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Annadel Loop Alternative

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

7.9 mile 12.6 kilometer loop
75% Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 625' 191 m
Descent: -628' -191 m
High: 870' 265 m
Low: 328' 100 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)

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Trail shared by Nance Michalos

Great views, challenging sections and great fun!

Nance Michalos

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Overview

A great ride that takes the rider through several different terrains. From grassy oak lands all the way to dense pines.

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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Jan 11, 2020
Paul Cowan
Great ride! Could do without the rock gardens on the way up, but lots of fun on the way down. I'll be back for sure.
Jan 6, 2020
Sharon Siegler
Aug 18, 2019
Keddy Bostic
Jun 19, 2019
James Fotherby
Jan 27, 2019
Dustin Rudiger
Jan 10, 2019
James Fotherby
Nov 11, 2018
Patti Kesel
Oct 28, 2018
Ryan White

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  4.1 from 20 votes

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#127

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#897

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Photos

Cobblestone Trail
Jun 14, 2013 near Santa Rosa, CA
Lake Ilsanjo. Nice spot for an energy snack.
May 27, 2013 near Santa Rosa, CA
A break in the rains on Rough Go Trail.
Feb 19, 2019 near Santa Rosa, CA
Peaceful Lake Ilsanjo
Jun 14, 2013 near Santa Rosa, CA
Annadel dances between smooth, open fire roads to loose, rocky and a bit technical without warning.
May 27, 2013 near Santa Rosa, CA
Rest at Lake Ilsanjo between Canyon Trail and Rough Go Trail
Feb 19, 2019 near Santa Rosa, CA

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