Central Annadel Loop Trail

MODERATE 23 reviews
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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.

Distance: 5.1 miles Elevation Gain: 741 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

bird watching

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

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.

hiking
2 months ago

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.

mountain biking
2 months ago

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).

hiking
muddy
3 months ago

8 months ago

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

hiking
Saturday, June 02, 2018

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

Saturday, March 10, 2018

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

hiking
Saturday, September 30, 2017

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
Sunday, September 03, 2017

Really gorgeous trail. Pretty secluded from other people.

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11 months ago

recorded Central Annadel Loop Trail

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

trail running
Sunday, June 03, 2018

recorded Loop

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