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Bay Area Ridge Trail: Table Rock and Palisades Spur

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15.7

Miles

25.3

KM

82%

Runnable

4,309' 1,314 m

High

398' 121 m

Low

5,552' 1,692 m

Up

1,641' 500 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

33%

Max Grade (18°)

Dogs Unknown

Description

This spur trail, solely used by hikers, is a challenging, often overgrown trail over steep, rocky terrain. The views are spectacular and it's a unique experience, particularly at Table Rock, to be up close to the volcanic mountains. Most trail users do a one-way trip from the CA 29 Trailhead near Mount St. Helena to the Lower Oat Hill Mine trailhead, instead of the reverse, because the 3,200-foot elevation change is far easier as a descent. Try to do this hike between April and June, when the wildflowers are blooming.

This trail description is excerpted from the 2019 Bay Area Ridge Trail Guidebook. For details on all trails, trailheads and more buy the book from Wilderness Press.

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Bay Area Ridge Trail Staff

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Photos

Enjoy a sweeping vista of Napa Valley from the Lower Oat Hill Mine Trail.
Jun 4, 2017 near Calistoga, CA
View from Lasky Point.
Oct 14, 2017 near Calistoga, CA
Near the top of lower Oat Hill Mine trail.
Aug 22, 2021 near Calistoga, CA
Table Rock with its volcanic surface.
Oct 14, 2017 near Calistoga, CA
Volcanic rocks in Robert Louis Stevenson State Park.
Oct 14, 2017 near Calistoga, CA
View south from Table Rock Trail
Oct 14, 2017 near Calistoga, CA

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