Gobblers Knob

A 10 mile hike with 1,100 feet of elevation gain to a fire lookout on the west side of Mount Rainier National Park. The trail, mostly in Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, passes by Lake Christine and Goat Lake before ascending to the knobby summit in Mount Rainier National Park. Extend your trip by descending to Lake George.

getting there

Drive east on SR 7 (National Park Highway), continuing east when it becomes SR 706. Turn left (north) onto Forest Road 59 (Copper Creek Road) shortly before the Mount Rainier National Park entrance. In 3.4 miles stay on Forest Road 59 by taking the left fork. In 1.5 miles turn right onto Forest Road 5920. Continue 2.4 miles to the Lake Christine trailhead (4,400 ft).


  • Suitable Activities: Day Hiking
  • Seasons: July, August, September, October
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Length: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,100 ft
  • 5,485 ft
  • Green Trails Mt Rainier West No. 269
  • Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX
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  • Lake George
  • Gobblers Knob & Lake George
  • Mount Beljica
  • Mount Beljica & Gobblers Knob

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