hiking

no dogs

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trail running

mountain biking

walking

birding

nature trips

forest

wild flowers

wildlife

lake

kid friendly

Annadel State Park, located 60 miles north of San Francisco on the eastern edge of Santa Rosa, offers miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, and trail riding. For wildflower lovers, Annadel Park offers a great variety of flowers from early Spring until early Summer, especially on a hike around Lake Ilsanjo. The best months to see the park's wildflowers are April and May, but there are some plants in bloom as early as January and as late as September. Dogs are not allowed on trails. Dogs are allowed on a leash under your control only on Channel Drive (a paved road) within the park. Lake Ilsanjo offers excellent fishing for black bass and bluegill. Black bass weighing nine pounds and more have been caught here. A purple plastic worm is a favored bait for the bass, while the bluegill favor garden worms, small crayfish, and grubs. If you are 16 years of age or older, you must have a California fishing license. Ledson Marsh dries up by late August or early September and so no fish are found there.

Needs better signage but beautiful trail, moderate grade up and easy down.

2.5 hour loop at a leisurely pace. Path was easy to navigate and beautiful thick foresty trail. The last 1 mile of the hike was on a paved road back to the parking lot.

trail running
24 days ago

trail running
24 days ago

Great views coming back down the canyon trail!

Nice trail, relatively easy, but will give you a nice workout if you're moving along.

Great for an afternoon meander, usually pretty nice weather

hiking
28 days ago

This trail was part of a hike - Spring Creek and Rough Go.
Great hike.

The various forests are just beautiful. You get a little bit of everything. A little climb at the beginning but pretty even throughout. Lots of flowers and herbs and things to see. Love it!! If you continue on Pig Flat to Schultz which leads to the road, then you can do a loop which is just under 7 miles. 1 mile of road....

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike. Lots of varied landscapes to enjoy. Mind the bikers if using Canyon. Not as many on Spring Creek.

great trail for hiking