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Taylor Mountain - Sherwood Trail

Issaquah Alps


Issaquah Alps -- Taylor Mountain
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5.0 miles, roundtrip


Gain: 250 ft.
Highest Point: 1250 ft.


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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, 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

Co-ordinates: 47.4326, -121.9712 Open map in new window


Issaquah Alps -- Taylor Mountain

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Guidebooks & Maps

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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, 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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Taylor Mountain - Sherwood Trail

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