CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION
Divisions of Boating and Waterways, Historic Preservation and Off-Highway Vehicles
For Immediate Release: 8/14/2014
Multi-Use Trail Project to Begin at Bill’s Trail in Samuel P. Taylor State Park
Bill’s Trail will remain closed to the public until project is completed
MARIN COUNTY , Calif. –. A trail project to expand recreational access on the popular Bill’s Trail in Samuel P. Taylor State Park will begin later this month. The trail will close to the public beginning Wednesday August 20, 2014; remain closed during construction, and for one year following completion, in order for the trail to properly cure.
Bill’s Trail is a nearly four-mile long trail which varies between 200 to 1,200 feet in elevation and connects to the park’s Devil’s Gulch Trail, Barnabe Fire Road, and Gravesite Fire Road. When re-opened, the trail will be multi-use, allowing hikers, cyclists, and equestrians to have a safe and shared trail experience. The trailhead will be posted with closure information, and periodic updates will be posted on the park’s website.
The project includes trail tread improvement, establishing and improving stone crossings and bridges, and installing safety features and trail signs. Construction will be done by hand, using trail construction and maintenance techniques typical of those employed at inaccessible back-country locations such as those found on Bill’s Trail. California State Parks will manage and supervise the project; much of the work will be performed by California Conservation Corp crews.
Visitors to Samuel P. Taylor State Park will be able to enjoy other trails, including Pioneer Tree Trail, Cross Marin Trail, Ox Trail, and Devil’s Gulch Trail.
California State Parks Mission
To provide for the health, inspiration and education of the people of California by helping to preserve the state’s extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high quality outdoor recreation.