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“Not a hiking family, but it was worth it”

Ranked #2 of 44 things to do in Medford
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Owner description: Two flat-topped hills with an abundance of growing wildflowers.
Reviewed August 9, 2012

We went to Lower Table Rock with 10 people starting the hike in the morning during a heat wave in July. We heard it was easy, 2 people in their 60's didn't make it, and a couple of the kids under 5 didn't make it. Those of us that made it loved it, but if it's hot, please bring plenty of water! Again, we went when it was hot and we're not a hiking group, so we heard a lot of complaints from the little ones. If we had more water, it would have been nicer for everyone.

The hike isn't really bad, just plan on a 45 minute walk on an incline (about a 6 through an 11 on a treadmill). 10 year olds and up should have NO PROBLEM. The views are great on a clear day. Bring a camera, we were lucky/unlucky enough to see a rattlesnake VERY close up (my wife almost stepped on it at the top of the mountain)...very cool.

Thank Algonquin1296
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Reviewed July 30, 2012

The table rocks as they are known locally is the most popular location in teh Rogue valley for a "quick" day hike. Easily reached from Medford OR off of what else, Table Rock Road, there are two hikes to pick from. Both provide a gain in elevation for a workout and views of the valley and Rogue river as a reward when you reach the top. Temps can get high during the summer months and there is no water in either location so carry your own. The trails are well marked and well used so you will not get lost. There are wildflowers in the spring and the trails can normally be used all year. This is a recommened hike when visting the Rogue valley area of Oregon.

Thank Jim F
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Reviewed July 28, 2012

What a spiritual place. the journey is the destination up and back. Not a difficult hike but wear good shoes or boots ... critters ya know?

Thank martyk123
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Reviewed July 18, 2012

While the hike to Lower Table Rock is shorter than Upper Table Rock you get to experience chaparal , then manazinata forest, before finally climbing up to the top of the butter. We missed the flower season as we were there in mid-July, but we did get the heat! If you have the patience there are lots of birds to spy, towhees sing to you from everywhere, as do finch (Purple and perhaps Caissins), the occassional scree of a raptor, oak titmice, and then once on top taking in the views, the vultures swop low over your heads to get to their thermals, especially if you venture close to the cliff edges. Its a fun but hot walk, just stay attent to not getting in the poison oak that is every where.

Thank NuadaSilverHand
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Reviewed June 18, 2012

such a beautiful site to see you will not regret the hike

Thank cookiebstrd
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