Table Mountain Trail Via Pacific Crest Trail

HARD 18 reviews

Table Mountain Trail Via Pacific Crest Trail is a 14.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near North Bonneville, Washington that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October.

14.7 miles
4550 feet
Out & Back



nature trips




Due to new private property changes, the ONLY trailhead for access to Table Mountain is now the Bonneville Trailhead in North Bonneville.

7 days ago

Decided to start at Bridge of the Gods just to log a few extra miles. That's probably the only reason to add this segment because the hike is not too attractive as you're pretty much walking under power lines, through black berries, and along HWY14...

Anyway - the hike to Table Mountain is pretty much as others have described - steep last mile or so and take lots of water!! Went up the hard (Heartbreak Ridge) and down the 'not-as-hard'. I'd say they are both steep and footing is challenging at times on both trails.

Passed some dudes near the top wearing tennis shoes, made my feet and toes hurt just looking at them - please pack and outfit yourself properly and be safe.

As for the view once on top? Amazing, and had it all to myself.

14 days ago

18 days ago

This is actually 8.1 miles one way if you are using a three dimensional GPS which counts elevation gains as distance traveled. I decided to go and do this hike on the record heat day, probably not one of my best decisions but it felt great afterwards.

My personal preference is to take the hard route up and down. The easier route is hard to get footing on the way down. I would rather scramble on big rocks than risk slipping and get hurt on the descend on the easier route.

I ran into couple people at the summit who brought 4L of water but only had about 1/2L left at the summit. Please don't do that. If you are unsure about your hydration rate you need to bring extra water. There are lots of water sources on the way up if you don't want to carry water from your car. Bring filter and fill up. Bring extra to the summit and dump excess once you summit. I don't usually consume much water but on this hike I ended up using 2L up and 1L down with temperatures 100 degrees outside at the parking lot. 90% or more of the hike is covered, some exposures at the bottom and at top.

Hike is very flat or gradual besides the last mile and a half or so.

20 days ago

The last 1.5 miles is brutal. The "easy" side of the final loop is almost as bad as the "scramble ". Bring lunch and plenty of water. Gillette lake feels soooo good on the way back. Plan on 6-7 hrs total if you are a fast hiker. Worth it.... but I'm going to pay for this tomorrow.

1 month ago

Would recommend on packing plenty of water, it's a long hike. Took me right about 3 hours to get to the top.

trail running
1 month ago

Followed the "To Table Mountain" sign. Took the "Hard" route up and the "Less Hard" route down. Very loose rock coming down but much, much better views. Quite windy at the top with clouds rolling over the hilltop. Trees obscured the view to the East.

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4 months ago

Trail head is inaccurate on this map. Hot springs is closed. Must access PCT from art.14

4 months ago

9 months ago

Moderate until the last mile or so - then it gets steep and rocky. Beautiful views!

Monday, April 25, 2016

heartbreak ridge on the way up is a must. very steep, lots of cliffs

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

For those that what to cut some distance of the hike start at Bonneville Hot Springs resort it is well worth the $ 5 parking fee which can be redeemed for the same value of goods at the resort on your return. The parking ticket can acquire at the reception desk. This does require you use the Dick Thomas Trail which starts at the gravel car park at the back of the resort, to the left as you enter the resort. Take the road heading up the hill and shortly you will see a sign for Table Mountain on the right. Follow this trail till it come to T junction take a right at the next junction veer left then right keeping the meadow you passed on your way up on your right hand side. Following the trail up you will come to the junction with the PCT remember this junction as it is your cutoff point on the way back down. Following the PTC up to the left and you eventually come to the sign board for the start of Heartbreak Ridge. Will this ridge is steep keep in mind that the descent is also in part steep and unlike the ascent very loose, trekking poles are a must or you will likely end up on your rear end. Having said all that apart from the summit views I think it provides some of the best views of the gorge around.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

This was a super cool trail, though I would do it different next time. Start closer and take the east rout up and down next time. Took me 8 hrs to do it from the Bonneville Tamanous Trail Head. Long trip, but so pretty at the top.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Totally worth it, the views were amazing. Though this took me 8 hours I would next time start from a different point.