Table Mountain Trail is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Maple Falls, Washington that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is best used from July until October.

DISTANCE
3.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,391 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

rocky

no dogs

23 days ago

Gorgeous hike. Majority of the climb is at the beginning like mentioned before. Take your time and go slow as it is mostly loose rock.

Once you’re up top though, wow. Feel free to explore the top to see different angles of the valley below.

I would advise you go early, as the sunrise coming over the mountains makes table top and Baker shine a nice gold colour. The parking lot also gets quite busy if it’s a nice day out.

This hike isn’t very long but very worth it, I would suggest you to Ptarmigan Ridge or another hike with it to extend your day.

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23 days ago

Aptly named, this hike really puts you up on a tabletop to take in an incredible 360* view of Mt. Baker and the Cascade Range, Artist’s Point, Ptarmigan Ridge, Heather Meadows, and miles of amazingness.

Take the upward slanting trail at the west corner of the Artist’s Point parking lot (packed to the gills and overflowing a mile down the access road on this sunny Fall day.) It is a brief but rugged hike to get up to the “table”. Most elevation is gained in the first half mile with one particular rock-face span of trail requiring slow and careful attention to footfalls on loose rock. In general, about 70% of the trail is gravel and scree. You’ll be looking at your dusty boots a lot as you negotiate the trail so be sure to stop frequently and look up!

Once on top, the trail wanders and weaves, and at time splits and disappears. It may appear on the AllTrails map that this hike connects with the Chain Lakes trail but it does not. The furthest reach of the Table Mountain trail looks down on the Chain Lakes trail. Stop here to enjoy your snacks while pondering how small those hikers appear below and how immense Mt. Baker is above. You are a magnificent speck of stardust, and being here—eating string cheese and pepperoni sticks—is a mysterious miracle. :-)

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23 days ago

Took on this hike near the end of our stay. I was pretty worn out so I only made it past the 4th switch back. I was so disappointed but better judgement prevailed. Not a terrible hard hike but if heights are a factor this is not for you. On the day we went there must have been 100 + going up and down, so the switch backs were very crowded.

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1 month ago

Fun trail with spectacular scenery.

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2 months ago

Nice, short hike for some incredible views.

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2 months ago

Amazing views

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3 months ago

Hiked it July 16. Beginning is still completely snowed in. Since I haven't done it before I had done trouble finding my way with all the snow, but eventually my micro spikes got me through the uphill snow field and to the switchbacks.

At the switchbacks the snow disappeared and the going was much easier, albeit straight up through rugged rock. Beautiful views of Baker as you're ascending.

Once on top there are 360 degree views of Baker, Shuksan, and many other beautiful things in every direction. I was competent enveloped in blue snowmelt ponds, snowy mountains, sheer cliffs, and so on.

To continue past the top it requires micro spikes to be put back on so I could do some ridge hiking to explore. Only saw two other people the three hours or so I was on the hike.

4 months ago

so couldn't do any hikes because there was so much snow, but roads clear and open. we wandered around a while looking for a trailhead but no luck, had my 1 year old and 8 year old so wasn't going to chance it. talked to a women at the visitor center, she said at least 2 or 3 more weeks til it's clear. the views from the parking lot were amazing so cant wait to go back.

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5 months ago

The road to Artist Point is cleared of snow but the gate is still locked shut so you can walk the 2.7 mile up to the point but apparently no driving up there until July sometime. Hopefully before the 4th.

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Friday, September 29, 2017

From artist point to the summit, you have about a 1 mile hike up. The trail is marked, barely, but it's rugged and fun. breathtaking views of Mount Baker and Mount Shuksan, a lake and the Ski Area.

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Monday, September 25, 2017

This hike needs to be combined with another hike to earn the five stars as its a long drive to Baker for a short hike. Leave about 2.5 hours for this hike and explore the terrain up top. You need to wander and explore. Its a three star hike if you hike up and down.

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Seriously beautiful views. Turned around at about the halfway point because it was a bit much for kids under 10. Fragrant flowers and snow capped mountains make this picture perfect.

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Not a bad trail for some great views of Mt. Shuksan & Mount Baker! The Switchbacks are fun!

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Saturday, September 26, 2015

This trail has awesome switchbacks going right up to the ridge line. To see Baker and Shuksan so open is amazing. This trail is so beautiful. The trail and the view are something a person must see before they leave this earth!!!

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Saturday, August 09, 2014

This is a great "bang for the buck" hike. Doesn't take too long, but gives you excellent views from the top. We also enjoyed the elaborate rock pile artistry that was present at the top when we were there. If you are up at Artists Point for just a short visit, give this hike your consideration.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Did this one last September, which is the perfect time to do it, if the snow melt has been sufficient! Getting up there is a bit unsettling, so best not to do with dogs or children, but the view from the top is worth every heartbeat skip. A full 360 degree panoramic view of not just Baker, Shuksan and the surrounding peaks, but on a very clear day you can even see Rainier off in the distance!

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