Gobblers Knob

Salt Lake City

Wasatch Backcountry

The trail up Gobblers Knob is a Wasatch classic that offers moderate hiking through aspen groves and into the open alpine.

Hiking Difficult

Distance
11 km
Ascent
927 m
Descent
927 m
Duration
4-5 hrs
Low Point
2.2 km
High Point
3.1 km
Gradient
16˚
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Description

Gobblers Knob is an 8 mile long round trip hike with a gain of over 3,000 feet in elevation. It starts at the Butler Fork trailhead and works its way through some lovely aspen groves as it gains a fair amount of elevation. Once it gains the ridge it then traverses into the upper valley where you'll be able to view the peak. The long and easy contouring ends in the saddle between Mount Raymond and Gobblers Knob, Bakers Pass. From here the summit ridge is gained and followed all the way to the top with some steep rocky trail before reaching the top. The summit is large and rounded with excellent views into Millcreek and looking back across at the rugged central peaks.

The trail follows the creek along the bottom of a steep gully for the first section. There is a steep climb to exit the gully. From here you'll cross a bridge and head into the pine forest. Shortly after you'll encounter a signed fork in the trail. Continue on the left (west) branch and you'll switch back through the lovely aspen grove until you reach the ridge near Circle Awl Peak. Another intersection will come up shortly, continue to the left and you'll contour the upper valley and Mount Raymond will be visible to the west. This contouring trail takes you to Baker Pass, the saddle between Gobblers Knob and Mount Raymond. Take the right branch (west) and continue up the well marked trail. The trail becomes a bit rocky and steeper for the last several hundred feet.

Difficulty

Difficult

Hiking trails where obstacles such as rocks or roots are prevalent. Some obstacles can require care to step over or around. At times, the trail can be worn and eroded. The grade of the trail is generally quite steep, and can often lead to strenuous hiking.

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