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Taylor Mountain - Mount Beaver Trail

Issaquah Alps


Issaquah Alps -- Taylor Mountain
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1.84 miles, one-way


Gain: 150 ft.
Highest Point: 800 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 the Carey Creek Trail for 1.26 miles until it meets up with the Mount Beaver Trail. Once on the Mount Beaver Trail, hikers will begin a gentle climb up and away from Carey Creek. After 0.58 miles, the Mount Beaver Trail will end at the junction with the Boot Trail, giving hikers many options of continuing their hike into other parts of Taylor Mountain. 


Taylor Mountain - Mount Beaver Trail

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 47.4148, -121.9257 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 1.6 miles, turn east on SE 208th St. After two miles, you will arrive at the Trailhead. Use the gravel pull-outs on either side of the road to park. Be courteous to horseback riders by leaving room for horse trailers. Please do not block the gates. 


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