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Best trails in Anderson Marsh State Historic Park

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Explore the most popular trails in Anderson Marsh State Historic Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Description

Anderson Marsh State Historic Park contains oak woodlands, grass-covered hills, and tule marsh. One of the largest groups of people in prehistoric California, the Southeastern Pomo, knew this land as home. Today, descendants of those people still live nearby. Anderson Marsh's archaeological sites hold clues to the lives of the Pomo. Some sites are over 10,000 years old, making them among the oldest in California. The park protects several habitats including freshwater marsh, oak woodland, grasslands, and riparian woodland. If you like to hike, you can take advantage of miles of trails. Trailside signs offer insight into understanding the native plants and animals of the park. The park is also popular for bird watching, hiking and picnicking. Explore the past at the historic Anderson Ranch, with its nineteenth century structures. The park is located at the southeast corner of Clear Lake, which is the largest natural lake wholly within the borders of California. Consisting of nearly 1000 acres, the park contains archeological sites of the Southeastern Pomo that are over 10,000 years old, as well as a 19th Century Ranch House and Barn complex. The park includes a nature preserve that embraces hundreds of acres of valuable wildlife habitat and Tule marsh, with one of the largest Great Blue Heron Rookeries on Clear Lake. The park has a Bluegrass Festival in September. Check the park's official web page for specific information on dates and times. Open sunrise to sunset.

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Map of trails in Anderson Marsh State Historic Park
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Top trails (2)
#1 - Cache Creek Trail
Anderson Marsh State Historic Park
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 4 m
Cache Creek Trail is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lower Lake, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, natShow more
#2 - McVicar Trail
Anderson Marsh State Historic Park
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Length: 8 mi • Est. 3 h 18 m
McVicar Trail is a 8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Lower Lake, California and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and natuShow more