This hike does have snow on it with about 50 to 60% coverage so you want to be comfortable with snow travel. This offers great views of Mt. Rainier and Mt. Stuart to the east. This trail should be snowfree in about 3 weeks or so. The hike is located off of Highway 410 and east of the town Greenwater.
|View of Mt. Stuart, from top @ Dennis Long|
|View towards south from the top|
|View of Rainier from top of Noble Knob|
|On the way up|
Trail Stats via short cut
4 miles round trip with starting elevation at 4888 feet and Noble Knob at 6011 feet
GPS waypoints: Trailhead: where we started along Rd 7222
N 47-03-55 W 121-30-06 (4,888 feet)
Note that as of 6-10-2014 snow blocks getting to the start of the trail as you now need to walk an extra mile or so. Another week or two road should be all melted out.
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