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.
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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.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 5.5

Waypoints

NKT001

Location: 47.0145797729492, -121.466850280762

Trailhead is at NW end of parking area

NKT002

Location: 47.0224494934082, -121.470413208008

Junction with trail to Forest Service helipad on ridgetop

NKT003

Location: 47.0258979797363, -121.475997924805

Short-but-steep climb on flank of Mutton Mtn.; great views

NKT004

Location: 47.0260543823242, -121.48023223877

Killer views to the N face of Mt. Rainier and surrounding peaks

NKT005

Location: 47.0278282165527, -121.490608215332

Junction with trail used by mountain bikers for loop back to SR 410

NKT006

Location: 47.0380439758301, -121.495712280273

Cross high saddle on ridge; views W to Little Ranger Peak and E to Norse Peak Wilderness

NKT007

Location: 47.0403823852539, -121.494674682617

Junction with Dalles Ridge Trail @ Wilderness Boundary

NKT008

Location: 47.041675567627, -121.494033813477

Start climb of Noble Knob summit cone; stay R @ fork

NKT009

Location: 47.0461158752441, -121.492828369141

Trail crosses saddle just below summit; look for grassy lunch spot

NKT010

Location: 47.0460014343262, -121.492446899414

Summit cap of Noble Knob (6,017 ft.); turnaround point