“A short ride that is occasionally rocky and steep that ends with an amazing view.”
— Christopher Bare
Several bathrooms are scattered throughout the park and the visitor centre also has shower facilities. There are multiple camping/picnic areas throughout the park, and children will enjoy exploring.
Be mindful that the park is subject to open and closing hours, generally from dawn to dusk; however, the park is generally open every day of the year. A day pass is required to use the trails, and it can be easily purchased for about $5.00 a vehicle at the park entrance.
This trail is part of the network of trails at City of Rocks State Park. This can be done as a stand alone out and back or combined with The Hydra Trail
for a longer ride. This trail can be accessed in several ways but the most direct route involves accessing the trailhead near the rear (north) of the park in the Pegasus North Camping area. From this starting point, follow the Hyrda East Shortcut connector until it intersects The Hydra Trail
You'll then ride south toward the visitor centre briefly using The Hydra Trail
until you reach a junction where a narrower singletrack trail that heads off toward Table Mountain. Follow this trail until you reach the summit of Table Mountain.
Be careful because this trail starts off as a deceptively easy ride only to have several steep and rocky sections as you near the summit. Once at the summit, take some time to bask in the incredible view of the Mimbres Valley and be sure to take a few pictures of the dominate feature in this area, Cookes Peak, a large mountain that will be to the East of your location. You'll have an excellent view of City of Rocks as well.