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#58 of 90 state parks in California

Best trails in Samuel P. Taylor State Park

397 Reviews
Looking for a great trail in Samuel P. Taylor State Park, California? AllTrails has 9 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 4 easy trails in Samuel P. Taylor State Park ranging from 1.3 to 3.9 miles and from 118 to 380 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Situated in west Marin County, Samuel P. Taylor State Park boasts 2,700 acres of steep rolling hills, coast redwoods, and open grassland. The park has miles of trails and a well-maintained campground. The Day Use Annual Pass is accepted at this park.

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Map of trails in Samuel P. Taylor State Park
Park information
Acreage:
2700 acres
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - dusk
Tuesday
8:00 am - dusk
Wednesday
8:00 am - dusk
Thursday
8:00 am - dusk
Friday
8:00 am - dusk
Saturday
8:00 am - dusk
Sunday
8:00 am - dusk
Contact
415-488-9897
Helpful links
Top trails (9)
#1 - Barnabe Peak Loop via Barnabee Road and Cross Marin Trail
Samuel P. Taylor State Park
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Length: 7.7 mi • Est. 4 h 19 m
NOTE: As of September 2019, Bills Trail closed for maintenance. A morning hike up Barnabe Peak. This hike will take you through several vegetation zones and is a real wildflower treat in the early spShow more
#2 - Pioneer Tree Trail
Samuel P. Taylor State Park
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 59 m
NOTE: As of April 24, 2019 this trail is currently inaccessible to horses. Several trees are down on the trail but can be climbed over by hikers. Less than an hour's drive north from San Francisco, Show more
#3 - Bolinas Ridge Loop
Samuel P. Taylor State Park
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Length: 10.8 mi • Est. 5 h 21 m
Hike up to Bolinas Ridge from Cronin parking area, through gorgeous forests of tall redwoods and bay trees. At the top hike along the ridge towards Pt Reyes, through forests and meadows of cows with sShow more
#4 - Cross Marin Trail to Kent Lake
Samuel P. Taylor State Park
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Length: 9.5 mi • Est. 4 h 43 m
The paved Cross Marin Trail bike path runs about three miles through the park, beginning near the entrance of the park. The trail is nearly level and follows the old Northern Pacific Coast Railroad riShow more
#5 - Bill's Trail to Mount Barnabe Peak Loop
Samuel P. Taylor State Park
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 3 h 11 m
As of 5/15/19, Bill's Trail is still CLOSED. Hikers may take an alternate route to Barnabe Peak: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/barnabe-peak-loop-via-barnabee-road-and-cross-marin-trailShow more
#6 - Bolinas Ridge Loop from Orchard Loop Campgrounds
Samuel P. Taylor State Park
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 3 h 41 m
Bolinas Ridge Loop from Orchard Loop Campgrounds is a 7.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lagunitas, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trShow more
#7 - Cross Marin Trail
Samuel P. Taylor State Park
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 41 m
Cross Marin Trail is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lagunitas, California that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is good for all skill levels and offers a Show more
#8 - Ox Trail
Samuel P. Taylor State Park
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 38 m
The Ox Trail follows Lagunits Creek, and traverses towards the Redwood Grove Picnic Area, and also Wildcat Canyon A pleasant hike through redwood forestsShow more
#9 - Stairstep Falls Trail
Samuel P. Taylor State Park
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 9 m
Stairstep Falls Trail is a 2.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Nicasio, California that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hShow more