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Taylor Mountain - Sherwood Trail

Issaquah Alps > Taylor Mountain
47.4326, -121.9712 Map & Directions
Length
5.0 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
250 feet
Highest Point
1250 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Easy/Moderate
Mushrooms on Taylor Mountain. Photo by ehiker. Full-size image
  • Wildlife
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

Starting out along Carey Creek, the Sherwood Trail climbs to a high point on the eastern edge of Taylor Mountain. Continue reading

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Hiking Taylor Mountain - Sherwood 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 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.

Taylor Mountain - Sherwood Trail

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.4326, -121.9712 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

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 0.5 miles, turn 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.  

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Trailhead

Issaquah Alps > Taylor Mountain

King County Parks

Guidebooks & Maps

King County

Taylor Mountain Forest Map

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Taylor Mountain - Sherwood Trail

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