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.

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 nby 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 Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269S
  • Green Trails Mt Rainier West No. 269

Upcoming Activities

Backpack - Lake George

Backpacking Trip
Visit a beautiful lake in Mt. Rainier National Park, where we camp Saturday night, and
Sat, Jul 7, 2018 - Sun, Jul 8, 2018
No Prerequisites
5 participants on waitlist
Registration closes Jul 5
Tacoma Branch

Day Hike - Gobblers Knob

Day Hiking Trip
A hike along the closed portion of the West Side Road in Mount Rainier National
Sun, Aug 19, 2018
No Prerequisites
1 participant on waitlist
Registration closes Aug 17
Seattle Branch

Day Hike - Gobblers Knob

Day Hiking Trip
Preference to Olympia Branch Conditioning Hiking Series. Trip may be opened to general membership at
Difficulty: Strenuous
Sun, Sep 2, 2018
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
10 participants 1 leader
Registration opens Aug 28
Olympia Branch

Backpack - Gobblers Knob

Backpacking Trip
Looking to squeeze in one more backpacking trip this fall? Camp just outside MRNP in
Difficulty: Strenuous
Sat, Oct 20, 2018 - Sun, Oct 21, 2018
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
4 participants on waitlist 1 leader
Registration closes Oct 18
Foothills Branch
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  • Lake George
  • Gobblers Knob & Lake George
  • Mount Beljica
  • Mount Beljica & Gobblers Knob

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