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Taylor Mountain - Boot Trail

Issaquah Alps

Location

Issaquah Alps -- Taylor Mountain
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Length

4.5 miles, roundtrip

Elevation

Gain: 200 ft.
Highest Point: 950 ft.

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

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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

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.5072, -121.8802 Open map in new window

Trailhead

Issaquah Alps -- Taylor Mountain

King County Parks

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Guidebooks & Maps

King County

Taylor Mountain Forest Map

Buy the Green TrailsTiger Mountain No. 204S map

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.  

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

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