Samuel P. Taylor State Park is east of Point Reyes National Seashore in Marin County. Those who stop to explore it will find that the state park has a lot to recommend it. At low elevations along Lagunitas Creek the park features camping, redwood groves and a winter spawning run of Coho Salmon. Hiking trails continue up the flanks of Mount Barnabe through a beautiful Douglas Fir forest carpeted with abundant ferns. The views from the top of Mount Barnabe are quite spectacular.
Driving Directions and Hiking Trail Map
- Samuel P. Taylor State Park in California - MapQuest
- Samuel P. Taylor State Park Brochure with trails map - California State Parks
Trails and Hiking Trip Reports
- Bay Area Hiker: Samuel P. Taylor State Park
- Barnabe Peak, Samuel P. Taylor State Park, Marin County - Ed Batista
- Samuel P. Taylor State Park hiking - BRT Insights
- Hiking and Biking in Samuel P. Taylor State Park - Mill Valley Patch
- Samuel P Taylor State Park - gurmeet.net
- Samuel P Taylor State Park hiking trip - EveryTrail
- Cole's trail tales - Devil's Gulch , Stairstep Falls - SP Taylor St Pk
- Samuel P. Taylor State Park - redwoodhikes
- Wildflower trails of SF Bay Area - Samuel P. Taylor State Park
- Samuel Taylor State Park - sfboater
- Bay Area Ridge Trail - GGNRA and SP Taylor State Park
- Mt. Barnabe Fire Lookout
Coho Salmon Spawning in Lagunitas Creek & San Geronimo Creek
- California Coho Salmon In Dire Straits - Bay Nature 23dec2010
- Coho Salmon in West Marin - Bay Nature. "The largest remaining run of Central California coho is found in the Bay Area, in Marin County's Lagunitas watershed."
- Salmon Protection And Watershed Network. "SPAWN, the Salmon Protection And Watershed Network works to protect (the) endangered salmon in the Lagunitas Watershed and the environment on which we all depend."
- Coho Salmon Winter Spawning Run in Lagunitas Creek - BRT Insights.
- Salmon spawning in San Geronimo Creek - video by Brad Lakritz 2007
- Wilderness Arts and Literacy Collaborative - salmon poetry at SP Taylor State Park
- Coho Salmon Crisis in the Central California Coast ESU - EcoViz Wiki 2010.
- Very large decline in Marin coho salmon - fishbio.com 2011.
- Coho salmon spawning in San Geronimo Creek video - 23dec2009.
- Marin County - Fishery Network of the Central California Coastal Counties.
Photos and Videos
- Samuel P. Taylor State Park - Google Images Search
- Samuel P. Taylor State Park - Google Videos Search
- Photo VR Scenes in Samuel P. Taylor State Park - Erik Goetze
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