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“Great views”

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.
Portland, OR
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great views”
Reviewed May 10, 2013

Upper Table Rock was an easy hike with a great view. Stay on the trail -- there's poison ivy in the area.

Visited April 2013
Thank MaliniK
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Medford, Oregon
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A gem!”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

We hike both Table Rocks several times each year. We especially love to go in the spring to see all of the pretty wildflowers. The trails have really been improved in recent years. Both trails are enjoyable, and most people will be able to make it to the top, but it is a workout!

Visited February 2013
Thank Lori Koljord J
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Portland, Oregon
1 review
“Nice trail”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

Nice wide, well-maintained trail helps hikers avoid all the poison oak! The views at the top are great for such an easy hike! Love the wildflowers!

Visited April 2013
Thank Dee Dee G
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Wooster, Ohio
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Worth Doing Both.”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Not really difficult hikes at all; the trails are well tended and the rise to the top is very gentle. Any time of year is a good time to hike these trails, but they are especially rewarding during the Spring months when there are so many different types of wildflowers in bloom. When you reach the tops of the buttes, there are wonderful, but different views from each one. The parking lots seem safe to leave your car, there are bathrooms, and you can hike in comfortable shoes and clothes.

Visited April 2013
2 Thank Peter V
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Lansing, Michigan
Level 4 Contributor
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
1 Thank Robert P
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