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Table Rock Out-and-Back

Intermediate
 4.5 (4) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A go-to workout hike that is short, steep, and very rewarding.


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3.2

Miles

5.1

KM

Out and Back

3,635' 1,108 m

High

2,803' 854 m

Low

832' 254 m

Up

832' 254 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

29%

Max Grade (16°)

Dogs Off-leash

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Overview

This quick-hitting, out-and-back hike provides one of the shortest and most direct ascents of Table Rock from the Old Idaho State Penitentiary/Caste Rock trailhead. Once at the top, hikers can choose to explore a few trails and roads, though many of the trails to the southwest of the peak are favored by mountain bikers (Rock Garden Trail - Trail #16A, Rock Island Trail - Trail #16B).

Need to Know

Multi-use trails open to mountain bikes and equestrians.

Description

From the Old Idaho State Penitentiary/Caste Rock trailhead parking area, find the pedestrian-only Table Rock Trail #15 Connector to head up toward the Table Rock Trail - Trail #15, which is open to bikes and equestrians. Continue west for a brief break in the fairly steep climb as the Table Rock Trail - Trail #15 turns right (south) toward the peak.

Just over a mile from the starting point, the final steep climb begins. Less than 0.5 miles in length and over 300 feet up. From the top, expansive views over the valley, foothills, and city are your reward. Check out the Hiking Project mobile app for other trails to explore in this area or head back the way you came, with the option to continue over to the #19 Shoshone-Paiute Tribes Loop.

Contacts

Land Manager: Ridge to Rivers

Shared By:

Zander Göpfert

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  4.5 from 4 votes

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Apr 6, 2020 near Boise, ID
Old Idaho Penitentiary panorama
Apr 6, 2020 near Boise, ID
Get them playing on rock young!
Jun 8, 2016 near Boise, ID
Old Idaho Penitentiary State Historical Site.
Apr 6, 2020 near Boise, ID
Old Penitentiary in Boise
Apr 6, 2020 near Boise, ID
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Apr 6, 2020 near Boise, ID

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Sep 27, 2021
Ami Sherman
3.2mi — 7h 16m
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Sep 8, 2021
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Jul 4, 2020
Ryan Davis
3.2mi — 1h 47m