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


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…

Summer construction: We’re at work so you can play!


For most people in these here parts, summer means long days and cramming in more outdoor activities than you can shake a stick at. For us at King County Parks, summer has another meaning: construction! With such a short spell of hot, dry weather, we know that we’ve got to pack in as much activity…

Dog walking at Island Center Forest and Taylor Mountain


If you have a dog, you’ve probably realized by now that King County is full of fun places where dogs and their human companions can go and romp around in the outdoors.  Here at King County Parks, we love dogs (and their people).  In fact, our very own Marymoor Park, which features a 40-acre off-leash…

Taylor Mountain trip report WTA style


What’s not to love? Seriously folks there are some killer views along this trail so come have a look. In the meantime read up on what the Washington Trails Association had to say about their trip.