Hike at Samuel Taylor State Park [Barnabe Peak]

  • January 5, 2014 · 11:00 AM

Hi all,
This will be about 8 mile moderate hike at this beautiful place. The Barnabe peak has one of the best views in marin.

Hike highlights: redwoods forests, creek, views and fun people.

Bring water, lunch and something to share if you like [remember, tastier snacks get you more friends ;)]
We'll have lunch at an overlook just after coming to an opening on top of Bills trail. This is one of my favorite lunch spots :)
Again, try to bring a blanket or something to sit on as the grass may be dry and prickly :).

Meet near the Park ranger station at 11:00AM. There is a $6 or $8 entrance fee I think.
Or you can park outside and walk in if you don't want to pay.

Directions:

From SF, cross the golden gate bridge and keep on 101 North.

Near San Rafael, take the exit for 'san anselmo' which curves left and takes you to Sir Francis Drake blvd.

Keep on Sir Francis Drake blvd for about 15 miles until you see the sign to the entrance of 'Samuel P Taylor State Park' [camping, picknicking sign][on the left after the town of Lagunitas].

You can pay the fee [$6 I think] and park inside the park or park on the roadside parking and walk.

We'll meet near the restrooms on the left a bit further down the road from the ranger station [just before the bridge].

Approximate GPS coordinates for the park turn off: N[masked] W[masked]

From eastbay, take 580 bridge and take 'Sir Francis Drake blvd' exit and follow the directions above.

TRAIL MAP

Dogs are not allowed on the trails :(

Note: Please wait at the intersections if you are not sure which way to go.

As usual, after the hike, we can go somewhere for food and drinks :)

See u soon! :)

Disclaimer: Its your own responsibility to look after yourself on the hike if u decide to join us. You assume all the risks including sharing my food ;)

As usual, since meetup has removed the 'maybe' option, if you are not sure, feel free to rsvp as 'yes' and indicate 'maybe'. Does not matter if you say yes and not show up :)

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  • Charles

    Great hike, to-die-for weather, fun and upbeat group, not to mention that our feast was delicious.

    January 5, 2014

  • Charles

    The plan is to pick somebody else up at Rockridge BART in Oakland at 9:40. Let me know if someone else needs a ride.

    January 4, 2014

    • Charles

      Rose, call you when we're close. We have 4 now. You're the last one.

      January 4, 2014

    • Charlotte

      Hi Charles! Great. My phone nr is[masked] 5636. I'll see you at the BART at 9.40!

      January 5, 2014

  • Zhao L.

    Anyone could offer car pool from sf?

    January 3, 2014

    • Lori C.

      Charlotte & Zhao, I just texted Sekar to see if he has room for all 3 of us, otherwise I'll plan to drive. His plan was to meet at California and Van Ness at 9:30am, but he plans to do a wine & cheese tasting in Nicasio on the way home and then dinner afterwards, if that works for you both. My cell # is: [masked]

      January 4, 2014

    • luvmunky

      ok...not wine and cheese tasting on the way home :)
      Just a quick stop at this cheese place on the way to the hike....

      January 4, 2014

  • Charles

    Rose, I can stop and get you. I'll call when we're close

    January 4, 2014

  • luvmunky

    I can give a ride from Van Ness and California at 9:30 as long as you don't mind the possibility of staying for dinner after :)
    Taking the bit longer scenic lucas valley road to there....and stopping for a quick cheese tasting at the Nicasio valley cheese company ;)
    Email at [masked] or text me at[masked]

    January 4, 2014

  • Joe

    Sorry, won't be able to make this one. Not feeling so great and need to rest up. Enjoy and see ya another time!

    January 4, 2014

  • Lori C.

    Anyone else want to carpool from the SF area?

    January 4, 2014

  • Joe

    Me for sure, guest possible...lookin fwd to meeting people and having fun!

    January 3, 2014

  • rose h.

    Hi. If anyone wants to carpool from Marin (We could meet at Bon Air shopping & park) let me know. [masked]

    January 3, 2014

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