The Table Rock Trailhead offers the shortest and most accessible route to Table Rock via the Table Rock Trail and Summit Trail. The hike is a relatively easy 3.3 miles, and climbs approximately 1000 feet. A rock slide in 1996 blocked access to the previous trailhead. Users are now forced to use roughly 1 mile of blocked road and a short section of trail to reach the previous trailhead location. Hikers should be aware that the Summit trail crosses a moderately challenging boulder field near the base of the north face. At an elevation of 4,881 feet, Table Rock is the highest point in the Wilderness, and offers an exceptional view of the Cascade Range. On a clear haze-free day, visitors may be able to see — north to south — Mt. Rainier, Mt. St. Helens, and Mt. Adams in Washington; Mt. Hood, Mt. Jefferson, Three-fingered Jack, Mt. Washington, North, Middle, and South Sisters in Oregon; and Mt. Shasta in California from the Table Rock Summit.
The Rooster Rock Trailhead is located at the end of Rooster Rock Road. Rooster Rock Trail, a short, but very steep trail, connects with the High Ridge Trail and provides great access to Rooster Rock and Peachuck Lookout. Rooster Rock boasts incredible views of Table Rock and Mount Jefferson on a clear day. Peachuck Lookout is a historic two-story cupola fire lookout and is listed on the National Historic Lookout Register. Volunteers help the BLM maintain the structure so visitors can enjoy the site. No reservations are required. Please leave the Lookout as you found it.
The Old Bridge Trailhead provides access to the High Ridge Trail, a trail which presents the most serious challenge to hikers in the Table Rock Wilderness. The trail climbs over 3,200 feet from the trailhead to Rooster Rock. The first 2 miles are steep and entail several switchbacks. Most of the trail is sheltered by a forest canopy of Douglas fir and western hemlock. During June and July visitors are treated to a dazzling display of flowering rhododendron.
Bull Creek Trailhead can be accessed from Rooster Rock Road, and except for limited horse-trailer parking, offers equestrians excellent entry into the Wilderness. From here, visitors take Bull Creek Trail to Image Creek Trail or High Ridge Trail to explore the Wilderness.