Past Meetup

Hike to the top of Mt. Barnabe in Samuel P. Taylor State Park

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Devils Gulch Group Site Samuel P. Taylor

Devils Gulch Fire Road · Nicasio, CA

How to find us

I'll be in the parking area next to my silver Mazda 2.

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Hike to the top of Mt. Barnabe

This is an 8.5 mile moderately(2.5mph pace)strenuous loop hike to the top of Mt. Barnabe in Samuel P. Taylor State Park.

We meet at 10 am at Devil’s Gulch(directions are below)and start hiking soon thereafter so please be prompt and ready to hike.

The hike starts on Bill’s trail, which meanders along the creek bank, with a short diversion to Stair Step Falls to see if there’s any water flowing over the falls. Then we continue uphill on Bill’s trail to the fire lookout at the peak of Barnabe, where we’ll have our well deserved and scenic lunch break. After lunch we’ll head south/downhill on Barnabe Fire Road to the Cross Marin trail and will hike through the Redwoods back to the start.

There’s no water or restrooms at the trailhead so plan accordingly. Also it can get pretty breezy at the top so a windbreaker would be a useful item to tote along with your lunch.

FYI #1 this hike is also posted with another Meetup group.

FYI #2 it's not necessary to RSVP "not going" as this just creates unnecessary email traffic for all.


From US 101 in Marin County, exit San Anselmo/Sir Francis Drake and drive west on Sir Francis Drake about 15 miles to Samuel P. Taylor State Park. The main entrance is on the left side of the road. For this featured hike, continue 1 mile further west on Sir Francis Drake to the roadside parking area across from the signed Devil's Gulch Horse Camp entrance.