Noble Knob Tr1184

3D view of Noble Knob Trail #1184

Overall: 7

Aerobic: 6

Technical: 5

Steepness: 5

Flow: 7

Singletrack: 100%

Although Noble Knob Tr1184 is typically used as an access trail for Ranger Creek Tr1197 or Palisades Tr1198, a Dalles Rdg Tr1173 to Noble Knob Tr1184 OAB ridgeline ride offers great views of the surrounding area and plenty of terrain variety along the way.

Type

OAB

Length

Avg: 11mi

Ascent

Intense

Elevation Change

TH:5400'
Avg Ascent:3500'

Ascent Incline

7%

Duration

Avg:3 hr

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White River Trails

About 1.5hrs from downtown Seattle, the White River area trails are extremely popular...and happen to also cover some great terrain.

Skookum Flats Tr1194 can be ridden nearly all year, although the glacial water flow of the White River demands some thermal protection most of the year. The higher elevation trails become available when the snow melts (April-July).

The other major rides in the area are Crystal Mt Tr1163, Noble Knob Tr1184, Palisades Tr1198, Ranger Cr Tr1197 and Suntop Tr1183.

Noble Knob Tr1184 can be combined with Deep Cr Tr1196 as a 10mi (4400' ascent) CCW loop, requiring either a shuttle or a 4.8mi, FR7174 3300' ascent.

Deep Cr Tr1196 starts with rooty waterbars and a rutted trail surface which eases into smooth singletrack.

Directions: Dalles Ridge TH access: SR410E 20.3mi from Enumclaw to FR70 (Greenwater Rd). Go left onto FR70, then go 5.6mi to FR7200 (Twenty-Eight Mile Rd). Go right onto FR7200, then go 8.3mi to FR7250 (Alt: go 4mi further on SR410 to FR72 and go 7mi to FR7250). Go right onto FR7250, then go 2.1mi to FR210, then .5mi to TH. View Larger Map. No Map?.

Dalles Ridge, Ranger Creek, Deep Creek, George Lake, Noble Knob Trails Topo Map

OAB Directions

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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 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).
  • 2.6mi: Ride another mile north on Noble Knob Tr1184 (before it descends to the northern TH), or just head East towards Corral Pass.
  • 3.7mi: Pass the Deep Cr Tr1196 intersection at 3.7mi, then pass Mutton Mt at 4.6mi.
  • 6mi: Reach the Coral Pass campground. Turn around, then go right at the T and ride on to Mutton Mountain, then back to the Dalles Ridge Tr1173 TH.

 

 

 

Norse Peak Wilderness Hiking

The Greenwater Lakes Tr1176 TH and the Corral Pass CG serve as the north and south trailheads for a section of Norse Peak Wilderness, over to the Pacific Crest Tr2000-I.

Naches Tr1175 is open to biking from FR7065 to the Naches Pass, and (along with Pyramid Peak Tr941) leads to the Bear Creek Tr943 ride.

Greenwater Lakes Tr1176 is the main N-S trail, along with Pacific Crest Tr2000-I, with Maggie Creek Tr1186, Arch Rock Tr1187, Tin Shack Tr1165 and Castle Mountain Tr1188 connections to the PCT.

The unmaintained Maggie Creek Tr1186 can be a navigational and hiking challenge, with a hazardous Greenwater River crossing near the intersection with Greenwater Lakes Tr1176. These trails all venture through old-growth timber, with very steep grades on the ascent options to the PCT ridgeline.

Trail Index

This Ride

Dalles Ridge Trail 1173, Deep Creek Trail 1196, Noble Knob Trail 1184, Palisades Trail 1198, Ranger Creek Trail 1197

Hiking

Arch Rock Trail 1187, Castle Mountain Trail 1188, George Lake Trail 1184.1, Greenwater Lakes Trail 1176, Lost Lake Trail 1185, Maggie Creek Trail 1186, Naches Trail 1175, Pacific Crest Tr2000-I, Rainier View Trail 1155, Tin Shack Trail 1165

Campgrounds

The Dalles Campground, Silver Springs Campground, Corral Pass Campground, White River Campground

 

Trail Rankings

Ranking consistently applied to all of the listed trails.

  • Overall Rating: Ride quality and challenge
  • Aerobic: Ascent challenge
  • Technical Difficulty: Terrain challenge
  • Steepness: Average incline
  • Flow: Uninterrupted riding
  • Elevation Change: Total elevation gain
  • Ride Difficulty: Terrain challenge

 

 

 

 

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