Annadel State Park is very close to Santa Rosa. It's a large park with many access points and trails. It is part of a 3-park system that are all joined together for a terrific hiking experience. One of our favorite hikes, the 4 lakes hike , crosses all 3 parks to see the major lake at each park and Ledson marsh. Loading Slideshow The 4 lakes hike Hard 9.
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Annadel State Park is very close to Santa Rosa. It's a large park with many access points and trails. It is part of a 3-park system that are all joined together for a terrific hiking experience. One of our favorite hikes, the 4 lakes hike , crosses all 3 parks to see the major lake at each park and Ledson marsh. Loading Slideshow The 4 lakes hike Hard 9. Time to trailhead assumes that the starting point is near Coddingtown Mall in Santa Rosa.
It's useful to understand this web page, but please use the one in the park brochure above, as some trails have changed. The lawndale trail is very pretty. This trail has a gradual slope with a few rocky areas, so I would suggest wearing hiking boots or high tops for ankle support. Lawndale trail starts by hiking through a number of Eucalyptus trees. After this the true forest begins. Most of the trail is through forest. The second third of the trail is Redwood trees and the last part is pine giving way to oak.
It's a very pretty trail and a part of Annadel not often seen. At this point, take Ridge trail back around to Marsh trail, then hike on Lawndale trail back out. The hike will take you around Ledson Marsh, and the Ridge trail has some great views of Bennet valley. You will enter a series of pretty redwood groves. Unfortunately, the top is on private land. Steve's trail will run into the Ridge trail. Continue forward to the right on the the ridge trail. Turn left at the Marsh trail, then hike on Lawndale trail back out.
There is no parking available at the Shultd Rd. Hiking back on the Shultz Trail won't add any distance to the other hikes. Where the freeway ends at Farmers lane, go straight onto Hoen. Take Hoen and go right at the light at Summerfield road. Take a left on ParkTrail drive. You will see a gravel path along the road that leads into the park. Drive up ParkTrail until the path leaves the road and park there. Take Spring creek trail to Lake Ilsanjo. Cross the dam and take a right on Canyon trail back to Spring Creek trail where you came in.
This hike is a loop, with about feet of elevation gain, and it covers 4. This trailhead is very easy and quick to get to from Santa Rosa. The Spring Creek trail hikes along a creek that has a lot of ferns and is very shady. Lake Ilsanjo is pretty to watch, especially during sunset. Canyon trail is out in the open and has some loose rock on it, so I would suggest hiking boots or high tops to protect your ankles.
From the park entrance, take Spring Creek trail up to the dam. Cross the dam, and go left on Canyon trail. At the far end of the lake, take a right on richardson trail, then a right on South Burma trail.
This will take you to Buick Meadow. Now take a right on marsh trail and then a left on Canyon trail. This hike is 8. Other Ideas: take rough go trail to the lake, then take spring creek or canyon trail back.
Turn right on Mission Blvd, then left on Montgomery Drive. Take a right on Channel drive and park at the side of the road next to the Cobblestone Trailhead. Cobblestone trail is very rocky. Make sure you have adequate ankle support in your shoes. This area used to be mined for Cobblestones. Follow Rough Go to a 5 trail intersection.
Continue on Rough Go to the right. This will take you to Lake Ilsanjo dam. Cross the dam and go left on Canyon trail. Go left on Warren Richardson trail and this will take you back to the 5 trail intersection.
Continue on Rough Go and go right onto Orchard Trail. This trail will dead end into Cobblestone. Go right back to the trailhead. Take a right on Channel drive and follow it to the end. Steve's S trail will take you into the park from this trailhead. It goes through a forest with lots of obsidian. This was used to make arrow heads. It's a neat trail. Go left again on Warren Richardson trail until it meets the Two Quarry trail. Go left again to stay on Warren Richardson trail back to the parking lot.
If you have more energy or time than you thought, you can. Go left on Burma trail, then left again on Warren Richardson trail. Follow it until it meets the Two Quarry trail. At the restroom, take a right onto Marsh trail, then a right onto South Burma trail. This will take you past Buick Meadow. Now go left on Richardson trail to Lake Ilsanjo. Go right on Lower Steve's S trail and follow it all the way back to the parking lot.
Take Hoen straight past Summerfield road. Follow the signs along Newanga Avenue into the park. You'll have to pay a fee. Keep to the right and you can park by the lake. If you don't want to pay a fee, you can park on Montgomery Drive and you'll have easy access to the lake.
This area has a campground and several picnic sites. This is a simple but pretty hike. Most of it is paved. You'll see a small dam to your right before the channel drive turnoff. Park for free by the dam, and take a trail to the top of the dam. Spring Lake Hike Follow the trail around the lake. Take Hoen and go left at the light at Summerfield road. Howarth Park and Lake Ralphine access will be on your right hand side.
Pull in and park. Howarth Park is a city park and has lots of things to do for little kids. Lake Ralphine Hike Follow the trail around the lake. Half is paved, half of it is an overgrown trail. These hikes assume that you have at least 2 cars. Drop one persons car off at the end point and drive them to the starting point.
Use the directions to the trailheads written elsewhere in this document. Alternately, bring a cell-phone and call for a Taxi at the end of your hike to give you a ride back to your car.
These hikes are nice because you will always be hiking on uncovered ground. You will be able to see larger areas of the park. However, the trailheads are far apart and will add to your driving time. Drop off the first car at ParkTrail. If you have never been to ParkTrail, I suggest that you take 10 minutes to hike into where the park starts so you can recognize where to leave later. Give yourself about 30 minutes to drive to the Lawndale road trailhead.
Note that you will have to drive back here again at the end of the hike. At the Lawndale trailhead, take Lawndale trail up to Ledson Marsh, then take a left onto Marsh trail.
Trione-Annadel State Park
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