Monday, March 26, 2012

KUOW Hike of the Week- Taylor Mt

Taylor Mt is part of the King County Park system and is south of Issaquah and off the Issaquah-Hobart Rd just south of Highway 18. Trail is Holder Ridge (or called Holder Knob) is a short hike.
Photo below is taken last April of Trillium, photo by Alan Bauer

Check out Green Trails Maps for directions. Map for this week's trip is 204S. Click link below for complete list of maps.http://

Photo below is view to the west part way up Holder Ridge, photo by Michael Fagin
Photo below is at the top of the ridge looking towards Tiger Mt, photo by Michael Fagin

Photo below is view towards Mt. Rainier, photo by Alan Bauer

Photo below is of Maple trees, photo by Alan Bauer

Driving Directions: From I-90 take exit 17 (Front Street), and turn right (south) onto Front Street and continue south through Issaquah. Front Street becomes Issaquah-Hobart Road as you leave town. Continue south along this road to its junction with State Route 18. Cross under SR 18 and drive short distance and turn left into Taylor Mountain Forest, King County Parks. No fees required.

Trail Stats: Hike from lot to Holder Ridge Trail hike about 1.6 miles go to junction veer to left than go another .4 miles to the top. Thus the hike is 2 miles, about 500 foot gain to ridge top. Thus this is 4 miles roundtrip. However there are miles of trails that you can walk on trials and gated roads.
Map of Park
Directions are the best estimates that we have so please bring map and compass and or GPS.
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