GoHike Hiking Trip - 2-5 miles, up to 750 feet gain - Taylor Mountain

Field trip: GoHike: Beginner Hiking Series

GoHike Hiking Trip - 2-5 miles, up to 750 feet gain - Taylor Mountain

The Hermit Trail meanders 4.5 miles roundtrip with a 750 foot total gain through the forest on the Eastern edge of Taylor Mountain Forest. This hike can apply toward your GoHike Series graduation!

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  • Easy+
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 4.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 750 ft
  • Pace: 1.5 mph

We will meet at the Taylor Mountain Hermit trailhead at 8 am. 

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. 

The leader will provide details here about the route, pace, necessary gear and preparation for this hike.


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