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Samuel P. Taylor State Park

P.O. Box 251, Lagunitas, CA 94938
415-488-9897
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Lagunitas
Type: State Parks
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Millis, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I used to live in San Rafael and always enjoyed coming out here. Numerous hiking trails and a really cool campground/picnic area among the Redwoods. I enjoy the Pioneer Tree trail. A relatively short and easy hike among a cool grove of Redwoods.

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Corvallis, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The small state park West of Fairfax is a real gem for those that wish to take a short hike or have a picnic in the redwoods. We took the Pioneer Tree Trail. This is a short hike of around two miles with little elevation gain. The large redwoods and douglas firs were very dramatic. You do have to watch... More

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San Francisco, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We love this place as it is so close to San Francisco but seems like a far away place once you are there. We have camped, hiked and biked on numerous occasions. The best is biking in as you are more assured to get a camping spot. This is a gem is the CA state park system.

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California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

OOhh boy.....Samuel P. Taylor State Park. Let's begin with the positives - this is a park situated just outside of Golden Gate NRA and Point Reyes National Seashore. Set into the redwoods along Lagunitas (Papermill) creek, this campground is teaming with plant and animal life so much that you could easily take an afternoon and simply walk around the campsite... More

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San Jose, California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
7 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I'd never have guessed that this was this close to the city. Quiet, big trees, and great trails. Easy hike and stunning things to see along the way. Worth the trip.

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Danville, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Love this beautiful local gem ... within an easy 1-1/2 drive from most of the Bay Area. It is just far enough away that you feel like you've left the bustle of your daily life without having to travel too far, and you're still within a 5 minute drive of civilization (defined as shops and restaurants). There is also direct... More

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California
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116 reviews 116 reviews
34 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Spent a couple of glorious hours here on a short walk along Lagunitas Creek. You need to pay for day use at the State Park, $7 for seniors and $8 regular, a bargain. I was blessed with wonderful weather. It was sunny and cool, just right for walking. I parked in the picnic area near the entrance gate, walked across... More

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Fairfield, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

We have been going to this park for 40 years. Tucked across the Golden Gate Bridge, behind Mt Tam. Around the back side of Stenson beach lies this beautiful state park. It is off highway 101 and you take Sir Francis Drake Blvd and follow it all the way through Ross and a few more towns, about 6 to 10... More

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San Jose, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Absolutely terrific place. The tall trees with hollows inside make outstanding natural playground for kids. The tables are wide and comfortable, the grills function perfectly. There is no need to drive for a length to find a table after the entrance to the park. A great place to have an oyster meal after purchasing the oysters in the farms around.... More

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Union City, California
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6 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We stayed at Camp Taylor at the Creekside Loop (tents only),Site 15, with our 12 yr old, 3 yr old, and our special needs 9 yr old daughter. We had a wonderful time. Although Site 15 was smaller than expected and in full sun, it was right downhill from the bathrooms and showers, which was perfect for our newly potty... More

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