The day hike to Gobblers Knob is 7 miles to Round Pass up the west side road near the Nisqually entrance of the park. (road is closed due to flood damage years ago) Then from Round Pass it is another 2.6 on the trail to the fire lookout at Gobblers Knob. A park ranger told me there would be very little snow where I was going so I left my snow-shoes in the car. The ranger was wrong and I ended up hiking a total of 14 miles in the snow wearing tennis shoes. All 19 miles were well worth it as you can see from the picture.