Gobblers Knob


Backpack - Gobblers Knob

Looking to squeeze in one more backpacking trip this fall? Camp just outside MRNP in the Glacier View Wilderness at Goat Lake and enjoy a side trip to scenic Lake George and historic lookout on Gobblers Knob.

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  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 13.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,100 ft
  • Pace: 2mph

We will meet at the trailhead for Glacier View Trail in the Glacier View Wilderness which is adjacent to Mount Rainier National Park on Saturday morning at 9:00am.

Directions from https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/giffordpinchot/recarea/?recid=32036

From Chehalis, WA go south on I-5 toward Portland for 9 miles and take exit 68 for US-12 E toward Morton/Yakima.Follow US-12 east for 30 miles to Morton then go left on 2rd street and continue north on WA-7 for 16 miles.

Turn right on National Park Highway (Washington 706) and travel for about 10 miles. Turn left on Forest Road 59 and follow Forest Road 59 for about 5.5 miles to the trailhead.

This will be a strenuous trip so please be sure your conditioning is appropriate for this backpacking trip. Also, this trip is scheduled for late autumn, which means conditions can change rapidly. There may be bad weather and/or snow and ice on the ground. Please check the weather forecast carefully, bring extra warm layers, fuel, food, microspikes, etc. as needed. If the weather forecast calls for severe weather this trip may be cancelled or we may skip the Gobblers Knob\Lake George portion. 


Gobblers Knob

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials plus overnight gear which may include:

  • Tent with footprint/ground tarp
  • Stove and fuel
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Water filter
  • Bear canister or extra stuff sack and cord designated for hanging food
  • Cooking pot/pan with plate and utensils
  • Toilet paper and shovel or blue bag to deal with waste
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