|Rincon Valley's Trione-Annadel State Park|
Annadel State Park, located at 6201 Channel Drive Santa Rosa, is the highlight of parks in Rincon Valley, perhaps in the entire county. The park is 5,100 acres of rolling valley woodland. Wildlife is abundant in this mostly undeveloped park. There are 40 miles of trails and fire roads to explore by foot, bike, or horse.
A visitor’s center and ranger station are located at the main entrance on Channel Drive. Maps are free and located in a display next to where you would pay for parking.
Other than the visitor center, there is no formal buildings or things to do other than go for beautiful hikes and rides. One of my favorite things to do is go up to Lake Isanjo either on foot or mountain bike and go for a swim. This is an unprotected lake with NO lifeguard. Swimming is allowed at your own risk. The cement dam makes for a perfect entry and exit to and from the water. There are picnic tables and one bathroom near Lake Isanjo, along with a bathroom at the top of Two Quarry Trail. Several honor bike repair stations are scattered along the trails throughout the park.
|Alex Chudacolf makes his way down Orchard|
For advanced mountain bikers, going up the Marsh Trail to Ledson Marsh and returning on the South Burma Trail is a popular ride.
I’ve been coming to Annadel Park for 20 years and have seen coyote, mountain lions, deer, rabbits, turkeys, raccoons, skunks and more. It is a great place to bird watch or take nature photography. I routinely see rattlesnakes so pay attention with your eyes and ears.
I recommend you not hike in the park unless you have a map with you. It is very big, and hikers and mountain bikers get lost there all the time. You need to either bring a map or be sure to get one at the visitor’s center when you enter the park.
Here’s a link to the park map: Annadel
Annadel State Park rules:
Day use only, no camping
Parking fee: $10
No drones or unmanned aircraft
No electric assisted bicycles (they are considered motor vehicles)
No riding off trail
Drinkable water at the visitor center and Warren Richardson trailhead. All other water found at the park is not potable
A fishing license is req at Isanjo Lake 16 years and older
All trail users must yield to horses
No fires or camp stoves
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