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Central Annadel Loop Trail is a 5.1 mile lightly 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. Horses are also able to use this trail.

Length 5.1 mi Elevation gain 741 ft Route type Loop

Kid friendly

Hiking

Horseback riding

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Lake

River

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

No dogs

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This hike travels through the heart of Annadel State Park. It climbs to the park's central uplands and skirts two large meadows. After winding around Lake Ilsanjo, the nexus of many of the park's trails, it loops back through deep forests to the trailhead.

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Dave C
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Running

Did the loop counterclockwise, which meant single track-ish on the way up, fire road on the way down. Nice shady trails, healthy pitch on the way up but not too steep for running. Not so crowded, pretty good mask behavior. Watch out for bikes. Added a few miles out and back on the Two Quarry trail to make it 7ish.

San S.
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Rich Bright
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Jeana Garcia
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Hiking

Great trail for an early morning summer hike. Lots of shade and very few hikers and bikers.

Devin Nickoloff
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Sophia Richmond
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Hiking

Really enjoyed this trail. It has varied terrain and is shaded for most of the hike. It also has a flatter part of the hike in the middle which made for a nice stroll around the lake. There is a fee if you park inside the park, so be prepared with cash.

Heather Despres
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Hiking

Great moderate hike, Fitbit clocked the route at 5.3 miles so not very off from the description. Will bring the kids next time.

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Roseann Day
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Hiking

Beautiful trail that covers a large sweep of Anadel with incredible meadow views and a nice loop around the lake. Free parking on the street near the trail head. The trail head isn't difficult to find if you use the map, but you do have to briefly walk through an area marked private property (Oakdale community) - cross a bridge and then you'll find the road that connects to the trail. I went on a weekday early afternoon and there were a good amount of bikers so imagine it could be heavily trafficked by mountain bikes on the weekends.

Carlos Coral
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Mountain biking

The first half of this trail is challenging if you do it by bike. A lot of Boulders and rock beds. We did it in Hardtails and we wished for full suspension. I walk my bike a lot during the first half (we did counterclockwise).

Nick Farago
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Susan O.
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Beautiful vistas, even in foggy weather. Watch out for mountain bikes if you are hiking!

Barrett Cook
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Hiking

Beautiful hike with lots of variety. About half was shaded, the other half exposed. Lots of wildlife including flogs and deer.

Alyson Liang
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It is a beautiful hike, but many bikes on the main trail. we got lost for a little bit because the rain has washed away some mud, and plants are thick. overall, it is a fun hike

Maxwell Graham
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Hiking

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

Karissa Castorena
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First to Review

Really gorgeous trail. Pretty secluded from other people.

Susan McDaniel
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Dave DeMarinis
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Florentia Scott
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Justin Fray
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Nellie L.
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Joseph Nye
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Brianna Woodard
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Paige H.
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Jo Cole
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Andy Peterson
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Keith Butler
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Jasmine Nemerovski
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Linne McAleer
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Leonel H.
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adam galvan
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