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Table Mountain Trail

MODERATE 80 reviews

Table Mountain Trail is a 2.8 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: 2.8 miles Elevation Gain: 692 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

running

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

rocky

scramble

snow

no dogs

hiking
muddy
snow
1 month ago

Great trail, especially when there a few clouds, some great views of the mountains. There are some steep sections perhaps not suitable to young children or those afraid of heights, but it is very manageable. There is ice and snow along the trail, up to ankle depth, but we had normal (non waterproof) hiking boots without hiking poles and managed ok. We tried to link up the the Chain Lakes trail but it was covered in snow.

hiking
no shade
scramble
2 months ago

Amazing views the whole way up, and more once you get to the plateau. Went on 10/6. Snow covered at the top, hike down was a little slick, but well worth it.

hiking
rocky
2 months ago

After the sheer drop off the sides of the trail, reaching the ‘table’ is a relief. Despite other hikers complaining about the low clouds, we thoroughly enjoyed walking along on top. I am sure the views are great in clear weather, but we enjoyed the cool temps and wind.

hiking
rocky
3 months ago

hiking
rocky
3 months ago

Great, semi-short hike for gorgeous views of Mt. Baker and the surrounding mountains. The beginning can be a bit confusing as the path isn’t clearly marked, but once you’re past, it’s easy to find your way. There were definitely a few scrambles towards the top but completely worth it for the views! (I’m 6 months pregnant and found this more hard than moderate, but it was definitely doable.)

hiking
rocky
3 months ago

Not a bad hike. Fairly quick and steep. We went on a cloudy day with a lot of fog and mist so not much mountain view but we’ve done other trails around so we knew what the scenery was like. Would definitely go back on a clear day. Only thing is some of the trails aren’t marked and split then meet back up so it can be confusing at times.

hiking
3 months ago

Not an exceptionally difficult hike and quite short. However the initial ascent is steep and, more importantly, quite exposed, and many people seemed nervous going up (met two people who turned back).

hiking
3 months ago

Very scenic. The initial ascent is quite steep and a scramble in places. The trail is short and the scenery is rewarding.

hiking
rocky
scramble
3 months ago

Great. Some steep sections, but nothing too hard. Beautiful views. You can even see a river far down below. Highly recommend!

hiking
rocky
4 months ago

hiking
rocky
snow
4 months ago

The first section was a little slow due to the loose rock, but after that it gets much easier/faster. There are great views the entire way up. It was late July and snow still covered the trail in a few spots but there were ample walk arounds. There is a great grassy flat area at the top.

hiking
rocky
scramble
snow
4 months ago

This is hands down probably one of my favorite hikes I’ve ever done. I’ve snowshoed a lot of the backcountry out here, but this was definitely a treat with most of the snow gone. It was FOGGY on our trip up, but it made it really fun. We’re talking the visibility was about 30 feet. It was bad going up. The conditions can change in an instant in that area when the winds are up though. Due to the fog at times the trail wasn’t easily visible, but still with a little poking around was easy to find. A couple of the areas were over snow fields but that was due to time of year, late August they will be clear trails. There is one defined rock scramble that was surprisingly fun once the obvious route comes into view. There’s quite a bit of rocky trail, but it is well worth every second. Just watch your feet and be smart about the narrow parts. It’s definitely not one you want to power up. Slow and steady. The first third is pretty steep and from there it rolls up and down all the way to the top.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful and awesome!

hiking
snow
4 months ago

Sun Oct 21 2018

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.

hiking
Sun Oct 21 2018

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. :-)

hiking
Sun Oct 21 2018

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.

hiking
Sun Sep 30 2018

Fun trail with spectacular scenery.

hiking
Sat Sep 01 2018

Nice, short hike for some incredible views.

walking
Mon Aug 20 2018

Amazing views

hiking
Thu Jul 19 2018

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.

Tue Jul 10 2018

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.

hiking
Mon Jun 11 2018

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.

hiking
Fri Sep 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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