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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  • 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 »
  • My husband and I had a wonderful time under the stars camping here. There was hiking, running water for drinking water and toliets, showers, wood for purchase, nice man to help us. It was a great... 
    My husband and I had a wonderful time under the stars camping here. There was hiking, running water for drinking water and toliets, showers, wood for purchase, nice man to help us. It was a great...  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.

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