Holder Ridge Trail is a 3.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Issaquah, WA that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and horses and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Trail begins across the forest road from the parking lot. Easy hike shared with horses and bikes with a few views along the way. Fairly well maintained but some muddy spots.
Easy hike overall, I would recommend to anyone who is looking to get themselves and/or their family some fresh air outside. The ridge got muddy when it rained but the trail is mostly shaded by the tree canopies. Limited views of surrounding areas. There was plenty of signs to guide us through all the different forks. My group saw lots of varying wild flowers, snails, and slugs. Not crowded for a weekend so it was nice and quiet for the most part. I could easily do this hike again with friends!
Easy hike to the ridge; not much to see except a few breaks in the trees of some nice fall color. Quite a few riders use this trail so frequent horse droppings to side step. Very peaceful due to light travel.