Taylor Mountain parking lot closed from October through December for expansion.

Taylor backcountry trails

Taylor Mountain Forest is growing in popularity as a destination for hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians – and King County Parks is expanding the parking lot in order to accommodate a greater number of visitors.

The parking lot and primary access point to this 1,800-acre working forest that lies between North Bend and Hobart will be closed from October through December while a work crew makes improvements.

Located near the intersection of Southeast 188th Street and 276th Avenue Southeast, the parking lot will have enough room to accommodate a total of 30 cars and 25 trailers once work is completed.

During construction, riders and hikers can access Taylor Mountain Forest at the Holder Ridge trailhead, 150 yards north of the parking lot. Limited parking will also be available along 276th Avenue Southeast.

Click here for more information on the construction and the forest stewardship plan.

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