Trail Run Project Logo

Gravesite Road

 2.0 (1)

1.4 Miles 2.2 Kilometers


82%

Runnable

296' 90 m

Ascent

-295' -90 m

Descent

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

24%

Max Grade (14°)

423' 129 m

High

161' 49 m

Low

Shared By Megan W

Conditions


Unknown

Getting forecast...

Use this fire road to visit Samuel P. Taylor's grave.

Megan W

Dogs No Dogs

Features -none-

Description

The easternmost access point for starting Gravesite Road is along Sir Francis Drake Blvd. next to Barnabe Creek and before the park entrance. However, using the parking lot after the park entrance and the Gravesite Road connector is a more convenient option for most.

The Gravesite Road ascends on a contour around the lower reaches of Barnabe Peak, mostly in open meadows. The road soon levels out, reaching its highpoint just before joining Barnabe Fire Road (also called "Riding and Hiking Trail"). Proceed straight on Gravesite Road.

If you have navigated this turn correctly, you should see the white fence surrounding Samuel P. Taylor's gravesite in a meadow about 100 yards from the main trail. Take the Taylor's Gravesite Spur if you'd like to pay your respects. Samuel P. Taylor opened the first paper mill on the west coast and importantly supplied the paper for San Francisco's newspapers. He lived from 1827 to 1896 and also established the town of Taylorville where the state park is today.

Follow the Gravesite Road down through a wet, wooded valley called Deadman's Gulch and then back around the hillside towards Devil's Gulch. Travel more level ground to arrive at the bridge and junction with Bill's Trail. (To access Sir Francis Drake Blvd. roadside parking, take a left and cross the bridge before taking another left at the redwood tree onto Devil's Gulch Trail. Take Devil's Gulch Trail downhill for 100 yards before it becomes Devil's Gulch Road.) (To return to the start of Gravesite Road near the State Park entrance, retrace your steps) Note: bikes and horses are allowed on this trail.

Flora & Fauna

Bay trees, Douglas fir, buckeye, and wildflowers (in the spring).

You & This Trail


Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

none

Trail Ratings

  2.0 from 1 vote

#32861

Overall
  2.0 from 1 vote
5 Star
0%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
100%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#3,474

in California

#32,861

Overall
5 Views Last Month
87 Since Feb 26, 2015
Intermediate Intermediate

0%
0%
100%
0%
0%
0%

0 Comments

Trail Run Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Running