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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
1 month ago

This review is outdated since I did this hike before the fire- not sure its condition now. Beautiful, particularly at dusk.

trail running
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Very nice lightly moderate trail. Not many birds, but lots of bikes on this Saturday, but all well trained in trail etiquette. Very relaxing.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

I prefer this route in reverse. One of the best routes (trail running) at Annadel SP. Marsh is challenging but very run-able and flying down South Burma is a real treat, with very different plant life at a higher elevation. The trail in the South Burma section is some of the most pristine single track in the park. Start at John Beckmeyer Trail on Parktrail Dr. for easy access.

trail running
2 months ago

Always a good time coming down Spring Creek - look out for turkeys! Access the trail from Stonehedge Dr. as well, instead of Spring Lake.

trail running
2 months ago

Either direction you run this route, you are going to have a great time. Rough-Go is steeper going up than Canyon and more technical/single track trail. I would recommend coming down Spring Creek Trail as an alternative - that trail is very shaded and not as rocky as Rough-Go if you are looking for a smoother descent. Parking on the road at Parkridge Dr. is easy and plentiful, definitely the best way to access Annadel from the Santa Rosa side. The other access point is to park at Stonehedge Dr. just north of Parktrail Dr. Enjoy!

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Really gorgeous trail. Pretty secluded from other people.