Ascending Hikes – North Table Mountain


Ascending Hikes – North Table Mountain

This is an ~8 mile and ~1300 ft elevation gain hike along a route on North Table Mountain sampling the top and rim of the mesa. We'll also experience the Rim Rock trail, which is only opened a few months each year, taking us to the Northeast Summit.

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,300 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,547 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2.0 MPH

Meet at the North Table Mountain Park West Trailhead at 7:30am (North Table Mountain Park West Trailhead - Google Maps)

From the West parking lot, our route will take us to the top of mesa along the North Table Loop Trail, through the quarry, and then down along the southwest rim. We'll make our way back to the top of the mesa along the Cottonwood Canyon trail to the intersection with the Mesa Top trail where we'll head east and look for the Rim Rock Trail to north. One the Rim Rock trail (which is only open a few months each year due to raptor nesting) we'll make it to the Northeast Summit. We'll pick up the Mesa Top trail again and make our way off of the mesa top and return to the parking lot along the North Table Loop trail. We'll find a comfortable, scenic, and sunny spot to stop for lunch/snack. Our pace will be determined by the strength, stamina, and endurance of the group. (North Table Mtn - Rim Rock - CalTopo)

The Colorado Mountain Club's Ascending Hike Section (AHS) provides an opportunity to make new friends and explore new places in Colorado's backcountry, while increasing your personal hiking speed, strength, and stamina. The section is administered by CMC volunteers. There is no cost, fee, or scheduling commitment. There are no dues or elections. Open to all CMC members. To join the section, contact the CMC office. (Ascending Hikes Section — The Colorado Mountain Club (


North Table Mountain

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

10 essentials are required. Trekking poles are recommended.

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