Annadel State Park, Santa Rosa

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Trione-Annadel State Park is a state park of California in the United States. It is situated at the northern edge of Sonoma Valley and is adjacent to Spring Lake Regional Park in Santa Rosa. It offers many recreational activities within its 5092acre property.The rock formations of Trione-Annadel have played central role in its history: its volcanic origins, the Native American use of obsidian, the early 1900s mining of cobblestones, and modern hikers' appreciation of its volcanic rock outcrops.These lands were occupied by the Wappo and Pomo people in prehistoric times, who would have primarily inhabited the riparian zones and the marsh perimeter. Annadel includes what some biologists consider the best example of undisturbed northern oak woodlands in existence. Visitors can enjoy the park's diverse wildlife and scenery during any time of the year but are perhaps most rewarded from April through June when most wildflowers are in bloom.
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  • August 13, 2017
    The trails are rough as they're covered in rocks that now dominate the area. They need a little TLC but Ca. State Parks don't seem to take the same pride in their parks like Oregon. Still a great plac...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Beautiful place to hike, run or ride a horse or mountain bike. No dogs please, you can take them to near by Spring Lake Park. Be sure to pick up a map at the park entrance so you know the trails. They...  more »
  • July 25, 2017
    I'm an amateur hiker and only went about 1/2 hour up Cobblestone Trail but wow is this a beautiful place: intermittent shade from beautiful oak trees, expansive meadows, and (I'm told) a lake further ...  more »
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  • June 27, 2017
    You can get there through numerous trails,even from Howard Park or Spring Lake. Either trail takes you through awesome scenery and plenty of chances to observe wildlife. The lake itself is beautiful. There are lots of areas with picnic tables, and fishing, not to mention swimming. But beware of the poison oak! It grows rampant there. Also use insect repellent and sunscreen. The ticks and mosquitoes are plentiful. There are no lifeguards there and you do have to watch out for bikers and horses.
  • April 1, 2017
    I absolutely love hiking. Annadel is beautiful. Family friendly trails. Some more intense trails. Good for biking, family hikes, picnics. Get out enjoy mother nature at annadel
  • April 17, 2017
    Great place for a quick trip into nature! Watch out for ticks but have fun! Jump in the lake but don't drink the water or go in with a open wound :)
  • May 17, 2017
    Beautiful views of Santa Rosa with large lakes and deep forests. All you could want from a state park near town. Great Verizon reception as well!!
  • July 3, 2017
    Love hiking and biking Annadel! The trails are clean, most others are friendly, and the views are beautiful.

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