Table Rock Fun Facts Oregon/Washington BLM



Table Rock Fun Facts

Environmental Education

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The following list contains a number of facts specific to the Upper and Lower Table Rocks.

  • The andesite lava cap on the top of Table Rocks is about 125 feet thick.
  • The Table Rock summits are approximately 800 feet above the floor of the Rogue Valley and 2,000 feet above sea level.
  • The Nature Conservancy manages about 1,881 acres of Lower Table Rock.
  • The Bureau of Land Management manages 1,280 acres on Upper and Lower Table Rocks.
  • The State Endangered dwarf wooly meadowfoam (Limnanthes floccosa ssp. pumila) grows nowhere else in the world except on the summits of both Table Rocks.
  • Vernal pool fairy shrimp were listed as a Federally Threatened species on September 19, 1994. Vernal pool fairy shrimp were first confirmed to be present on the summits of both Upper and Lower Table Rock and in the Agate Desert in 1998. These are the only known suitable vernal pool habitat sites in the Medford BLM District.
  • The slopes and summit of Table Rocks are comprised of four general plant communities:
  • Upper Table Rock Trail is 1.25 miles one-way.
  • Lower Table Rock Trail is 1.75 miles one-way.
  • Upper and Lower Table Rocks were named for their position along the Rogue River. Upper Table Rock is located slightly upriver from Lower Table Rock.
  • Both Table Rocks exhibit beautiful wildflower shows that usually peak in mid-April, and continue until the first of June.
  • The Table Rocks are visited by about 10,000 people every year.