CHS 1 Hike

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Taylor Mountain—Holder Knob Loop

A good, short day hike with the best views on Taylor Mountain and wildflowers. CHS hike led at a CHS 1 pace (1.5-2.0 mph)

  • Easy
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 4.7 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 750 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2.0 mph

Meet at 8:30 am at Taylor Mountain Forest trailhead, 13201 Squak Mountain Rd SE, Issaquah, WA 98027.  It is southeast of Tiger Mountain, south of I-90 and east of SR 18, between Hobart and North Bend.  Car pool options will be in the Hello Hiker  letter.

This is a “lasso loop” route which ascends the Holder Ridge Trail to reach Holder Knob Trail, loops around the Holder Knob trail back to the Holder Ridge Trail.

The trail is mixed use with the  possibility of horsees.  Hence the earlier start.


Taylor Mountain

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Ten Essential Systems

  1. Navigation (map & compass)
  2. Sun protection (sunglasses & sunscreen)
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination (headlamp/flashlight)
  5. First-aid supplies
  6. Fire (waterproof matches/lighter/candle)
  7. Repair kit and tools
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter (tent/plastic tube tent/garbage bag)
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