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Taylor Mountain - Mount Beaver Trail

Issaquah Alps > Taylor Mountain
47.4148, -121.9257 Map & Directions
1.84 miles, one-way
Elevation Gain
150 feet
Highest Point
800 feet
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Mushroom on Taylor Mountain. Photo by ehiker. Full-size image
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Wander along this forested slope above Carey Creek in the southern portion of the Taylor Mountain Forest. Continue reading

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  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage
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Hiking Taylor Mountain - Mount Beaver 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, walk the Carey Creek Trail for 1.26 miles until it meets up with the Mount Beaver Trail. Once on the Mount Beaver Trail, hikers will begin a gentle climb up and away from Carey Creek. After 0.58 miles, the Mount Beaver Trail will end at the junction with the Boot Trail, giving hikers many options of continuing their hike into other parts of Taylor Mountain. 

Taylor Mountain - Mount Beaver Trail

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 47.4148, -121.9257 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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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 1.6 miles, turn east on SE 208th St. After two miles, you will arrive at the Trailhead. Use the gravel pull-outs on either side of the road to park. Be courteous to horseback riders by leaving room for horse trailers. Please do not block the gates. 

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Taylor Mountain Forest Map

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