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Lower Table Rock


Lower Table Rock

Lower Table Rock is a volcanic plateau that is situated just north of Medford and the Rogue River and offers a well groomed and pleasant spot for a hike.

The hike rises about 770 feet over 1.75 miles to a plateau with a very unique ecosystem, certain aspects of which can only be found on Lower Table Rock and Upper Table Rock. The plateau is a great spot to explore and view some of the beautiful plant life including gorgeous wildflowers in the spring.

Additionally, up on the plateau you’ll have the opportunity to see for miles in nearly every direction. Great views of Mt. McLoughlin, the Rogue River, Medford and the Siskiyous are highlights. You’ll also very likely see the beautiful flight of turkey vultures as they glide off the cliffs of the plateau.

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Directions:  From Ashland, head to I-5 where you will head North toward Medford. Take exit 33 toward Central Point.  Follow Pine St., then take a left onto Hamrick Rd. Hamrick will curve to the right and turn into Vilas Rd.  Shortly thereafter you’ll arrive at Table Rock Rd. where you’ll take a left. Follow Table Rock Rd. for 7 miles, and take a left onto Wheeler Rd. to the parking lot.

Click here to read a blog post on the Lower Table Rock Preserve.

Outdoor Recreation Safety Note: Please be sure to read our safety note on our Outdoor Recreation home page.

Lower Table Rock

Lower Table Rock