705 2nd Ave, Suite 300 Noble Knob is the only one with a official trail while the others are not too far off trails. We hiked in through Dalles Ridge, and about a mile into our hike, snow took over heavily shaded parts of the trail. The easiest way to reach Noble Knob is by the Noble Knob trail from Corral Pass. It climbs through dense forest and alpine meadows, topped off with impressive views of our grandest peak. Forested peaks spread out in every direction. The trail itself is relatively flat since it goes along a ridge line, and you’ve already done most of the climbing in your car. Enumclaw Service Center Noble Knob is generally used to access other trails that descend below down and along various drainages like Deep Creek, Dalles Ridge, Ranger Creek, Palisades. At 7.0 miles and only 800 feet of elevation it is very common for families to have a successful attempt at this summit. I love this trail! This becomes the 6.4 mile, very crappy forest road to the trail head. It was mostly treed until you get to the ridge when things start to open up. We thought we were on a 5-ish mile hike. Noble Knob Trail is a 4-mile roundtrip trail located in the Chinook Pass area. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and horses and is best used from July until October. Starting from the Corral Pass trailhead, hike north on the Noble Knob Trail through meadows above Twenty-eight Mile Lake where you'll enjoy spectacular views of Mount Rainier and the Norse Peak Wilderness. The drive up to the trailhead was still enjoyable and mostly dry. There are only a couple of stretches that will get you out of breath. You will have great views of Mt. Starting from the Corral Pass trailhead, hike north on the Noble Knob Trail through meadows above Twenty-eight Mile Lake where you'll enjoy spectacular views of Mount Rainier and the Norse Peak Wilderness. Relatively easy hike, bad road in highly recommend 4 wheel drive. One of my favorite trails. Then, NF-7220 2 and continue for 3.5 miles, then t. NF-7250 and continue for 2.6 miles to the Dalles Ridge Trailhead at the end of the road. or Parts of are starting to get a little slippery and there are some narrow parts and steep Rocky parts of the climb. Seattle, WA 98104. Views of Mt Rainier are going to be best in the AM. Rainier are glorious any time of year. Share. The summit of Noble Knob can be reached many different ways and many different directions. Noble Knob is a popular dog friendly hike in Enumclaw. The trails are marginally marked, as there are plenty of little detour trails branching off, but you can generally tell the main trail. Head left to take the Noble Knob Trail to the next junction in a tenth of a mile. There's a sign at the beginning stating that the road is for experienced mountain drivers only. then there was one more snow patch that covered the trail and was very steep. Rainier from this highpoint on the trail. Find a good place to settle in and enjoy the views. Our first attempt to reach the trailhead was via Corral Pass Rd. Date: Wed, Aug 26, 2020 Activity: Day Hike - Noble Knob via Corral Pass Route/Place: Noble Knob via Corral Pass Activity Type: Day Hiking Trip Result: Successful Rating: Road Conditions: Road suitable for all vehicles Route Conditions: Used Google Maps for directions to trailhead even though I had printed email instructions from the Rangers at the Enumclaw station. 13.6mi: Go left at the intersection with Dalles Ridge Tr1173, or continue.5mi to the Noble Knob summit. Great clear day for this one. Don’t waste your time. The views from the top are amazing. The trail to Noble Knob follows the ridgeline for 3.5 miles, with some ups and down on either side now and then. enjoyed the unexpected snow hike. Trip Report. Here the trail splits in three directions. It is also possible to link Noble Knob to many other possible attractions and summits in the region. In fact, the total elevation gain is only about 500 feet along the 3.5 miles (each way) of the trail. It was a bit dusty, but it is a mountain trail. The bees didn't bother us too much, but we were camping nearby, and I had sprayed my clothes with an Essential Oil based insect repellent. Here, the trail offers views of Mounts Rainier and Baker, Glacier Peak and the Stuart Range, even the Olympic mountains on particularly clear days. Here the trail splits in three directions. There were a lot of bees of all varieties constantly buzzing near us, even walking at a quick pace. Only saw one other group of three people on the entire trail. In the late spring and early summer the fields and ridge lines are covered in blankets of colorful wildflowers which give way to reds, yellows, and golds in the fall. This hike was very scenic with so many places to take incredible pictures. tried making it to the trail head but as soon as you make your way onto the forest road it becomes impassable. Noble Knob Area Topo Map TH: Steady climb from the Dalles Ridge TH to Noble Knob peak, passing Ranger Creek Tr1197 TH at.7mi and merging with Noble Knob Tr1184 for the summit ascent. This makes the trail accessible to those who may have shied away from other lookout tower hikes on much steeper and more difficult trails. It is the most common used and the easiest in difficult. Stay to the right, following the ridgeline as you turn north. Rainier. In just under two miles you’ll reach the Deep Creek Trail 1196. From Greenwater heading south: Pass the fire station to FR 70 on the left. If you look that trail up on the app it will give you exact coordinates to the trail head. Arrived to this trailhead as far as we could around 10 AM but had to stop due to snow. Overall, a gorgeous snowy hike on a beautiful sunny day. Greenwater Lakes Trail - Mount Baker-Snoqualmie NF - Located 6.6 miles away, on the Noble Knob Topo Map: PCT (Section 228) - Pacific Crest Trail - Located 7.7 miles away, on the Noble Knob Topo Map: Goose Prairie Trail - Okanogan-Wenatchee NF - Located 7.9 miles away, on the Goose Prairie Topo Map Nice hike overall. Incredible views of Rainier most of the way. The trail to Noble Knob, which is the site of a former fire lookout tower, provides an amazing view with only about 500 feet of elevation gain. Lots of short climbs and descents most on single track and some on old double track. Most is through burned area. The Noble Knob Trail offers a pleasant 4-mile hike near Chinook Pass. After hiking up to a nice ridge line with beautiful views of Mt. Noble Knob Area Topo Map. Dalles Ridge, Noble Knob. Look north for your first view of George Lake in the meadow-filled cirque below you. Please note: As of July 20, 2020, TRAIL TEMPORARILY INACCESSIBLE FROM TRAILHEAD: Continue on it for 2.6 miles. Trail head is on the side of the road and not marked at all except for a little green marking tape on a tree, but the coordinates in google maps took me straight to it. Follow that road and you will end up turning at a yellow sign on your LEFT that says “burn area” from there you will go to the trail head that appears to be a snowy road at first but then turns into a trail. Catch glimpses of Lost Lake to the west, and Twentyeight Mile Lake to the east. You can improve or add to this guidebook entry, Washington Trails Association Bring fluids! Follow the sign. One can also add about a mile round trip by taking a little side hike down to George Lake which can be seen from Noble Knob. You'll also have a great view down to George Lake from the top as well as a view north towards Glacier Peak and the North Cascades. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from June until November. The Noble Knob Trail, which can be accessed from two different trailheads, provides 360-degree views of the Cascade Mountains and on a clear day, some of the Olympic range, too. We didn’t make it to the trailhead but definitely got a workout along the way. This trail is amazing. The trail to the left heads out to the other end of the Noble Knob Trail as well as a side trail leading down to Twentyeight Mile Lake. This isn't a killer climb as there is minimal elevation change thus the views are attainable for the whole family. For the minimal elevation gain and quick tromp up to this former fire lookout, the payoff is huge. Snoquera Falls and Moss Lake Nature Trail, Basin Lake via Norse Peak Trail, Goat Lake Trail, and PCT, Northway, Crystal Mountain, PCT, and Bullion Basin Trail Loop. Without proper spikes, the melting snow was quite slippery (with a drop off on one side), so we decided to turn around. The area around the lake is filled with wild huckleberry bushes which yield tons of tasty wild huckleberries in August. This is the highest elevation of the ride (5950') and Noble Knob Tr1184 defines the edge of the Norse Peak wilderness so do not take any trails to the right. The Noble Knob Trail, which can be accessed from two different trailheads, provides 360-degree views of the Cascade Mountains and, on a clear day, the Olympics. Subscribe to our free email newsletter for hiking events, news, gear reviews and more. Just wish there wasn't so much fog and rain. In fact, the total elevation gain is only about 500 feet along the 3.5 miles (each way) of the trail. There are great views of Rainier, even from the trailhead. Turn left on road 70 about 1.5 miles after Greenwater. Noble Knob is a popular dog friendly hike in Enumclaw. Visit BringFido for an overview of the trail, along with pictures, directions, and reviews from dog owners who’ve been there. Noble Knob is a 7 mile hike that will take about 5 hours to complete with Fido. not much for views but peace and quiet was there, very few people out. The trail was decent, I took the FS road 72 route. Drive this road  for 1.4 miles, before it turns left and becomes National Forest Road 7200. Before you know it you will have reached the top and its 360-degree panoramas. After that the trail was great until you could see your end point. The Corral Pass approach has a more developed trailhead, whereas the Twentyeight Mile Road approach has paved portions that make access a little bit easier on your vehicle. The hike it's self is pretty easy, I little longer then stated, I clocked in at 8.2 miles. After a bit on that road, you will reach a fork where you can go straight-right, straight-left, or hard right. But this way does have a large drawback in that the road up to trailhead is very rough. On the way down ride past deep creek and continue on the trail to the shelter at ranger creek. luckily there was great reception and we were able to follow to follow the map to guide to the other side. We passed other hikers, dogs, and a few mtn. 4wd or Awd is probably best. Left on FSR 7174 (Corral Pass Rd) for 6 miles. Turn left onto it, and pass several cabins. The route begins mildly, alternating between roadbed and trail while wandering through meadows and sparse stands of fir and pine. Visit BringFido for an overview of the trail, along with pictures, directions, and reviews from dog owners who’ve been there. The Noble Knob trail starts from a U-turn at the top, and is clearly marked. bikers. Drive 6 miles to the Noble Knob Trailhead at 5,700 ft. on the trail. There is a trailhead at either end of the Noble Knob Trail #1184, one from Corral Pass and another off of Twentyeight Mile Road (FR #72). On this route, you'll enjoy a lovely ridgeline hike, since most of the elevation gain occurs on the road to the trailhead. From the intersection with WA 167 and WA 410 drive 30 miles north on 410 to the Corral Pass forest service road. Awesome wildflowers and amazing views. Travel+Outdoors. No 4x4 needed this time of year (this was our 2nd trip up this particular Mt. Stunning views and the alpine and wildflowers smell amazing! From the town of Enumclaw, drive about 31 miles eastward on State Highway 410 (the Chinook Pass Highway). FYI we came to this hike after attempting Kelly Butte which we were also warned to turn around on (the car in front of us also got stuck). Hiking Queen. Once at the Noble Knob trailhead, there is a short section of hike-a-bike (maybe 150yds), then you will hit the nicely flowing singletrack. The trail itself is relatively flat since it goes along a ridge line, and you’ve already done most of the climbing in your car. If you want you also have the option of running up the Northwest ridge of Mutton to the top of that peak if you'd like. And now (in September) the huckleberries are everywhere. There were a few trees down over the trail prior to the snow field but the were easily stepped over or walked around. We will be working on the trails heading north from the pass towards Mutton Mtn., Dalles Ridge and Knoble Knob and south bound trails … Unfortunately, the gate is still closed. Quite a few wildflowers are out like Bear Grass, Paintbrush, Penstemon, Lupines just to name a few, plus the view from Noble Knob of Rainier and the surrounding area was absolutly beautiful, loved it. During the late spring, these areas are bursting with wildflowers, and in the fall the underbrush is a sea of reds, oranges, and yellows. There was tracks for a while, but the road eventually turned to all snow. A nice hike into the Norse Peak Wilderness with fantastic views of several Cascade Volcanoes Mount Rainier Area. Mosquitos were out and hungry! This was an amazing hike! A long and scenic route to the popular Noble Knob passing waterfalls, lakes, views of Rainier, etc. Snow Snow free. Continuing on, the trail drops to the left and circles around the knob to the George Lake Trail intersection. After passing the Alta Crystal Resort turnoff, continue another half mile, looking for Forest Road 7174 (the Corral Pass Road). It's 7+ miles. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Every vista except waterfalls are on this hike. The easiest way to reach Noble Knob is by the Noble Knob trail from Corral Pass. really foggy today, hiked through the clouds. There are beautiful wildflowers and panoramic views. Reach Noble Knob at 6,011 ft in 3.5 mi and only 500 feet of elevation gain. Continue on the main trail around the lake which turns into the trail up to Noble Knob. Wednesday, September 15, 2010. ... Bugs were an annoyance. The hike itself was pretty good. Follow FR 70 for about nine miles to FR 7033. Noble Knob is a great alpine trail that provides excellent views of Mt. This trail starts at the Corral Pass parking lot and goes across the ridge to intersect with the Noble Knob Trail. In reality Noble Knob is off the Noble Knob trail on a.4 mile out and back)where the trail gets a bit rocky and sandy. The wildflowers are incredible in the summer. From Seattle, east on I-90, south on I-405 and then south on Highway 169 to Enumclaw. We took Corral Pass Rd just south of the Alta Crystal Resort. This is the highest elevation of the ride (5950') and Noble Knob Tr1184 defines the edge of the Norse Peak wilderness so do not take any trails to the left (North). The Noble Knob trail starts from a U-turn at the top, and is clearly marked. Just a few hundred feet down the trail, it will split off; stay left on the main trail. We had to detour and find the trail head off of usfs road 70 off of 410. It was raining pretty good so I was socked in the whole way and didn't have great views. You can add four miles to hike and start at the bottom where the road is closed. Stuart if you stop for a look on the North side of the ridge. Tel: 360.825.6585. Nick Mealey/Flickr. There's a nice parking area at the top for Corral Pass with picnic tables, camp sites and a privy. At one point there's a sharp hairpin turn with a sign at the apex but no mention of the Noble Knob trail. TH: Steady climb from the Dalles Ridge TH to Noble Knob peak, passing Ranger Creek Tr1197 TH at .7mi and merging with Noble Knob Tr1184 for the summit ascent. Also an epic view of Glacier Peak, and Mt. There isn't much technical challenges with the trail, aside from some impossible switchbacks, and short sections of steeps. For the most part it is a moderate hike. The trail is easy to follow all the way to Noble Knob around Mutton Mountain which you can also run up if you'd like. We drove to Coral Pass, in a Chevy Spark (tiny, fwd car) with no problems. Our tax identification number is EIN 91-0900134. After the junction the trail climbs steadily upwards and just short of two miles from the trailhead, you will join the Noble Knob trail. Contributions to WTA are tax deductible, and we are committed to making the best use of every donation to our mission. Keep going as the … Lake of the Angels. The road-as-trail was pretty brutal— steep grade and tons of switchbacks. Had never hike this trail before but found this a great hike. The road up to the trail is very rocky and narrow with multiple switchbacks so be prepared. Bees, berries, and flowers all along the trail. This short trail goes from the Noble Knob/Dalles Ridge junction to the Dalles Ridge/ Ranger Creek trail. Go straight-right. You should bring a guidebook or a map, just to be sure however. Mount Rainier seems almost close enough to touch. Noble Knob is a great alpine trail that provides excellent views of Mt. Reach Noble Knob at 6,011 ft in 3.5 mi and only 500 feet of elevation gain. Noble Knob, Washington topographic map and nearby trails. It was also SUPER hard to get to without getting lost (do not listen to navigation). In the late spring and early summer the fields and ridge lines are covered in blankets of colorful wildflowers which give way to reds, yellows, and golds in the fall. It is the most common used and the easiest in difficult. The SUV in front of us was already stuck and warned us to turn around. I'd say probably a few weeks before this hike is accessible. We only saw a few other groups along the way because we started late in the day. Much better options around. We hiked the closed road instead to some stunning burned landscapes and slow return of greenery. Take the middle path straight up to the summit.The views only improve. At various points during the hike you will reach trail junctions, but if you stay on the main trail you will reach the Knob. Stuart if you stop for a look on the North side of the ridge. Access: For Corral Pass, take Highway 410 30.5 miles from Enumclaw. The Noble Knob Trail is almost exclusively used to connect to the Deep Creek Trail or the Ranger Creek Trail #1197 via the Dalles Ridge Trail #1173. The views of Mt. Now look back at the beautiful ridge trail with Rainier towering above! Noble Knob is generally used to access other trails that descend below down and along various drainages like Deep Creek, Dalles Ridge, Ranger Creek, Palisades. There appear to be a couple of ways to access Noble Knob from Hwy 410, but it would make for a much longer hike. Had so much fun hiking this last Sunday. If you reach the Mt. This trail starts at 5700' Corral Pass with some incredible views of Mt Rainier just a few miles away to the south. Alternates: climb ranger creek instead of fs7174, downside is that shelter to noble knob is a steep climb and treacherous in the rain. Here’s what we’re looking forward to most as trailheads reopen. Left at T for 0.2 miles to trailhead at end of road. We had the sun in our face looking in that direction, but that mountain is beautiful from any angle at any time. Took the dalles ridge trail or northern approach due to the road to the coral pass entrance being closed. Posts Tagged: The Noble Knob Trail. Drive this road  for 1.4 miles, before, National Forest Road 7200. Don't be fooled by the info sign at a trail head across from the parking area. Walk to the picnic table and the trail starts there. The wildflowers were definitely in bloom and beautiful. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and horses and is best used from July until October. This was a good hike with nice views. The views, the flowers and the ease of the grade combine to give it a 10 on a scale of 1 to 10. Coming from Enumclaw, drive east on Highway 410 for 23.7 miles, then turn left onto NF-7200 4. The gravel road is kind of rough I did it in a Jeep without trouble. Next time!!! I'm not sure where this goes. The trail is very narrow so I wouldn't say its kid friendly. Take the middle path straight up to the summit. Won't see many people on a week day here. It's gorgeous. We followed Zilly's directions, that is, going up Noble Knob trail #1184 then to Dalles Ridge Trail #1173 then to Ranger Creek Trail #1197. We love the Noble Knob trail, and hike it several times each year. Noble Knob (Trail No. We were super excited to go on this hike because the sun finally decided to stick around and the snow melted. we were so busy looking at the fire damage and views on the first half and all the scenery on the second we didn't even realize how far we had hiked once we reached the end. Directions to Trailhead: Greenwater Lakes Trail - Mount Baker-Snoqualmie NF - Located 6.6 miles away, on the Noble Knob Topo Map: PCT (Section 228) - Pacific Crest Trail - Located 7.7 miles away, on the Noble Knob Topo Map: Goose Prairie Trail - Okanogan-Wenatchee NF - Located 7.9 miles away, on the Goose Prairie Topo Map It got pretty muddy so be careful if you're heading up anytime soon. It was somewhat challenging, with a few moderate elevation climbs. The more popular Corral Pass approach has a more developed trailhead, whereas the Twentyeight Mile Road approach has paved portions that make access a little bit easier on your vehicle. If you pop out on the road you went a mile too far. A little more than a mile into the hike, you'll arrive at a junction with the Ranger Creek Trail. There is a trailhead at either end of the Noble Knob Trail 1184, one from Corral Pass and another off of Twentyeight Mile Road (Forest Road 72). Rainier. There are 2 trailheads... go to the further one by the picnic table. The first mile or so is more or less flat, quickly transporting you to your first glimpses of snow-covered Mount Rainier. We took it slow and made it past that to a great view. Take this all the way up to the trailhead for trail #1184. Dalles … Hike the Noble Knob Trail now for Huckleberries. You've reached the knob! As you skirt around Mutton Mtn the trail narrows to true single track and meanders through dense forest. From there, the narrow trail continues to a short ridgeline descent that meets up with the intersection of the Dalles Ridge Trail and the nearby Noble Knob Summit Spur. Description From the Corral Pass Trailhead, the trail moves into the trees along a mellow, winding singletrack and the … Oh well. Length 4.6 miElevation gain 1243 ftRoute type Out & back I'll post a photo for reference. Since this trail is not in a national park, leashed dogs are welcome to join you on the hike, where they can stop and smell the wildflowers in summer and early autumn, too. Coming from Enumclaw, drive east on Highway 410 for 23.7 miles, t, hen turn left onto NF-7200 4. Either descend ranger creek (which has several slides and fallen trees) or palisades. Gaze out in all directions, to wildflower-studded meadows, alpine lakes and snow-capped peaks. Noble Knob Trail Despite the side-eye, Xerxes enjoyed the hike on Noble Knob Though this hike is one of the most scenic hikes in the region the “getting” there takes a bit of mettle – thus, Noble Knob is seldom – if ever – crowded except, perhaps, on a sunny weekend. Hike by WTA Correspondents: Seattle Trails Seattle: Noble Knob This pleasant 7-mile round-trip hike into Norse Peak Wilderness offers sublime views of volcanic summits without the area's usual knee-breaking ascent. Nate and Jer Barnes. This trail may need another week or two before the snow isn't such a hazard. More on my hiking blog at cairnguru.com. Rainier I started my way back down the trail. Head right, staying on the Noble Knob Trail to the next junction in a tenth of a mile. Then Turn right onto NF-7220 2 and continue for 3.5 miles, then turn right onto NF-7250 and continue for 2.6 miles to the Dalles Ridge Trailhead at the end of the road. Seattle Trails Seattle: Noble Knob This pleasant 7-mile round-trip hike into Norse Peak Wilderness offers sublime views of volcanic summits without the area's usual knee-breaking ascent. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. The Noble Knob trail head is up the road from here with it's own parking and picnic table. 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