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“Take Time to Walk Upper and Lower Table Rock Trails”

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.
Lansing, Michigan
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36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Take Time to Walk Upper and Lower Table Rock Trails”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

We had a hard time locating this area--someone here on TripAdvisor finally gave directions. We hiked up Upper Table Rock trail--a well-worn hiking trail is there, for about a mile plus, with some fairly steep passages towards the top--so wear some decent shoes. We walked along the trail and suddenly found ourselves atop a butte (a flat-topped mountain)--everything flat and almost treeless as can be, the size of several big football fields--with glorious views of the Rogue River valley below. We should have allowed more time to walk the rim along the top of the butte as the view was so gorgeous-- but it was late afternoon and we wanted to get down. It was so wonderful to have such a great viewpoint--we had never been atop a butte mountain before! Take your camera, a bottle of water (no facilities at the top, but there are bathrooms at the tourist parking lot, below. Directions, coming from Medford, take Central Point, Exit 33; go right or east on Biddle Road about 1 mile; Left on Table Rock road for about 5.2 miles; Right on Modoc for about 1.5 miles. You will see an established parking lot, with sign, and bathrooms on the left side of the road--the parking lot can hold about 30-40 cars. Parking lot just opposite an electric substation. This was definitely one of our highlights of Medford--funny the town doesn't publicize this very much. We were surprised by several clueless young women who had dogs alongside them on this walk--as there are multiple signs saying "no dogs." So be prepared for illiterate hikers. Also, take a drive and see the Gold Nugget road pullouts that let you view the Rogue River, along with hiking trails nearby on Highway 234 north of the little town of Gold Hill.

Visited April 2013
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Phoenix, Oregon, United States
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Amazing views”
Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

We did the Lower Table Rock hike and although the view is so totally worth it at the end it is quite the workout. Take lots of water and stay on the path, there are both rattlesnakes and poison oak. Worth it in the end when you reach the top, springtime is the best time to go. Take something to eat and drink and have a picnic!

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Klamath Falls, Oregon, United States
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132 reviews
34 attraction reviews
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“Went on a Boy Scout Hike up the Upper Table Rock”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

It was really a nice, easy hike for the adults and the boys alike. The flowers were just starting to bloom, and the dust was minimal. Will go again

Visited February 2013
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Medford, Oregon
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46 reviews
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“King of the world”
Reviewed March 1, 2013

Beautiful views and wildflowers in the spring. A fairly easy climb for novice hikers like me. Bring water and binoculars

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Medford, Oregon
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36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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“Great exercise”
Reviewed February 28, 2013

A good hike to the top of either of the Table Rocks. Fantastic view. Less than 4 miles for each. Take water and there are no restrooms at the top.

Visited May 2012
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