Pets allowed
Allowed
Elevation Gain
3,650.00 ft (1,112.52 m)
Trail type
There-and-back
Distance
15.00 mi (24.14 km)
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A hike to the top of Table Mountain is one of the most rewarding in the Columbia River Gorge, though it does take a little spirit and strength to complete the climb. Stunning views open up once you emerge from the forest.  Looking downriver you will see Larch Butte and Hamilton Mountain, and from the summit the views of the region's grand volcanoes come into full view: Mount Hood, Mount St. Helens, Mount Adams, Mount Rainier and even the tip of Mount Jefferson. The Bonneville Trailhead is on the Pacific Crest Trail, which made the hike 15 miles there-and-back. 

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Summer
Fall

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Great views of the Cascades.

Cons

Very steep trail. Trailhead is difficult to find.

Trailhead Elevation

175.00 ft (53.34 m)

Features

Big vistas
Wildflowers

Typically multi-day

No

Location

Nearby Adventures

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Comments

08/08/2015
Love this summit, so flat and so many different views to explore!
04/12/2014
Finding the trail can be difficult as there are multiple options at the parking lot. Be sure to check your map when you get to Carpenters Meadow/Lake since you need to find the right trail. Once you're on that, the trip to the summit has two more options from the PCT. The first is steeper but shorter. The view from the top was incredible, with views of Mt Hood over the gorge and Mt Adams the opposite direction. And looking over the Table Mtn cliff face is thrilling!
10/24/2013
Hiked up east leg (heartbreak ridge) and down west leg. Parts of this hike are very difficult.
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