Pioneer Tree Trail

EASY 32 reviews

Pioneer Tree Trail is a 2.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Point Reyes Station, California that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options.

DISTANCE
2.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
226 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Less than an hour's drive north from San Francisco, the 2,882 acres of Samuel P. Taylor State Park is within easy driving distance of some of northern California's most dramatic outdoor scenery. The park features a unique contrast of coastal redwood groves and open grassland. The park also features a variety of flowers and trees, including oak, tanoak, madrone, live oak, laurel and Douglas fir. California native wildflowers include buttercups, milkmaids, and Indian paintbrush. The most common animal in the park is the black-tailed deer. There are also raccoons, striped skunks and gray foxes. Silver salmon and steelhead trout migrate up Papermill Creek to spawn.

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20 days ago

Incredibly peaceful hike through imperial redwoods at the Lagunitas creek valley floor and then ascends past small tributary creeks to reach Douglas firs in the upper canopy. The hike is lightly trafficked and presents lots of great views. The hike culminates when it reaches Pioneer Tree - perhaps the only old growth Redwood left in the park. Unexpectedly great winter hike.

4 months ago

Nice hike, super easy. a couple of downed trees at the start that are a little tricky to get through but smooth sailing afterwards.

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful and easy stroll among redwood. The leisurely walk took us about 2 hours with us pausing many times to capture beautiful scenery on our phones.

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10 months ago

Quite muddy at the moment, but that makes it nice and secluded. Lush, short hike.

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Beautiful tree hike in a peaceful setting that was done back in 2010 and again a year later

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

What was supposed to be a 2-mile hike ballooned into a 6-mile one when I decided to follow an unmarked trail that veered off and up a mountain. After a long and steady uphill climb I emerged into an exceptionally beautiful field and connected with the Bolinas Ridge Fire Road. I wish I'd brought a picnic!

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