Gobblers Knob

Trip

Day Hike - Gobblers Knob

Part three of four of the Mt. Rainier fire look out series.

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  • Strenuous
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,100 ft

8:00 am at the Roy Y Park-n-Ride, located at the junction of Hwy 7 and Hwy 507. 

 

 

There are two possible routes to this designation.  The first route, which is listed is done by access the Lake Christine Trailhead from the Forest Service Roads.  Trail is in fairly good condition, by we start off by climbing right away.  The second option is to access the trail from the Westside Road within Mt. Rainier National Park.  This route is longer at 12.8 miles round-trip and an elevation gain 1585 with the last 1.5 where the elevation gain occurs of 1200'.  The primary route is from the forest service, but if the group wants to try the long, steeper route, I'm game for it, but it will require a anonymous decision by the group, so please don't be disappointed if somebody doesn't want to take the hard route. After all part four is the most strenuous route of the four.  Expect amazing views of Adams, St. Helens and Rainier if the weatherman is correct for his long range forecast.

Route/Place

Gobblers Knob


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Eleven Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
  11. Bug Spray
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