Table Mountain Trail #681

The dramatic andesite plateau of Table Mountain is one of the first mountains you see entering the Heather Meadows area. The hike starts at picturesque Artist Point, and after a short but steep traverse up the southeast face of Table Mountain, you emerge onto the plateau of the mountaintop. On a clear day take in fantastic views of Mt. Baker, Mt. Shuksan and other magnificent peaks in the North Cascades. The trail heads west across the plateau, which enters Mt. Baker Wilderness, but does not provide a descent off the other side of the mountain; hikers must return the same way they came up. No pets are allowed on the Table Mountain Trail.

At a Glance

Open Season: Late Summer - Fall
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: Late Summer - Fall
Restrictions: Hikers only. No fires, except self-contained, carry-in stoves. No snowmobiles. No Dogs. Camping is not allowed in the Heather Meadows Developed Recreation Area May 15-Nov. 15. Wilderness regulations apply in Mt Baker Wilderness.
Closest Towns: Glacier, Washington
Water: No potable water.
Restroom: Vault toilet at Artist Point Parking lot. Pack out human waste using blue bags or another system.
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass required at Artist Point Trailhead.
Operated By: US Forest Service
Information Center: Check current conditions or call Mt. Baker Ranger District office or Glacier Public Service Center

General Information


From Glacier, travel east to the end of Mt. Baker Highway SR 542. It is approximately 24 miles from the Glacier Public Service Center to the Artist Point parking lot. The trail is accessed from the western side of the parking lot, opposite the bathrooms.

General Notes:

• Green Trails: Mt. Shusksan #14
• USGS: Shuksan Arm
• USFS: Mt. Baker Ranger District and Mt. Baker Wilderness


Over 200 parking spaces, including spaces for RVs and buses.

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Elevation desc Elevation Gain/Loss: +600 feet
Difficulty Level: More Difficult

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  Area/Length : 
1.5 miles one-way.

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  Elevation : 
5,100 feet.