunks) and is still covered in snow (gps and map help). We left cairns where we could, but turned back after a few miles as snowshoes were needed higher up. New vault toilet at trailhead has yet to be installed/unlocked.

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3 months ago

snowshoeing
3 months ago

why is this marked with off road driving?

love the view from the top. Beautiful.

hiking
4 months ago

awesome views!

6 months ago

Fantastic hike with some great views! Would definitely do it again.

Worth every step. Trail is well maintained and the views are spectacular.

8 months ago

brought the boy scout troop up. great hike.

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Amazing views today! About 2 hours up and 1.5 down. Perfect weather and great access on road in as well. Will be back for sure.

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9 months ago