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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Table Rocks

Hiking Hazards and Considerations

The following hazards and considerations should be noted when hiking the Table Rocks.

Rattlesnakes

Rattlesnakes

Many consider themselves lucky to see a rattlesnake. If the opportunity arrives, remain calm, have a good look if you can, and ease your way around it. The rattlesnake is rarely aggressive and not as dangerous as many of us have been led to believe.

Ticks

Ticks

Ticks commonly attach themselves to clothing or skin. As you hike, take the time to stop and check yourself and others in your party for ticks. Staying on trails and away from shrubs and tall grasses will reduce your risk of encountering ticks. Some ticks carry Lyme disease. It is important, if bitten, to carefully remove the tick and watch for symptoms.

See the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website for excellent information about Lyme disease.

Dehydration

Dehydration

Dehydration can be a concern while hiking. There is no running water on the Table Rocks and shade is limited during the extreme summer conditions. Please come prepared and drink lots of water throughout your hike.

Poison Oak

Poison Oak

Poison Oak is very common on the Table Rocks. Familiarize yourself with this species. A good rule to follow is: "Leaves of three, let it be." Staying on the trails can help you avoid contact with this plant.

Poison Oak

High Cliffs

Beware of the dangers inherent in the high cliffs; stand back from the edge.

Facilities

Vault toilets are available at the Table Rocks parking area. There are no restroom facilities available at the top.