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 Road A for 1.75 miles. Immediately after crossing Carey Creek, trail users will arrive at the beginning of the Sherwood Trail. After a short section along the creek, the trail trends upward gradually to level-out until it comes to an end at Road H. The Sherwood Trail also intersects with the Hermit Trail and can be combined with many others in the Taylor Mountain network to form a longer loop hike if desired.