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 along Road A for 1.1 miles. After this warm-up you will arrive at the official start to the Holder Knob Trail. From here, the path will narrow down to a proper trail as you begin climbing to the top. Because this is a loop hike, the top is not the end. Carry on as the trail curves around this high point and delivers you back down to Road A where you can either make your way back to the Trailhead or connect up with other trails on Taylor Mountain.