Every Lookout in Oregon

Table Mountain

Type: 30′ tower
Status: Abandoned
Elevation: 6,113′
Visited: June 11, 2022

The third lookout I visited today was Table Mountain. I parked at the gate and started walking:

Table Mountain

Very soon the numerous communications towers started coming into view:

Table Mountain

Table Mountain

The old lookout tower still stands, surrounded by a fence at the base and serving as a platform for several pieces of equipment:

Table Mountain Lookout

Table Mountain Lookout

Table Mountain Lookout

The clouds prevented far-reaching views but I wasn’t socked-in either:

Table Mountain

Table Mountain

The base of Mt. Shasta:

Table Mountain

Distinctive Pilot Rock:

Table Mountain

Directions

From Table Mountain Road turn onto an unmarked spur, drive 0.2 miles, and park in the turnout before the gate. From there it’s 0.2 miles up to lookout

More information
Forest Lookouts
Rex’s Forest Fire Lookout Page
Peakbagger
Panorama Photos

History

A 30′ lookout tower was built on Table Mountain in 1931. In 1958 it was replaced by a different 30′ tower.


ODF

It’s unclear when it stopped being staffed, but the lookout has been abandoned for decades.