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Gobblers Knob

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 4.5 (4)

Make your way to a pristine mountain lake and an outstanding lookout on this tucked-away trail.


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1.9

Miles

3.0

KM

Point to Point

5,415' 1,651 m

High

3,885' 1,184 m

Low

1,561' 476 m

Up

31' 10 m

Down

16%

Avg Grade (9°)

52%

Max Grade (27°)

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Features Birding · Lake · Views · Wildlife

Description

Take the Westside Road to the gate at Dry Creek (approximately 3 miles from the start of the road). Due to danger from rock fall, vehicles must park south of the barricade at Dry Creek. Pedestrians should travel through the area with caution and avoid lingering in the rock fall hazard zone.

Hike up the closed portion of the road to Round Pass and the trailhead (approximately 4 miles). The route to Lake George is easy with a gradual incline, while the track to Gobblers Knob Lookout is an additional 1.5 miles and much steeper.

Flora & Fauna

Enjoy the shoreline of Lake George and spectacular views of Mount Rainier and the Tahoma Glacier from Gobblers Knob. On a clear day the peaks of Mount St. Helens, Mount Hood, Mount Adams, and the Olympic Mountains are visible. The fire lookout has been in use since the 1930s.

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Shared By:

Tom Robson

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  4.5 from 4 votes

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#342

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#7,910

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View of Rainier and Liberty Cap above Westside Road
Mar 4, 2015 near Eatonville, WA

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Nov 4, 2019
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11mi
Jul 23, 2019
Daniel Webster
Fire lookout at the top!
Sep 8, 2018
Michael Norkett
Jul 30, 2018
Savannah Sanford