Gobblers Knob


Day Hike - Gobblers Knob

A strenuous and quick paced day hike to an old fire look out at Mount Rainier National Park. Read leader notes before signing up

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,500 ft

We will meet at end of road portion of West Side Road at 7.30AM

This is a very strenuous hike  and we will be moving at a brisk pace. The trail should gain about 2500 feet in 5 miles (one way) and overall 12 miles round trip. 

Pace of hike and trip plan: We will not be taking long breaks (>1 min) along the way, there will be one summit break for about  10-15 mins to enjoy the views. 

Uphill pace: 2.5 miles  and 1000 feet an hour 
Downhill pace: 3 miles and 1200 feet an hour 

Please only sign up if you have done similar paced adventures in the 30 days leading to the trip . Able to hike fast downhill is a must

There is no leaders permission required for this trip, but please self-evaluate yourself before signing up for this trip to make sure we are moving quick as a group and not waiting/breaking frequently. 

Water  sources: We can stop on the way up/down at Lake George to filter water if needed. (again please be efficient - if you have a Katadyn befree, bring them vs a traditional water filter) 

Bugs and insects: There could be bugs at Lake George, if you are planning on filtering water/ washing your face/ cooling your hats, etc, please do not use bug spray/sunscreen to Leave no trace in this environment 

Covid Guidelines: Considering the recent uptick on Delta variant cases as of 6/29 (Indian Variant), we will follow any and all CDC guidelines, which might require us to not to carpool for this trip. So please be mindful before you sign up

Time Estimate/Participant Turn around time:  To give every participant a fair chance of summit, we will continue to hike in the above mentioned pace of 2.5 miles an hour uphill. If participants fall behind on this pace (considering the nature of the trail), slower participants will be asked/should consider/may stay back at Lake George while rest of the group makes the summit 

By signing up for this trip, you have agreed to the above trip plan posted by the trip leader

Mountaineers trips are not a guided trips, instead they are trips led by volunteers. Please be respectful of the time invested by the leaders and be inclusive of fellow participants


Gobblers Knob

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  • Navigation
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothes
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