Table Rock and Palisades Trail to Oat Hill Mine

HARD 12 reviews

Table Rock and Palisades Trail to Oat Hill Mine is a 19.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Calistoga, California that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
19.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
5938 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

over grown

rocky

no dogs

Use the parking area at the top of the Calistoga Grade/Lake County Highway. Follow the signs for the Table Rock Trail. You will pass through an area known as the Labyrinth, it will be self explanatory. Continue on down to the south and you will begin to see the outcropping of Table Rock. After Table Rock, continue south on the Palisade Trail to Oat Hill Mine Road. Make a right on Oat Hill Mine Road and that will take you to the base of the mountain in Calistoga. This is a strenuous hike with a rocky trail, deep gullies, and narrow ledges.

1 month ago

1 month ago

This is hands down my favorite area in the Sonoma/Napa area.

Outstanding views of the Palisades (unless you go on a foggy day), lots of huge rock features, and tons of plant life. Redwoods, ferns, wildflowers, etc.

I would recommend sturdy boots, as after you reach Table Rock the trail gets quite technical.

I think you can connect this trail to Oat Mine Hill trail and hike down to the parking lot for that trailhead. Great if you want a full day hike, and have someone to pick you up!

I would not recommend this trail for young children, anyone with any recent ankle injuries, or for someone seeking an easy hike.

The beginning of this trail is fairly easy, but there are very steep, technical portions. For intermediate hikers, and adventurous folks...you just can't beat this trail in this area.

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2 months ago

Came here last week when it was a bit foggy. There were very few people on the trail and it was absolutely gorgeous with the fog all around during the ascent. Good workout and Calistoga has a lovely down town to see after the hike. I'm coming back tomorrow and look forward to spending more time on the trail.

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3 months ago

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7 months ago

Very nice hike. Lots of huge rocks to climb

8 months ago

Friday, July 01, 2016

Long, hard and hot but Pallisades are spectacular

Friday, June 03, 2016

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Monday, April 04, 2016

Our group did this as a shuttle hike. On the initial part of the trail make sure to keep right and look for the sign post. We didn't and it cost us the out and back oops that you see on the track. This is a serious and fairly technical hike due to the surfaces that you are walking on. Great views not only from the top of Table Rock but also along the Palisades trail.

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Sunday, March 20, 2016

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Monday, May 04, 2015