Stunning views and the alpine and wildflowers smell amazing! Here the trail splits in three directions. Great clear day for this one. We passed other hikers, dogs, and a few mtn. I hike it a few times a year and it's a great hike to take less experienced hikers or people visiting the area because it's not too difficult or long, but long enough. After a bit on that road, you will reach a fork where you can go straight-right, straight-left, or hard right. 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. This isn't a killer climb as there is minimal elevation change thus the views are attainable for the whole family. The Noble Knob trail starts from a U-turn at the top, and is clearly marked. Consider turning around at Noble Knob for a shorter out-and-back. Park here and head out on the trail at the north end of the parking lot. Drive 6 miles to the Noble Knob Trailhead at 5,700 ft. on the trail. Mount Rainier seems almost close enough to touch. The easiest way to reach Noble Knob is by the Noble Knob trail from Corral Pass. This trail is amazing. The drive up to the trailhead was still enjoyable and mostly dry. Noble Knob is a popular dog friendly hike in Enumclaw. Snow Snow free. Visit BringFido for an overview of the trail, along with pictures, directions, and reviews from dog owners who’ve been there. Forested peaks spread out in every direction. Noble Knob Trail is a 6.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Paradise Inn, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. So we went a few miles back to try the hike from Dalles Ridge, but a couple miles from the trailhead, our subaru got stuck in snow. The wildflowers are incredible in the summer. Here the trail splits in three directions. We took it slow. It was raining pretty good so I was socked in the whole way and didn't have great views. Please note: As of July 20, 2020, TRAIL TEMPORARILY INACCESSIBLE FROM TRAILHEAD: You can head north to noble knob. It's gorgeous. No 4x4 needed this time of year (this was our 2nd trip up this particular Mt. Walk to the picnic table and the trail starts there. Wednesday, September 15, 2010. From the town of Enumclaw, drive about 31 miles eastward on State Highway 410 (the Chinook Pass Highway). We were in a Jeep Wrangler. Don't be fooled by the info sign at a trail head across from the parking area. You can improve or add to this guidebook entry, Washington Trails Association Here the trail splits in three directions. This trail starts at the Corral Pass parking lot and goes across the ridge to intersect with the Noble Knob Trail. Download the free, full-sheet USGS 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) Noble Knob topo map as an Adobe PDF. The first mile or so is more or less flat, quickly transporting you to your first glimpses of snow-covered Mount Rainier. 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. The 6 mile road up to the trailhead on Corral Pass is rough, I'd recommend an all wheel drive or a 4x4 vehicle to get up...but I'm sure a car without those options can make it going slowly. During the late spring, these areas are bursting with wildflowers, and in the fall the underbrush is a sea of reds, oranges, and yellows. Noble Knob Trail. Rainier. There are only a couple of stretches that will get you out of breath. 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). Directions to Trailhead: 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. The trail is very narrow so I wouldn't say its kid friendly. The Noble Knob trail is great fun from the beginning, quickly entering into vast fields of wildflowers which should be at their peak in the next few weeks. Without proper spikes, the melting snow was quite slippery (with a drop off on one side), so we decided to turn around. 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. really foggy today, hiked through the clouds. Noble Knob is a popular dog friendly hike in Enumclaw. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and horses and is best used from July until October. 100 Hikes in Washington's South Cascades & Olympics by Ira Spring & Harvey Manning (Mountaineers Books). Head left to take the Noble Knob Trail to the next junction in a tenth of a mile. We hiked in through Dalles Ridge, and about a mile into our hike, snow took over heavily shaded parts of the trail. In just under two miles you’ll reach the Deep Creek Trail 1196. Noble Knob is a 7 mile hike that will take about 5 hours to complete with Fido. 4wd or Awd is probably best. This trail is part of the Mount-Baker Snoqualmie National Forest and is dog-friendly. Considering the trail to Lost Lake, this is pretty steady uphill and steep in some spots. It might well be the most spectacular ride/hike I have ever taken, with 360 degree views from the 6015 foot summit. The trail is still doable if you are brave and have proper spikes! There are 2 trailheads... go to the further one by the picnic table. The views from the top are amazing. If you reach the Mt. #naturerules. You can add four miles to hike and start at the bottom where the road is closed. 705 2nd Ave, Suite 300 We were super excited to go on this hike because the sun finally decided to stick around and the snow melted. Don’t waste your time. 13.6mi: Go left at the intersection with Dalles Ridge Tr1173, or continue.5mi to the Noble Knob summit. There are two ways to get to this trail. Noble Knob Trail is a 11.1 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Paradise Inn, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. This trail may need another week or two before the snow isn't such a hazard. At one point there's a sharp hairpin turn with a sign at the apex but no mention of the Noble Knob trail. I love this trail! You will reach an intersection with the Deep Creek Trail-go right to stay on Dalles Ridge. There's a sign at the beginning stating that the road is for experienced mountain drivers only. The views, the flowers and the ease of the grade combine to give it a 10 on a scale of 1 to 10. 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. Washington Trails Association is 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Overall, a gorgeous snowy hike on a beautiful sunny day. Now look back at the beautiful ridge trail with Rainier towering above! One of my favorite trails. This becomes the 6.4 mile, very crappy forest road to the trail head. On the way down ride past deep creek and continue on the trail to the shelter at ranger creek. The hike itself was pretty good. Most is through burned area. Just wish there wasn't so much fog and rain. I started at the Coral Pass- Noble Knob trailhead. Reach Noble Knob at 6,011 ft in 3.5 mi and only 500 feet of elevation gain. However, we tried access from Corral Pass Rd and there was a locked gate that prevented us from doing that. If you make it to the turn around you went about a quarter mile too far. Perhaps there is another Noble Knob trail on Hwy 410 over the pass, but this hike is on the Enumclaw side. 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. deep snow and fallen tress block your path, Views in every direction, Rainier on your right and Cascades in the left. This left turn is easy to miss as you zip along this trail. Drive 6 miles to the Noble Knob Trailhead at 5,700 ft. on the trail. Here’s what we’re looking forward to most as trailheads reopen. 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). 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. 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. Catch glimpses of Lost Lake to the west, and Twentyeight Mile Lake to the east. Mosquitos were out and hungry! It's a pretty little lake that I sometimes swim in on a hot day. Great hike to take your four legged friend. The trail was decent, I took the FS road 72 route. Follow the sign. not much for views but peace and quiet was there, very few people out. Nate and Jer Barnes. There's a lot of shaded areas preventing the last bit of snow melt. Noble Knob Area Topo Map. Description From the Corral Pass Trailhead, the trail moves into the trees along a mellow, winding singletrack and the … 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. Noble Knob, Washington topographic map and nearby trails. The summit of Noble Knob can be reached many different ways and many different directions. Turn left onto it, and pass several cabins. In fact, the total elevation gain is only about 500 feet along the 3.5 miles (each way) of the trail. Rainier National Park boundary, you've driven 1 mile too far. You've reached the knob! 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