Canyon Trail to Spring Creek Trail Loop

moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(77)
Trione-Annadel State Park

Canyon Trail to Spring Creek Trail Loop is a 11.9 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Santa Rosa, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 11.9 km Elevation Gain: 180 m Route Type: Loop


mountain biking

nature trips


bird watching





wild flowers



no dogs

4 months ago

Beautiful for trailrunning

8 months ago

I loved this trail! Be patient. The beginning is a gravel fire road which is quite underwhelming but once you hit the forest it's just a beautiful hike. The length is the most challenging otherwise a fairly easy hike. Mixed terrain with some definite rocky areas but manageable. You'll share the hike with mountain bikers but the trail is wide and there's more than enough room for everyone. I saw several very tame deer (they literally jumped within 5 feet in front of and behind me on the trail like we were playing a game!), turkeys, and lots of birds and squirrels. I went on a weekday and there was minimal people on the trail. Took me about 2 hours 45 minutes including a rest by the lake. I'll be back!

mountain biking
8 months ago

Entered the trail head near the lagoon. You can take a single track trail on the left of the dry creek or take the fire road up the right side. The canyon trail is doable for most about 2/3 the way. The trail forks off right right across the creek bed and is pretty washed out. We walked our bikes up the last 1/4 of the trail to the lake- but it was worth it. Picnic tables and beautiful lakeside vista provided good shade to take a breather. The decent down the fire road provided some fun technical wash-out terrain perfectly suited for a beginner. Definitely worth the effort and goes into the record books as a great anniversary bike ride. Be sure to grab a beer or a glass of wine at the Otter Cafe and watch the dogs swim in the summer to celebrate!

Trails are dry. Meadow trail has many thistles!

Wide rocky road. Easy grade. Beautiful amble thru oaks and fields. Wild turkeys. No dogs allowed. Lots of bicycles. Signs of horses.

Mon Dec 24 2018

Easy to moderate hike. Lots of mountain bikers on trail. $7 to park.

Tue Oct 23 2018

I would rate this route as a moderate one. I hiked this trail with two other ladies. We started at Parktrail trailhead and went onto Canyon Trail, around Lake Ijsanjo and down Spring Creek Trail.The weather was perfect for today's hike - cool with a little fog. We were fortunate to see many does and bucks out early. Clearly mating season has begun. It took us a little less than two hours to do the hike - about 2 to 3 miles an hour. Great workout.

Mon Jul 30 2018

Nice hike with lots of beautiful scenery and a good amount of wild life  its a good hike if you want to get a good hike in for the whole day and feel it the next day. I enjoy going once a week!

Sun Jul 08 2018

A pleasant, moderate hike to Lake Ilsanjo and back. Went on a very sunny Saturday afternoon in early July. Nice heat under the sun but not sweltering.

Tue Apr 10 2018

Beautiful trail, especially a few days after the rain with a strong stream in the creek. Other than a short stretch that was too steep for me to run up or down, moderate trail. Free parking on the street near trail head.

Thu Sep 07 2017

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

Sun Aug 20 2017

Thu Jun 01 2017

Great views coming back down the canyon trail!

Sat May 20 2017

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

Mon May 15 2017

great trail for hiking

Tue Jul 12 2016

This is a fine trail to get into the heart of Annadel State Park, at parts rigorous.

Fri Jul 01 2016

Used to be a fire road, now it's fairly rutted

Fri Jul 01 2016

The lake is fun to swim in before returning

mountain biking
Wed Jun 22 2016

I'm a rookie so the rock gardens were a challenge. Otherwise great with a beautiful little lake at the top!

Mon Mar 28 2016

Bad info here, no pups allowed! Trail looked pretty though!

Sat Mar 26 2016

Beautiful trail mostly under a canopy off trees along the creek.

Tue Jan 21 2014

I think there is some confusion in this data. The map shows the route as being in Annadel state park but the description has it along the American river on a trail called canyon creek trail. There is no trail by that name in Annadel. Also, Annadel is a few hours drive from the American river.

mountain biking
Tue May 07 2013

Fun trail to mtb down!

Fri Jan 11 2013

Gate at trail head says NO DOGS. Very disappointed. Was not able to hike this trail because I my pooch.

2 months ago

Showing results 1 - 30 of 77