Woodland Presbyterian Church

HikersWoodland Outdoor Wanderers (WOW)

Saturday, September 23rd, 2023
Samuel P Taylor State Park, Lagunitas, Marin County

2023 Hiking Schedule

*** Note the date change to September 23 from the earliest WOW calendar.

Samuel P. Taylor State Park’s 2,882 acres offer shady strolls through stately redwoods along Lagunitas Creek.  Our hike leaders Mark and Karen Hannum have put together a loop trail in the park.  It is 6 1/2 miles of easy to moderate hiking along the Cross Marin Trail and various dirt trails within the park. It took them about 3 hours at a leisurely pace to complete. People who like to use trekking poles should bring them.  There is a lot of poison oak, but it can be avoided by staying on the trails.  

 Participants will meet at 7:45 AM in the parking lot of Woodland Presbyterian Church at 1324 Columbia Drive (corner of W. Gibson Rd. and Road 98) to sign in and pick up maps. We will leave by 8:00 AM.  

We will drive to Camp Taylor (15 miles west of San Rafael).  Camp Taylor has a very nice picnic area with plenty of parking, bathrooms with flush toilets, soap, water, and paper towels.  Day use parking is $8.00, senior rate is $7.00, for day use of the picnic area where we will start and end the hike. The day use pass is also good until sunset at Mt. Tamalpais and Tomales Bay State Parks.  Following the picnic lunch, additional options are Tomales Bay State Park, Mt. Tam, Stinson Beach, or the San Rafael Mission.

We are asking everyone over 16 be fully vaccinated to come on this hike.  People who have been fully vaccinated may make their own carpool arrangements. Bring a picnic lunch for the end of the hike.  Dress in layers.  Bring water, sunscreen, a hat, and wear closed-toe shoes.

The Woodland Outdoor Wanderers is a community-based organization open to all, and dedicated to introducing Yoloans to their natural and cultural environments, and to each other.  For more information visit https://www.woodlandpresbyterianchurch.org/woodland-outdoor-wanderers.html for information on future hikes.

  Click Here to download the 2023 Hiking Schedule.


Call if you have questions (530) 312-0100 or email kathyjtrott@gmail.com