Holder Ridge Trail

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Holder Ridge Trail is a 3.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Issaquah, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.8 miles
695 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



horseback riding

nature trips

trail running




wild flowers



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.

1 month ago

Quit complaining about horse poop. The horsemen have kept this as well as other Taylor mtn trails open. Also, it is Niro a dog leash trail. I’ve been to meetings about this. Almost too bad they improved the parking. It has way more traffic than it used to.

4 months ago

Nice easy hike, plenty of parking space and not very crowded trail.

rock climbing
4 months ago

Had a good time with old man Benjamin today. Great day for a walk in the woods.

4 months ago

This trail is a nice flowing trail run, zero view at the top. Chirico parking lot was full so here I was

4 months ago

we've never seen another person on the trail, very quiet. lots of horse poop. not bad though for a easy hike.

4 months ago

horseback riding
6 months ago

This is a great trail. Lots of horses on this so yes lots of poop. lovely pinic area ontop and place for the horses too.

6 months ago

It's hard to enjoy this hike when one has to repeatedly sidestep heaps and heaps of horse droppings scattered throughout this dusty trail.

7 months ago

Quiet, well marked trails.

9 months ago

It was a beautiful day and the trail was dry, certainly a steady upward climb for the first half of the trail, but nothing terribly steep. Momentary views of Mt. Rainier towards the top. Decent trail, just wish more of the side paths had better signage, had to keep checking the app.

scenic driving
9 months ago

Horse poop. As long as Chester doesn't eat it or roll in it I'm ok with it

11 months ago

Another doggy day. Did run into a town clown but after a mile all good

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Went up after fresh heavy snow. Couple of trees down over the trail but manageable.

trail running
Monday, January 09, 2017

too cold to cross the creek so we went back over the bridge towards the Y and headed parrell with the service road. hit a T in the road and went left to the top looped back around and came down service road when we got to the top 5mile trip ! perfect weather conditions today , horse poop but it was frozen.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

nice close day hike

Monday, September 05, 2016

Not a bad hike once you get into the woods. Too much time on roads for our taste.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Nice clear trail, good markings. Steady hike.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Good hike for beginners,instead of looping around and taking Road A, we went up and took road A to Road K, then down holder creek trail. Maps are available in the parking lot. Basically alone the whole hike. All the trails were well maintained besides holder creek trail. Holder creek trail hasn't been used in a while and it requires you to cross the creek (which is quiet wide). Still a fun hike for all skill levels and many wildflowers.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

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!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

I would rate this trail moderate. It has an almost steady although mostly mild incline all the way to the top. It was beautiful walking in the woods but not a great view at the top due to foliage. We went with my 6 year old and 3 year old and it was definitely too much for the three year old. He was carried 3/4 of the way. Also if you don't like snakes this is not the hike for you. We saw several garter snakes. Also wear shoes you don't mind getting horse poop on as this is also an equestrian trail. Over all though it was a good hike.

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