Samuel Taylor State Park For Mountain Biking

The 26th most popular mountain bike trail in California.

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Near Greenbrae in the Samuel Taylor State Park, the Barnabe Fire Road (aka Ridge Trail) climbs 1,400 feet over 3.6 miles to the summit of Barnabe Peak.

To reach the Samuel Taylor State Park trailhead from Greenbrae, head west on Sir Francis Drake Highway for 16 miles into Samuel Taylor State Park and park at the main entrance.

Note: mountain biking is allowed only on the fire roads and on the 3 mile paved Cross Marin Paved Trail.

Tip - After a long mountain bike ride at Samuel Taylor State Park, make sure to head over to the Gestalt Haus in Fairfax for a cold drink!

Overall, Samuel Taylor State Park is the 26th most popular mountain bike trail of all 132 mountain biking rides in California. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Samuel Taylor State Park including China Camp State Park, Pine Mountain Loop Trail, Tamarancho, Coastal Trail - Dias Ridge Loop, Bear Valley Trail and Golden Gate National Recreation AreaMt Tam.

Mountain Biking In Marin County

Mountain Biking In Marin County

Samuel Taylor State Park Mountain Biking Map



Local Contact(s):  California Tourism (916) 444-4429; Bicycle Trails Council Marin (415) 456-7512; Tam Bikes, Mill Valley (415) 389-1000; Mikes Bikes, San Rafael (415) 454-3747; Marin Tourism (415) 925-2060; Fairfax Cyclery.

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Elk Cove Inn (800) 275-2967; Mt. Tam SP Pantoll Campground

Luxury Loding:  Mountain Home Inn, Mill Valley

Breakfast Restaurant:  Dipsea Cafe, Mill Valley; Java Hut, Fairfax

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  37.904, -122.56

Date Published:  1/1/2016

Date Updated:  6/5/2018

ID:  5877

Samuel Taylor State Park Mountain Biking Map


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