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Upper Table Rock

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Upper Table Rock

Upper Table Rock is quite similar to the Lower Table Rock hike, though a better option for those looking for a slightly shorter and/or a slightly less challenging hike. The trail gains about 700 feet (about 70 feet less than Lower Table Rock, and it is about 1.4 miles up to the plateau rather than the 1.75 miles at Lower Table Rock.

The plateau is fit 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 (though please do stay on the trails, it’s very important to the ecosystem) 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.

The plateau is somewhat smaller than the one at Lower Table Rock.

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Directions: Follow the directions above for Lower Table Rock.  Once you take a left onto Table Rock Rd., you’ll continue for roughly 4.4 miles and then take a right onto Modoc Rd.  Continue on Modoc Rd. for 1.5 miles to the parking lot on your lefthand side.

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

Upper Table Rock

View of Upper Table Rock as seen from Lower Table Rock