Pioneer Tree Trail

Samuel P. Taylor State Park, California

Distance1.6mi
Elevation Gain861ft
Trailhead Elevation136ft
Top294ft
Elevation Min/Max136/294ft
Elevation Start/End136/136ft

Pioneer Tree Trail

Pioneer Tree Trail is a hiking trail in Marin County, California. It is within Samuel P. Taylor State Park. It is 1.6 miles long and begins at 136 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 861 feet. 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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"A pamphlet available at the ranger station tells you about the plants and animals on this short interpretive trail. To reach the trail from the ranger station, follow the road across the bridge over Lagunitas Creek and go left to the Redwood Group Picnic Area (parking available here). Just beyond the fire-road gate, pick up the Pioneer Trail where it begins to climb gently along Wildcat Creek. The trail winds through the redwood forest, flanked by tanbark oak, hazelnut, and ferns. Look for the interpretive signposts about redwoods, fire, the pioneer tree, and forest ecology in the guide. Watch for poison oak." Read more
Hiking Marin: 141 Great Hikes in Marin County (Marin Press LLC)
Don & Kay Martin
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"This is a relatively easy hike that features the magnificent redwood forest of Samuel P. Taylor State Park with the Pioneer Tree. Some poison oak and traffic noise." Read more

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Samuel P. Taylor State Park
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Dec 2018