hiking

no dogs

views

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.

hiking
12 days ago

hiking
19 days ago

Free parking on the road outside with a path leading directly to the trail head. We did rough go to the lake and took spring creek trail back for a nice loop. Great hike! Recommend hiking shoes. Would rate as moderate.

hiking
20 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Trails weren't marked very clearly so we veered off course a bit.

I have a lot left to explore in Anadel, but this was my favorite trail so far. We went on a Sunday in the summer but only encountered two people on the trail. There's a nice moderate climb at the beginning of the hike but not too taxing. Lovely views and lots of shade through the woods. At the end of the loop is a beautiful meadow with a picnic bench great for a lunch stop. Would definitely do it again for a relaxing evening hike.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

on Orchard Trail

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

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1 month ago