Two Taylor Mountain trail bridges checked off the ‘To Do’ list

Last week, King County Parks wrapped up construction on the project to install two new trail bridges at Taylor Mountain Forest.

Part of our effort to improve trail sustainability and protect the forest and salmon habitat, this work replaced old, undersized culverts along gravel maintenance roads that make up part of the park’s trail system.

Now that the project is completed, Carey Creek is able to flow naturally in its stream bed. This much-anticipated work is important for enhancing fish habitat, as well as for reconnecting the trail system, especially after last year’s storms washed out part of the trail.

The project, which took place from August to mid-October, required temporary closure of many trails leading into the construction work zone. The good news is those trails have now re-opened!

Head over to our Flickr album for the before-during-after photos and see the remarkable changes!

This construction project was funded by the voter-approved 2020-2025 King County Parks, Recreation, Trails, and Open Space Levy. Thanks for your support!

Taylor Trail Improvement Project

This work is the first part of several improvements we’ll be making to the trail network at Taylor Mountain as we work to make the trails sustainable for everyone who walks, runs, or rides at the park.

To learn what else is in store, read about the improvement project on our Taylor Mountain webpage and watch the video from our April 2021 virtual info session.

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2 thoughts on “Two Taylor Mountain trail bridges checked off the ‘To Do’ list

  1. I used your seeclickfix about a Taylor mtn trail issue and got a snarky remark that the trail in question is owned by a timber company. I do not think the person answering is a park employee and if it was, it was very un-professional. The fact that a long-established trail was basically made impassable by any organization should at least be given a responsible answer. It is a big deal to connect several loops that are available in that area and would benefit those of us that would like a little longer trail system in the area.

    1. Dear Ivan, thank you for reaching out to King County Parks and we’re sorry that you had a negative experience using out SeeClickFix app. We can assure you, the person who closed your ticket was not a Parks employee, and we have since turned off the function that allows other unauthorized users to close tickets. This should not be a problem going forward. In regards to the trail maintenance issue, the trail in question in the north section of Taylor Mountain continues out of Park boundaries. Unfortunately because it is outside our jurisdiction there is nothing we can do. If you email, we can send you an image with more details. We appreciate your feedback and please reach out if you have further questions.

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