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Lower Table Rock Hike

Jackson County

Siskiyou Mountains, Oregon

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Lower Table Rock Hike

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  • View from Lower Table Rock to Upper Table Rock and Mount McLoughlin (9,495 ft).- Lower Table Rock Hike
  • View from Lower Table Rock to Upper Table Rock and Mount McLoughlin (9,495 ft).- Lower Table Rock Hike
  • The Nature Conservancy began protecting much of the location in 1979.- Lower Table Rock Hike
  • Pacific madrone (Arbutus menziesii).- Lower Table Rock Hike
  • Peeking through the trees to Mount McLoughlin (9,495 ft).- Lower Table Rock Hike
  • A view to Mount McLoughlin (9,495 ft) from a higher elevation.- Lower Table Rock Hike
  • At the top of the plateau at Lower Table Rock.- Lower Table Rock Hike
  • Looking to Mount McLoughlin (9,495 ft) from  the top of the plateau at Lower Table Rock.- Lower Table Rock Hike
  • View from Lower Table Rock to Upper Table Rock and Mount McLoughlin (9,495 ft).- Lower Table Rock Hike
  • An abandoned airstrip atop Lower Table Rock.- Lower Table Rock Hike
  • View west from Lower Table Rock at sunset.- Lower Table Rock Hike
  • A dusk view over the Rogue River Valley from Lower Table Rock.- Lower Table Rock Hike
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Pros: 
Great views over the valley. Well-maintained trail.
Cons: 
Poison oak. Potential for snakes.
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Region:
Siskiyou Mountains, OR
Congestion: 
Low
Pets allowed: 
No
Net Elevation Gain: 
700.00 ft (213.36 m)
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Total Distance: 
4.40 mi (7.08 km)
Trail type: 
There-and-back
Trailhead Elevation: 
1,300.00 ft (396.24 m)
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Hike Description

Hike Description

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The volcanic plateaus of Lower Table Rock and Upper Table Rock are some of the most popular hiking locations in the Rogue River Valley, attracting more than 45,000 visitors annually. The rocks are home to more than 340 species of plants—including over 200 species of wildflowers—and 70 animal species. A springtime hike is the best time to visit this location if you are looking to see a wildflower display. Also, to protect the abundant wildlife, dogs, horses, fires and picking flowers are banned at Lower Table Rock.

The Lower Table Rock cliffs rise nearly 800 feet, and from the plateau's elevation of approximately 2,000 feet you will gain panoramic views across the Rogue River to the Siskiyou and Cascade mountain ranges. The 125-foot thick andesite rims of the U-shaped Lower Table Rock mesa have kept it intact over time, even as erosion has worn down much of the surrounding Rogue River Valley.

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