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.