Although they didn't distinguish between the two, Mail Tribune readers again chose Upper Table Rock and Lower Table Rock as the Best Hiking Trail in the Rogue Valley.

Although they didn't distinguish between the two, Mail Tribune readers again chose Upper Table Rock and Lower Table Rock as the Best Hiking Trail in the Rogue Valley.

These flat-topped mesas rise 800 feet above the north bank of the Rogue River between Sams Valley and Central Point. Upper Table Rock, elevation 2,077 feet, and Lower Table Rock, elevation 2,029 feet, are managed by the Bureau of Land Management and primarily on public land.

Though Upper is taller than Lower, the Table Rocks are actually named for their relative positions along the Rogue River. Unlike the surrounding rounded hills in the valley, the Table Rocks have flat-topped summits that abruptly drop to meet the valley floor below.

Other favorites: Jacksonville Woodlands and Pacific Crest Trail