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

Beginning at the Taylor Mountain parking lot, we will meander through a lovely forest, and on the Whiskey Still Trail. This will be a loop hike, sharing it with the horses! - This hike can apply toward your GoHike Series graduation!

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 970 ft
  • Pace: 1.5 mph - 2 mph

We will meet at the Taylor Mountain Parking Lot promptly at 9 am. 

Privy is available. Parking pass is not required here. 

Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/Z9cH4HmeRy73fVct9

Since there has been some changes to what we will be doing for this hike, it is now a partial loop. And because the elevation gain varies between applications, I've increased it to 900, but again, a margin of error is to be expected. We will hike and if the group feels like it's too much, we can always turn around and return to our cars. 

Hike is largely open. There is some forest canopy, but mostly not. 


Taylor Mountain

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

In addition to the 10 essentials, bring at least 32 oz of water. If it's sunny that day, be sure to bring a hat/sunscreen and sunglasses if being more in the open is cause for concern to you. 

Sturdy boots/shoes and poles if you'd like, but not required. 

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