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Table Rock

Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains
46.0304, -117.9113 Map & Directions
Length
1.2 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
400 feet
Highest Point
6250 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Easy
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Summits

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

Table Rock and its fire lookout is a must-visit site accessible by car. Continue reading

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Hiking Table Rock

Table Rock is an outstanding geologic feature of Columbia River Basalt at 6,250 feet on the eastern edge of the Mill Creek Watershed. Sitting on the western lip of it is a USFS fire lookout station that is staffed through the fire season (late June - September). 

The views from here on a clear day are spectacular. To the west and directly below is the Mill Creek Watershed, the principle source of water for the City of Walla Walla. The watershed is closed to hikers. Looking further west you can see the Walla Walla Valley, City of Walla Walla and Wallula Junction in the distance. 

Lookouts report that on exceptional evenings at sunset they can see Mount Rainer. Turning around and looking to the east/southeast the Seven Devil Mountains of Idaho and the Wallowa Mountains of Oregon can be seen. 

Hike Description Written by
Gwen Tollefson, WTA Correspondent

Table Rock

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 46.0304, -117.9113 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

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WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

From Dayton, drive south on North Touchet Road toward Bluewood Ski Area. Bear right and continue on FR 64 until you come to the junction of FR 46 bearing off the the left. At this point FR 64 is also call Kendall Skyline Road. Continue 4.6 miles to the turn-out to Table Rock. It is about .6 miles to the Lookout. The road may be gated. Additionally, the road up can be muddy. A hike up is often the best course. From Dayton road conditions generally excellent until the stretch on Skyline Road where the road narrows and can be rutted. If the roads are dry, most cars can make it fine.

From Walla Walla you will need a four-wheel drive vehicle for the drive on Skyline. Leave Walla Walla driving east on Isaacs to connect with Mill Creek Road. Turn right onto Tiger Canyon Road becoming FR 65. The drive up this road is spectacular as a curving, switch back climb up the steep slope of Indian Ridge. The road is wide and graveled. Continue up FR 65 past Deduct Spring until you come to Skyline Road FR 64. Turn left and drive 6 miles to the Lookout road. This stretch is narrow, often muddy, rough and edgy. Enjoy!

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Trailhead

Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains

Umatilla National Forest, Pomeroy Ranger District

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USGS:Deadman Peak

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