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Gobblers Knob/Lake George

 4 votes

10.7 Miles 17.2 Kilometers


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2,466' 752 m

Ascent

-2,466' -752 m

Descent

5,340' 1,627 m

High

2,899' 884 m

Low

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

45%

Max Grade (24°)

Unknown

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A moderate hike to a subalpine lake and a one-of-a-kind rock outcrop with views to boot.

Tom Robson

Overview

Fires are prohibited. No pets on trails. Treat water before drinking.
Lake George is a pristine mountain lake nestled in the northwest shoulder of Mount Wow. The rock outcrop of Gobblers Knob is situated at the north end of Mount Wow, a mountain whose name means "goat".
Features: Birding — Lake — River/Creek — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Dogs: No Dogs

Need to Know

Campsites at Lake George are popular. Permits are required for camping. Permits and current trail conditions are available park-wide from wilderness information centers, ranger stations, and visitor centers.

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. Hikers and bicyclists 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, and most hikers will choose to stop there. It is popular for families with small children. The slog 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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Jul 30, 2017
Brad Strathman
Hike along an access road leading up to start of trail. Beautiful views of Mt. St Helens, Mt. Adams and Mt. Hood. Wildflowers galore. 10.7mi
Sep 24, 2016
Megan Clancy
From parking area to Gobbler's Knob and back 13mi — 6h 00m
Aug 27, 2016
Griffin Munzel
Jun 22, 2013
Sheila Pelland

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