Samuel P. Taylor State Park, Lagunitas

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Samuel P. Taylor State Park is a state park located in Marin County, California. It contains approximately 2,700 acres (11 km2) of redwood forest and grassland. The park contains about 600 acres (2.4 km2) of old-growth forest, some of which can be seen along the Pioneer Tree Trail.
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  • the cabins are great, however there are no mattresses provided.. pic's on TA are from 2014..Bring sleeping pad/s.. 
    the cabins are great, however there are no mattresses provided.. pic's on TA are from 2014..Bring sleeping pad/s..  more »
  • This review is for the campground. It is extremely noisy!! Generator city plus the campsites are too close together. I could hear the guy in the next site over snoring. This seems to be a party... 
    This review is for the campground. It is extremely noisy!! Generator city plus the campsites are too close together. I could hear the guy in the next site over snoring. This seems to be a party...  more »
  • Beautiful and lush smaller park. Great for a smaller hike- we did a total of 3 mile walk. It was beautiful and relatively quiet. 
    Beautiful and lush smaller park. Great for a smaller hike- we did a total of 3 mile walk. It was beautiful and relatively quiet.  more »
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  • A great place to view a variety of red caps and other mushrooms in the spring. Towering redwoods and a nice, open trail along Salmon Creek. Campsites and firewood for sale. A lovely deli near by with yummy sandwiches, other deli foods, wine and groceries. Campsites can get pretty booked during the summer, but if you book ahead it isn't impossible to book a spot. And during the spring and fall you don't need to book well in advance. Lots of picnic benches for day outings and ample parking. On-site firewood for sale. The hiking trails offer a meditative flat trail for easy long walks (I've seen someone with an electric mobile chair on this trail, so it's accessible in this way) and some uphill trails. Great for mountain biking. $8.00 for a day pass but free with Golden Gate State Park pass. This is honestly one of my favorite places to hike and camp.
  • Great paved bike trails (Cross Marin Trail) accessible from Azalea, the day use/picnic area. It’s quite crowded on weekends especially warm summer days. Towering redwood trees make the picnic area all shaded and cool. There are about 6 bike & hike campsites that can be used without camping reservations as a walk-up which has been moved from site 1 (H/B) at Creekside to site 26 at Orchard Hill temporally (2022). Regular campsite are very hard to come by and no walk ups hardly ever available in summer weekends. Dogs on leash are allowed. Some inexperienced campers are far too loud late into the night without following Quite Hours rule (loud at 1 am!). So be prepared to deal with some patrons who may not fully read quiet hours posted at the park or leaflet. Most campers will be quiet once you’d approach them about the rule that’s written on the paper map given out when you check at the kiosk.
  • This is a nice state park. I went here and was satisfied with my experience. When you get into this state park, you can park your car at a picnic area surrounded by redwoods or take your car to a campground. The picnic area is near a creek, and on the other side of the creek are some hiking trails. I went on the Pioneer trail, which was very nice. It went through a forest of giant redwoods and up a mountain. I only saw a group of six in this trail, which was pretty cool. I’m pretty sure this trail is a loop, but I had to get to Point Bonita Lighthouse, so I had to turn around because I didn’t have time to complete it. I gave this state park five stars because it has a lot of cool redwoods and hiking trails.
  • Beautiful Park with lots of quiet and peaceful places to explore. Everything around us sounded like it was from a Sleepsound...Alexa, play Forest Birds and babbling brook.
  • Excellent place, can be busy during weekends.Phone coverage is good, restrooms, nice barbecue areas.

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