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Gobblers Knob TrailVolcano, WA
Volcano, WA
Hiking avatar Jul 30 2017
seattlehiker
Hiking7.60 Miles 2,340 AEG
Hiking7.60 Miles   4 Hrs   51 Mns   1.84 mph
2,340 ft AEG      43 Mns Break
 
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Hiked to Gobbler's Knob from the Glacier View trailhead. We had hiked to the lookout via the Westside Road in Mt. Rainier National Park a couple of years ago but 8 miles of road hiking makes for about a 12.5 mile long day hike. This route shaves a number of miles off and doesn't include any road walking. Wildflowers are out! Bugs were worse earlier in the day than in the afternoon (especially near Belijica Meadows) which surprised us. Great views from the lookout. Even saw a weasel near the lookout. The road to the TH is rough but you do get a great shot of Mt. Rainier about 7 miles in. Goat Lake was prettier than I had expected as well. Saw a decent number of people out on the trail today but definitely less crowded than trails originating from inside the park. Had the top to ourselves for awhile before sharing it with one other group of 3. Another great day out on the trail. Finding FR59 was the biggest challenge. If you pass the Copper Creek Inn and Restaurant, you've gone too far. Fortunately the nice ranger at the park entrance gave us good directions and after pulling a u-turn out of the park we found it and were glad we did.
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