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Taylor Mountain - Boot Trail

Issaquah Alps > Taylor Mountain
47.5072, -121.8802 Map & Directions
4.5 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
200 feet
Highest Point
950 feet
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Mushroom at Taylor Mountain. Photo by ehiker. Full-size image
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage

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On the south side of Taylor Mountain, this trail gains a couple hundred feet as it curves through the forest above Carey Creek. Continue reading

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Hiking Taylor Mountain - Boot Trail

Taylor Mountain is a newer addition to the King County Parks system, standing out for its intersecting network of narrow trails and wide roads, and for its history of different land use practices. Between the 1880s and 1970s, the forest was repeatedly logged, and even hosted 15 miles of railroad and a handful of sawmills. Currently, it is a Forest Stewardship Council certified working forest, emphasizing sustainable management practices as well as recreation for hikers, mountain bike riders, and horseback riders.  

From the Trailhead at SE 188th St, walk Road A for 1.1 miles then head south on the Whiskey Still Trail for 0.5 miles to the junction with the Boot Trail.  On the South side of Taylor Mountain, this trail gains a couple hundred feet as it curves through the forest above Carey Creek. The Boot Trail offers countless opportunities to connect with many other trails in the park.

Taylor Mountain - Boot Trail

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 47.5072, -121.8802 Open in Google Maps

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WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

From I-90, take exit 25 and head south on highway 18. Take the exit for Issaquah-Hobart Road and turn south on Issaquah-Hobart Road. After 0.5 miles pull into the Taylor Mountain Trailhead on your left. The parking area can hold 25 trucks with horse trailers and 25 standard vehicles, bathroom on site.  

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