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A great loop hike through the Taylor Mountain Forest with a mix of singletrack and forest roads.


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11.6

Miles

18.7

KM

Loop

1,565' 477 m

High

552' 168 m

Low

1,678' 511 m

Up

1,676' 511 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

33%

Max Grade (18°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Wildflowers

Family Friendly The full loop is rather long, but no part is too difficult.

Overview

A 'wake up' river crossing at mile 1 ensures you get wet and cool to start. The majority of the route is well shaded, and all of the trails are easy to follow. Watch out for bikers and horseback riders.

Description

Start off on the Holder Creek Trail crossing the river at about 1 mile (obvious crossing) before ascending up to Road K. Continue on Road K for 0.6 miles before turning left onto Road I. Road I dead ends into Beaver Pond/Road A. Turn left onto Hermit and then right onto Road H to loop back to the same intersection.

At the intersection make a left this time onto the other portion of Hermit to Sherwood Trail. Enjoy the long smooth downhill along Road G passing the south parking lot and joining the Carey Creek Trail. Then turn right onto Mt. Beaver Trail followed by a left on Boot Trail. Continue onto Whiskey Still and then Holder Ridge Trail to meander back to the parking area.

Contacts

Shared By:

Vikram Sahney with improvements by Delfino C

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Photos

Wildlife is a bit hidden on Taylor Mountain, but beautiful when you find it
Sep 26, 2018 near Hobart, WA
An opening with a picnic table about a fourth of the way up the mountain
Dec 3, 2018 near Hobart, WA
These heart-shaped flowers are bountiful along the creek trail.
Jun 9, 2019 near Hobart, WA
Taylor Mountain is mostly green and orange-brown in the Autumn; mostly, because it does at least have this one mushroom
Nov 24, 2019 near Hobart, WA
Still cold out, but buds are starting to open
Feb 18, 2020 near Hobart, WA
Trail running through the Taylor Mountain Forest (Photo Credit: Evergreen Trail Runs)
Jul 5, 2018 near Hobart, WA

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