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12.8 miles

Trail Type

Out & Back

Trail Difficulty


Δ Elevation (FT)

~1600 (+)

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Gobblers Knob Trail

Washington | Mount Rainier

  • Mount Rainier from Gobbler's Knob Trail in Mount Rainier National Park.
  • Gobblers Knob Trail in Mount Rainier National Park.

Activities & Features


Gobblers Knob Trail in Mount Rainier is a tremendous hike that is sure to please. The trail provides hikers with sweeping views of the Cascades, a pristine mountain lake bursting with trout and abundant wildlife. The park says "enjoy the shoreline of Lake George and spectacular views of Mount Rainier and the Tahoma Glacier from Gobbler's 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" Mount Rainier has plenty of camping available. Cougar Rock Campground is located in the southwest section of the park, Ohanapecosh Campground is in the southeast, White River is in the northeast section and Mowich Lake is a small tent only campground in the northwest section of Mount Rainier.

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Contact: Mount Rainier National Park 55210 238th Ave East Ashford, WA 98304

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