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Annadel Loop Alternative

 12 votes

Length

7.9 Miles 12.6 Kilometers


75%

Singletrack

Elevation

625' 191 m

Ascent

-628' -191 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

870' 265 m

High

328' 100 m

Low

Conditions


All Clear 2 days ago
Mostly Dry - Only a couple trails, on the sw area of the park closed. History

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Great views, challenging sections and great fun!

Nance Michalos

Overview

A great ride that takes the rider through several different terrains. From grassy oak lands all the way to dense pines.
Dogs: No Dogs

Need to Know

Even though most of this ride is intermediate, there are definitely black diamond sections as marked on the map.

Description

This ride starts at the Spring Lake parking lot. From there you take the Canyon Trail fire road to the Spring Creek Trail in Annadel. This trail is technical and steep for a section of about a quarter mile right before the lake. However, it is the shortest route to Lake Ilsanjo, being just under 2.5 miles from the Spring Lake parking lot.

The trail ends at Lake Ilsanjo and from there you make a right (or left if you like) onto the Lake Trail. From there you can take a couple laps around the Lake for fun (it's really pretty and quite peaceful)... or just make your way around the Lake to the Rough Go Junction. It's clearly marked.

Stay on the Rough Go Trail for 0.9 miles until you reach the Orchard Trail. The Orchard trail can be technical at times but not difficult. Make a right on the the Orchard Trail and stay on that until it loops around to the Cobblestone Trail - approximately 1 mile. Take a left onto the Cobblestone Trail and follow it until it junctions again with the Rough Go Trail - again in about a mile. Then turn right onto the Rough Go and take it all the way down to the Canyon Trail fire road you started on, and back to the parking lot.

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Land Manager: California State Parks

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What doe s the black diamonds mean Apr 6, 2014
Mikael Palner
San Francisco, CA
Mikael Palner   San Francisco, CA
It is a highly technical section of the trail. Like a black diamond piste in Skiing. Usually hikeable if you feel uncomfortable. May 1, 2014

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