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Taylor Mountain - Holder Ridge Trail

Issaquah Alps > Taylor Mountain
47.4326, -121.9708 Map & Directions
1.57 miles, one-way
Elevation Gain
425 feet
Highest Point
900 feet
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The trails on Taylor Mountain are marked by signs like these. Photo by Kimlich. Full-size image
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Cross over two small creeks as you make your way up and over Holder Ridge. Continue reading

  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage

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Hiking Taylor Mountain - Holder Ridge 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.  

The Holder Ridge Trail starts at the parking lot and quickly crosses a small creek. Soon you will come to a junction where the Holder Creek Trail splits off to the left. Stay right and begin ascending the flanks of Holder Ridge. After some meandering, the trail crests the ridge and drops a couple hundred feet to another creek crossing. From here, the trail gently traverses a second slope, eventually coming to an end at its intersection with the Holder Knob trail. At this point hikers can either head back the way they came or continue exploring the many trails on Taylor Mountain.

Taylor Mountain - Holder Ridge Trail

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 47.4326, -121.9708 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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