Samuel P Taylor State Park Horseback Riding

The 21st most popular equestrian trail in California.

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North of San Francisco and west of San Rafael, the 2,700 acre Samuel P Taylor State Park has trails over wooded countryside in the steep rolling hills of Marin County. The park features a unique contrast of coast redwoods groves and open grassland. The park features a variety of flowers and trees, including oak, tanoak, madrone, live oak, laurel and Douglas fir. California native wildflowers include buttercups, milkmaids, and Indian paintbrush.

The park is 15 miles west of San Rafael on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard.

To reach the Devils Gulch Horse Camp from Point Reyes Station, go south on SR 1 for 2.3 miles. Turn left on Sir Francis Drake Blvd. and travel 4.25 miles, veering right at 1.8 miles.) Take a left at Devils Gulch and go less than 0.5 miles to the Horse Camp on the left.

Overall, Samuel P Taylor State Park is the 21st most popular horse trail of all 81 horseback rides in California. Several of the better horse trails are nearby Samuel P Taylor State Park including Five Brooks Trailhead and Mount Tamalpais State Park.


Local Contact(s):  Samuel P Taylor State Park (415) 488-9897; California Tourism (916) 444-4429; CA Backcountry Horsemen (888) 302-BCHC.

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Devils Gulch Horse Camp

Luxury Loding:  Casa Del Mar (415) 868-2124; Alta Mira (415) 332-1350

Breakfast Restaurant:  Mountain Home Inn; Roadhouse Cafe, Elk

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Article Source:   Best Samuel P Taylor State Park Horseback Riding Review

GPS:  38.033, -122.7322

Date Published:  12/31/2015

Date Updated:  8/19/2016

ID:  13130

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