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9 days ago

I completed this hike on 1/6/18 with a couple of friends. The snow in the Rock field was the most challenging part as it was hard to navigate through the trail while sinking in almost a foot of snow in some cases. It is still doable with regular hiking boots if you're up to the challenge. Bring warm clothes; gloves would help. I'd recommend checking the weather before hand too and be cautious and aware of the risks of hiking through ice and snow.

Reaching the trail head was a little confusing on it's own. If it weren't for another user who mentioned following the Table Rock trail sign with the black arrow, we wouldn't have found it. Follow your GPS to the trail as normal but once a few miles away, keep an eye out for the sign mentioned before. Simply follow that main gravel road (there are two forks I believe but remain on the road going up) and you'll reach the top of the road where the hike is. we

Easy quick hike Sunday 12/17/17. No others at trailhead. Took about 2.5 hours to top taking our time and navigating ice. Light snow on old road in beginning, patches of ice and snow on trail up. Snow around 8 inches deep at top. Managed hike using Yaktraks, but boulder field was a bit of a scramble. Trail easy to follow.

hiking
1 month ago

Snow on the boulder field bring micro spikes or yak tracks - still passable ! Perfect 10 day today ! Definitely able to make it to the top with our two pups ! Watch out if you put in “ table rock trailhead “ in your GPS you will miss your turn but there is a sign with a hard to read black arrow that will guide you up the right road ! ( posted a picture above) Some snow on road but nothing crazy ! Do it this week if you can !

hiking
1 month ago

hardly a trace of snow, still cold! trail in good condition although a lot of down timber. no rat traffic in the lookout at night! use the hand saw and leave some wood to dry inside. trees surrounding the lookout are blocking the view. Not my call to do anything about it! Cheers.

backpacking
1 month ago

Hiked the Loop on Nov 17- rainy start, but the sun came out half way through our trek. Beautiful trail & well marked. I would not rate this hard- more of a moderate hike. It has rained a lot this week and there are 2 creeks that you have to “jump” over: 1 had a small slick log and the other had a log that submerged when weight was added. Nice gradual uphill grade and never saw another person.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful but we didn’t make it to the top due to lack of time. There was snow but still hikeable at the moment. Can’t imagine it will last much longer without proper snow hiking gear.

hiking
3 months ago

Table Mountain itself is beautiful. The view at the top of Mt Hood + the rest is beautiful. Not beautiful? The (very recent) clearcuts surrounding the wilderness. Still, the view at the top is worth it and would be one of the best in the Portland area imho if it weren't for all the bald forests. If it's clear, Rainier, St. Helens, Adams, the Three Sisters, Hood & Mt Jeff are all visible - and the last two are especially amazing from here.

Probably snow now, but great in early summer for wildflowers. Plus, one of the cleanest trailhead bathroom facilities I've seen in my life.

hiking
3 months ago

The Huckleberry trail was great! I just hadn't realized we'd be hiking back on the road.

hiking
4 months ago

Not a bad trail. I have gone three times and I only met another couple of hikers once. Unfortunately they also had dogs and their Pomeranian tried to attack my husky which resulted in my dog biting it, and the stupid people hitting my dog. But as far as the trails go, they are pretty nice. Peaceful. Just dont go when they are doing a trail ride on horse back.

hiking
4 months ago

Great views of the Cascades on a clear day. Was not a fan of the giant horse flies all over the trail and at the top.

on Pechuck Lookout

hiking
4 months ago

Short trail. The beginning is pretty tough but it gets easier after you get to the ridge. Once at the top, take the trail to the left to go to Rooster Rock or go right to Peachuck Lookout. The trail begins across from the billboard. There is another trail that leads from the parking lot which I assume is an old fire access road, but am unsure. We made the mistake of going down it. It didn't seem trafficked at all. There is a small mound at the beginning of that trail, don't go there. The beginning of this trail starts climbing pretty rapidly.

backpacking
4 months ago

my wife and I stayed the night at the top in hammocks. not windy or too cold. sunrise was amazing.

Excellent views from top and in the trail. Variety of flowers and trails

hiking
4 months ago

This is a fantastic hike. I went during the week and did not see a single other person. Beware of the bear and cougar in the area. I encountered a large bear in the parking area at the trail head. The lookout is very well taken care of, and the trail is maintained. It is a good example of a moderate difficulty trail with some ups and downs and a few flat areas.

hiking
4 months ago

Loved this trail. The views from the top could have been so much prettier had the air not been filled with smoke from all of the wildfires, but it was gorgeous nonetheless. The boulder field was fun...enjoyed the different aspects to this trail.

backpacking
5 months ago

At 4,881 feet, it's the tallest peak within the wilderness area where it seats offering up amazing views for us from The Three Sisters up to Mount St. Helens. On clear days I've heard you can see all the way to Mt. Shasta in northern California. We enjoyed an amazing sunset over the Cascade Range that made for brilliant colors with all the smoke from the wild fires going on. We setup our hammocks in some trees with some help from a large bush and creeping pine we had a protective barrier from the exposed ridge next to us just a bit below the summit. We made a hearty spaghetti on our stoves with fresh veggies pre cut up and seasonings and some tomato paste for a delicious saucey mountain top dinner! Slept/laid in my hammock from 1am-6am. The air was still and warm and most the night I wasn't even in my sleeping bag. It was enjoyable with the sounds of spotted owls further down the mountain and the full moon making its way across the sky though. Out of the hammock at 6:15 to watch the sunrise. With the still air over night the smoke moved back in and shrouded our views of Mount Jefferson and Hood unfortunately but it was still beautiful. We then spent some time exploring around the summit, this mountain is awesome! After that we had some breakfast, packed up camp and proceeded back down the trail. Had some incredible hummingbirds following me for awhile pausing on branches from time to time in front of me or hover within feet and buzzing by, it was incredible. Half way down we found a spring making puddles in the dry creek bed, what a sight as we were getting thirsty after using the rest of our water with breakfast and the next available water was towards the bottom only a mile from the car. We filtered it out because of pine needles and bugs on top of the surface but boy it was the clearest, best tasting, most refreshing water ever! Feeling hydrated again we made our way down the rest of the trail stopping to observe two woodpeckers busy at work before arriving back to the trailhead. We also enjoyed some wild edibles along the way including: wood sorrel, fireweed, huckleberry, salmonberry, thimbleberry, and blackberry. This hike was sweet!!!

hiking
5 months ago

Loved it! Not too many people hiking it which made it nice. It doesn't seem like it would be worth the hike but once you are at the top and can see everything for miles you'll know it's worth it.

hiking
5 months ago

the river was awesome, but it was more so just following the road and wandering down / following the river when you could.

Quiet - few people around this morning (though clearly this trail is used more for horseback riding than for hiking! Plenty horse poop.) The starting point is from the Hardy Creek trailhead; you can cross the road before or after for river access, but you won't see the river during the hike. The trail names at the parking lot board and along the way are different than shown on this map, but the loop is easy to find, trails are nicely maintained, and it's a nice spot. Shady and cool for summer, not heavily trafficked.

hiking
6 months ago

This was an awesome hike and a great workout! Beautiful views throughout. I look forward to doing this again.. truly beautiful!

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