Cross Marin Trail

Samuel P. Taylor State Park, California

Distance4.2mi
Elevation Gain254ft
Trailhead Elevation128ft
Top130ft
Elevation Min/Max78/130ft
Elevation Start/End128/128ft
Cross Marin Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Marin County, California. It is within Samuel P. Taylor State Park. It is 4.2 miles long and begins at 128 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 254 feet. The Irving Goup Picnic Area picnic site can be seen along the trail. There is also parking along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Marie Dhority Bridge, Pioneer Tree Trail, Barnabe Road and Jewell.

Cross Marin Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"The paved Cross Marin Trail that snakes through Samuel P. Taylor State Park is a level, creekside route, perfect for a family bike outing. From the campground at the main park entrance to the Platform Bridge in Tocaloma, the paved trail follows the route of the North Pacific Coast Railroad that ran from Sausalito to Cazadero, in the heart of the North Coast timber country."

"Paved, flat, and shaded by redwoods, the Cross Marin Trail is perfect for a family outing. The riparian habitat that flourishes along Lagunitas Creek envelopes the northern reaches of the Cross Marin Trail so completely that travelers seldom glimpse any of the surrounding terrain—the rolling pasturelands roamed by dairy cows, the nearby highway, sometimes the creek itself. The route is flat, paved, and easy, set upon the former bed of the Northern Pacific Railroad, which boosted the paper milling enterprise of Samuel Penfield Taylor, for whom the nearby state park is named."

Cross Marin Trail Reviews

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5/14/2007
Nice trail! Directions to trailhead were good. Parking easy. Level, non-trafficked path through forest, good markers. Great for families of all ages. Not easy to find level, paved paths in this area that have no car traffic.
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Jun 2018