Barnabe Road

Samuel P. Taylor State Park, California

Elevation Gain2,520ft
Trailhead Elevation178ft
Elevation Min/Max178/1425ft
Elevation Start/End178/178ft

Barnabe Road

Barnabe Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Marin County, California. It is within Samuel P. Taylor State Park. It is 3.2 miles long and begins at 178 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,520 feet. Barnabe Mountain (elevation 1,391 feet) can be seen along the trail. The trail ends near the Taylors Grave Site (elevation 358 feet) grave yard. This trail connects with the following: Cross Marin Trail.

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Point Reyes: The Complete Guide to the National Seashore and Surrounding Area (Wilderness Press)
Jessica Lage
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"From the 1466-foot vantage point atop Barnabe Mountain, clear days allow views of Tomales Bay in the north all the way to Mt. Diablo in the south. Shaded, gradual switchbacks comprise the first half of this route; after an abrupt but brief push to the summit, your return route descends steeply to the redwood forest along Lagunitas Creek."
Best Hikes with Dogs: Bay Area & Beyond (The Mountaineers Books)
Thom Gabrukiewicz
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"Your destination is the rugged stone lookout on Barnabe Peak. As the trail ascends, you’ll get a good look at Bolinas Ridge and San Geronimo Ridge. Once you make the top, stop to rest and take in the sweeping, 360-degree views before heading back to your car. Just before settling back into the shade of the bay laurel, take a left at a signed trail junction to check out the gravesite of mill owner and miner Samuel P. Taylor. Back on the trail, you’ll hook up with the Devils Gulch Fire Road and make your way out to the asphalt trail."
Hiking Marin: 141 Great Hikes in Marin County (Marin Press LLC)
Don & Kay Martin
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"This hike climbs out of the redwoods of Samuel P. Taylor State Park and up along the southern ridge of Mt. Barnabe to offer great views of central Marin. Some bicycles and traffic noise."

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Trail Information

Samuel P. Taylor State Park
Nearby City
Samuel P. Taylor State Park
Skill Level
Point Reyes National Seashore
Local Contacts
USGS San Geronimo
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