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Upper and Lower Table Rock, Medford

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Upper Table Rock and Lower Table Rock are two prominent volcanic plateaus located just north of the Rogue River in Jackson County, Oregon, U.S. Created by an andesitic lava flow approximately seven million years ago and shaped by erosion, they now stand about 800ft above the surrounding Rogue Valley. The Table Rocks are jointly owned; The Nature Conservancy is responsible for 3591acre, while the Bureau of Land Management is responsible for 1280acre.Native Americans have inhabited the Table Rocks area for at least 15,000 years prior to European-American settlement. Starting in the mid-19th century during a gold rush, the settlers forced the Takelma tribe away from the Table Rocks and into reservations. The surrounding area was quickly developed. The Table Rock post office was established in 1872, an airstrip was built atop Lower Table Rock in 1948, and a very high frequency omni-directional range (VOR) aviation tower was constructed on Upper Table Rock in the 1960s. The Table Rocks were not protected until the 1970s.
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  • From my perspective Lower Table Rock is a harder hike -- I had to stop more -- and the climb doesn't start as close to the parking lot as Upper Table Rock. Both are absolutely worth it. These are uphi...  more »
  • Both Upper and Lower Table Rock are fabulous hikes even for the little ones. There is shade on the way and lots of places to take breaks. Views are amazing  more »
  • It is 2.8 miles up hill at a pretty steep incline. Not so you are slipping, the trails are well maintained. It is just two miles up hill. But there were wild flowers everywhere among the poison oak. A...  more »