Seattle Explorers Hike - Noble Knob via Dalles Ridge

Youth activity: Explorers

Seattle Explorers Hike - Noble Knob via Dalles Ridge

The Explorers and Jr. MACers will spend the day hiking together to the Noble Knob. Spectacular views of Mount Rainier!

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 700 ft

8:45am at the Dalles Ridge trailhead, ready to hike by 9:00am.  Please note: there is more than 1 way to access the various trails that lead to Noble Knob! We are using the Dalles Ridge access.

  • Google Maps:
  • DALLES RIDGE ACCESS from Coming from Enumclaw, drive east on Highway 410 for 23.7 miles, then turn left onto NF-7200 4 (some maps call this road 72). Drive this road for 7.4 miles. Then turn right onto NF-7250 and continue for 2.4 miles to the Dalles Ridge Trailhead at the end of the road.
  • Dalles Ridge trailhead coordinates: 47.0511, -121.5237.

The Explorers and Jr. MACers will spend the day hiking!

Trip Sheet: 

Parking: Northwest Forest Pass or America the Beautiful national parks pass.

Guests: If spots are still available one week prior to the trip, email Gabrielle Orsi, primary trip leader, at to request that a friend or sibling be able to join.

*To sign up for Explorer/Jr. MAC combo trips, do it on this page, NOT the course page. For all other trips, sign up via the course page. If confused, refer to the registration instructions on the course page.


Noble Knob via Dalles Ridge

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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • Hiking boots
  • Warm clothes and extra synthetic layers
  • Waterproof hard shell jacket 
  • Water (at least two liters)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Lunch
  • Day Pack
  • 10 Essentials
  • Camera (optional)
  • Extra clothing for the ride back (optional)

If you'd like to borrow gear, please submit your request to the gear library.

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